03/02/15 4:30pm

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1341 H Street, NE

From Star & Shamrock:

“The Star and Shamrock is less than one week away from kicking off its first-ever, month-long Spring Shenanigans Simcha Festival, launching this coming Wednesday, March 4th, the first night of the Jewish holiday, Purim. Dubbed by the deli/tavern as “the Jewish St. Patrick’s Day”, this particular Jewish holiday is famously celebrated by being drunk on happiness, with the help of lots of good alcohol. In fact, the Talmud even instructs Jewish people to celebrate the holiday as “yemei mishteh v’simchah, days of drinking and rejoicing” (Esther 9:22). With guidelines like that, this is clearly a holiday for people of all faiths. Staying true to its Irish-Jewish namesake, Star and Shamrock is setting course to mark this “Jewish St. Patrick’s Day” with a Purim Party packed with as much revelry as its upcoming Irish one.

The festivities will begin at 7:00 pm on the evening of 4th, featuring a wide-range of menu specials, drink specials, live entertainment, and even a costume contest, throughout the course of the evening. Given the drinking-centric nature of the holiday, the event will be held in partnership with the popular Shmaltz Brewing Company, whose brewing industry celebrity founder, Jeremy Cowan, will be onsite for a He’Brew “Tap Takeover”. (more…)

03/02/15 4:20pm

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14 F Street, NW

From an email:

“Kelly’s Irish Times is proud to announce the completion of their new whiskey bar! Owner Brendan Kelly revamped the back portion of the Capitol Hill pub to make room for a large new bar dedicated to one of his favorite spirits. A welcome addition to the historic venue, the new whiskey bar boasts an extensive and well-rounded beverage menu that features 23 Irish Whiskeys, 29 Kentucky Bourbons, 22 varieties of Scotch and 16 Ryes.

The menu was designed to appeal to whiskey fanatics and newbies alike. While all whiskies are priced and served as 2 oz. pours, 1 oz. pours are available at half price upon request (perfect for guests who want to sample something new or those who simply don’t want to pick between their favorite spirits.)

The redesign also includes the addition of a semi-private party space adjacent to the new whiskey bar, which allows private party attendees to enjoy the energy of the boisterous bar while still having a reserved space.”

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Photo courtesy Kelly’s Irish Times

03/02/15 4:08pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user District Shots

From Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service reports they have issued a winter weather advisory for the DC metropolitan area for Tuesday, March 3, 09:00 AM EST until March 3, 10:00 PM EST. Expect snow, sleet and freezing rain with accumulation of up to an inch of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice during this time period.”

03/02/15 3:55pm

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3146 16th Street, NW

@ohmykevin tweets us the photo above:

“@PoPville work coming along with the meridian hill baptist church on 16th, roof + back wall gone”

Washington Business Journal previously reported:

“Valor Development picked up a permit on Feb. 6 to convert the entire structure — with a large rear and side addition — into an 85-unit multifamily building.”

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03/02/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Missy from Adams Morgan is helping with the laundry.”

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“Tom Ford (black half moon betta) and Tetris (multi-colored Plakat betta). We live in Mt. Pleasant.”

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“Stoney is a rescue cat who is lounging (as usual) in Arlington.”

03/02/15 3:10pm

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser named Gregory M. Dean as Chief of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS).

“The safety and well-being of District residents is my top priority and FEMS is at the frontlines of this effort. Chief Dean is a proven, collaborative leader who led a department with an international reputation for its fire-based EMS performance. I am certain that he will work with our emergency first responders and the community to move the department forward in exciting ways,” said Mayor Bowser.

“I look forward to working with Mayor Bowser and FEMS providers to deliver efficient and compassionate fire and emergency medical services to the residents in all eight Wards,” said Dean. “We will build on the Department’s strengths and bring a data driven approach that will ensure we are delivering top-notch services 24/7.”

Dean previously served for 10 years as the Fire EMS chief for Seattle, Washington, where he led the administrative and operational functions of a team of 1,150 employees with a $175 million budget. He brings homeland security expertise and a reputation for working well with residents, labor and other stakeholders. (more…)

1701 Park Rd Nw

This rental is located at 1701 Park Road, NW. The listing says:

“A large 1 Bedroom Apartment at the Park Regent with a huge closet is available. Hardwood floors, High Ceilings & Large Windows. Historic building located in Mt Pleasant. Great access to #42, H2, H4 & S bus routes and 3 blocks to Columbia Heights Green line Metro station. Also close to Rock Creek Park and the Zoo. Quiet neighborhood, yet close to the action in Adams Morgan. Lots of shopping at mom & pop stores close by and Target, Giant, Staples and other large store within walking distance. Zip car and Bike share located across the street. Elevator building with exercise facilities, indoor bike storage and laundry located on lower level. Rent includes Heat, Hot Water & Gas for cooking. Tenant pays only for electric (Est $20-$25/mo)”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,699/Mo.

03/02/15 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Katie Yaeger Rotramel

“Dear PoPville,

DC has parking time limits in many areas, but the ParkMobile app keeps letting you pay. Unfortunately, this resulted in a ticket. Sketchy on my part, perhaps, but I do find it ridiculous that the city continued to take my money through the app only to ticket me. I protested the ticket but lost and will pay it, since I’m a decent citizen (I guess), but frankly I see a serious problem here. Either the app can alert you that you can’t stay in the zone, or a ticket is unfair — can’t have it both ways.

Perhaps others have had a similar experience.

Update:

I heard back from ParkMobile; I emailed them explaining the situation and this is what they had to say when explaining that the app keeps allowing you to extend your time and pay: “Our zones are configured in the way DC dictates and they haven’t asked us to restrict parking for this regulation.” It seems the app has the technology…but DC chooses not to use it, I’m sure for their benefit.”

03/02/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

Pipe burst, flooded apt. What can I demand as a tenant?:

“Please help if you have any experience or legal knowledge with issues like severe flood damage to your apartment (as a tenant.) Landlords: feel free to chime in, too.

Really stressed out here and seeking advice! :(

Question: What can I expect for compensation for the trouble of being displaced out of my home?
Backstory: Pipe burst Saturday 2/21 late at night. I came home to discover 3 inches of standing water in my bedroom, and also in 2nd bedroom (roommate was out of town). Water came from a pipe somewhere behind the walls of the 2nd floor. It was not my fault or negligence. Landlord came as soon as he knew, and he did call contractors, (but did not admit the issue or apologize). Contractors came the following morning. The pipe that had burst was one that went to an external spigot and they had questioned why there was no valve for that pipe to prevent exactly this kind of situation. (In other words, implying he is to blame for not ensuring that precaution.) Damage: mostly structural– all carpeting, walls, and ceiling, insulation, and some piping needs to be re-done. Personal Damage: clothes, shoes, documents/books, furniture.

Total time for repairs: Minimum 14 days. It is an absolute mess right now. Carpet has been ripped up but the place is not dry yet which means they haven’t put up the new drywall.

Landlord found us temporary housing but is not offering any more. He frequently resists our requests. As a result, both my roommate and I had to scramble to find accommodation, and he is not even sure when the repairs will be done.

Some may argue that pipes freeze as a result of Mother Nature — or God?– and so it unfortunately is something unexpected and should be treated like an accident.

My concern: Many people have differing views and advice on this. After calling DC Tenant Rights Office, they said if he accommodated us, then I am still required to pay rent. Now he is not accommodating us.
Do we simply pay a pro-rated event (calculated per diem), or can I also add on costs of inconvenience such as getting cabs to transport my belongings, a day off work for the trouble of moving belongings and finding alternative housing? What about utilities?

At this point I am rambling but just have so much burden on my brain.
Please put in your thoughts, ESPECIALLY if you have been through this or KNOW your rights.

Many thanks!”

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