05/23/17 4:00pm

From the Capital Riverfront BID:

“The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th Season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.”

05/23/17 3:25pm

Sadly the damage is probably done but this is at least a step in the right direction. Though local Fox5’s remains live with an Editor’s note. Ed. Note: They should completely retract their story too. Thanks to a commenter for noting this statement from Fox News:

“On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.

We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted.”

05/23/17 3:10pm

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 2 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.

“Tito of Petworth – most beautiful frog dog.”

“This is Gracie in Shaw, chillin’ on the couch.”

05/23/17 2:45pm


via Columbia Heights Listserv

Important warning for dog owners on the Columbia Heights listserv:

“Please be advised, the rat problem on the 700 block of Irving St. is completely out of control. It has gotten to the point where residents are taking matters into their own hands to place poison baits, and are doing so without placing the baits in a way that is safe for pets and other, non-target animals.

Our dog ate one of the baits the other day and had to take a trip to the emergency room. Fortunately, she is fine. Our neighbors on one side said that they found bait blocks on their porch, and that their dog had one in its mouth. We also found two on our porch. Now I am seeing reports that residents are finding chewed up remnants of poison blocks on the sidewalks and in Bruce Monroe Park. These are extremely dangerous, as dogs will eat them very quickly. Our dog almost ate one yesterday, it did not occur to me what it was.

I have attached a photo of one of the offending items. These are also dangerous to children who may come into contact with the poison. I also found a dead squirrel this morning that appeared to have been poisoned.

Quote below from one of our neighbors: (more…)

05/23/17 1:30pm


The Cidery celebrates its grand opening weekend with a cider release and Catalan grilling. Credit: Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media

It’s go time.

From a press release:

“ANXO Cidery and Tasting Room, the second location of DC’s first winery since prohibition, opens its doors to the public for a grand opening on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. With the opening of this cidery, the team of Sam Fitz, Rachel Fitz, Cooper Sheehan and Alex & Sara Vallcorba is joined by Cider Maker Greg Johnson. The Grand Opening weekend will include extended hours, the release of a new ANXO Collaboration Cider, and Catalan grilling on Memorial Day. (more…)

05/23/17 1:15pm


3400 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about the 3400 block of Georgia Ave? The mushroom farm seems to have never taken off (in fact I don’t think they even moved into the space).

Even that Spanish grocery seams to have stalled. According to PIVS their latest permit was cancelled. What’s going on?”

A staffer with CM Nadeau’s office sends OP:

“I wanted to let you know that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has confirmed that both the properties you mentioned, 3400 Georgia Ave NW and 3412 Georgia Ave NW, are currently classified as vacant.”

05/23/17 1:00pm


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05/23/17 12:30pm


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to alert you to a potential traffic issue I’ve been noticing more than more. There’s a very weird intersection around the southwest corner of Union Station, where the cabs/cars/buses that have dropped off people in the front come out to either Mass Ave (turning left or right) or going straight down E Street. If you look at the map, though, there’s also a small lane that comes out of First Street NE. The traffic lights are not well angled, so when the Union Station lane gets the red light, the First Street lane gets green, but I’ve seen several times cars (cabs in particular) from Union Station mistaking the second green as theirs, and driving out. What’s worse is that there are generally a lot of bicyclists in the First Street lane, and I worry eventually someone will get hit.”

05/23/17 12:00pm

This house is located at 4235 South Dakota Ave, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Modern masterpiece by Louis Giles Jr. Complete, meticulous renovation keeping true to home’s 1960 mid-century modern design. 3,500+ sq.ft. 3 bed/ 2.5 bath. 18-foot living room ceiling w/wall of glass. Small cooling pool w/waterfall. Close to Catholic, Howard & Monroe Street Market.15-min walk to Brookland/CUA Metro. Looking for next stewards of this rare & exceptional example of modernism in DC.”

You can (and must) see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,125,000.