07/06/15 4:30pm


“DC Bike Party, will celebrate its third anniversary with a special Friday edition as well as an after party at the City Bikes warehouse at 632 W St. NE. On July 10th, the popular monthly party ride, which averages between 700-1,000 participants each event, will ride through DC all set for a birthday party. Bikes will be adorned with balloons, birthday cakes, and streamers! DC Bike Party’s amazing mobile jukebox will be cruising along the ride to provide the tunes for the evening as well.

Riders of all levels are welcome.

The group, departing from Dupont Circle at 8pm sharp, will set out to complete an approximately 7-mile ride, breaking for a pit-stop performance by Urban Artistry at Benjamin Banneker Park, before ending with an after party at 632 W St. NE.

The after party, which starts at 9:30pm and ends at 1:00am, will have a full bar, ice cream from Milk Cult, bike portraits, a large communal mural, water balloon fight and live music by The Originators.

A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty.com 24 hours before the ride. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point—many riders use Capital Bikeshare.

Everyone is welcome to attend the party or participate in the ride. RSVP on Facebook using this link.

WHAT: DC Bike Party’s 3 Year Anniversary Ride and After Party

WHERE: Ride departs from the middle of Dupont Circle, after party is at 632 W St. NE

WHEN: Friday, July 10th

Meet at 7:30 P.M. in Dupont for the ride or at 9:30pm at 632 W St. NE for the party”

07/06/15 3:50pm

From ReasonTV:

“Meet the Thighmaster of urban public policy: Streetcars.

Municipal politicians all across the country have convinced themselves that this costly, clunky hardware can revitalize their flabby downtown economies.

That includes the fearless leaders of America’s capital city. The DC government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade trying to erect a streetcar line in the up-and-coming neighborhood of H Street. The project has been an epic disaster, perfectly demonstrating how ill-suited streetcars are to modern urban life.

Produced by Rob Montz, who also hosts. Camera by Todd Krainin. Graphics by Jason Keisling and Meredith Bragg.”

07/06/15 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.


“This is Sonny and we live in Brightwood Park.”


“Finch, current resident of Penn Quarter. When we picked him up from the Washington Humane Society, they told us that he had been born into a hoarding house of dozens of cats. In the years since then, Finch has lived with us in Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and even a brief stint in Seattle.”


“This is Rupp lounging in Mt. Pleasant”

07/06/15 3:10pm


From Change.org:

“In light of Donald Trump’s insensitive remarks against Mexican immigrants, José Andrés should reconsider opening a restaurant inside Trump’s D.C. hotel, set to open in 2016.

José Andrés embodies the American dream, having moved from Spain to start a family and create one of the most successful restaurant chains in culinary history.”


At posting 362 have signed.


07/06/15 2:50pm

1855 Newton Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1855 Newton Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Wonderfully charming Mount Pleasant rowhouse. Wood floors. Living room, dining room renovated kitchen on 1st floor. , Upper & lower deck. 3 bedrooms, 1 Full bath on 2nd floor. Tiled family room and full bath & mini kitchen on Lower level. Front porch and fenced backyard with 2 parking spaces. Window air conditioners. No smokers.Owner would consider a pet with separate deposit. Available July 15th.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $4,000/Mo.

07/06/15 2:25pm


“Dear PoPville,

Picture it: the Fourth the July 2015. I woke up, shuffled what’s-his-name out of my room so I could plan brunch with my loved ones, and got excited to celebrate America the way Jesus intended: with mimosas.

We popped on over to our local Safeway, the one by the Georgia Ave metro. We gathered supplies and merrily sauntered back to our apartment to put on some Dolly Parton and make a scrumptious brunch. For America.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a bottle of delicious orange juice with a broken seal. Some hooligan had opened the OJ, removed the protective safety seal, and did God-knows-what with it before putting it back on the shelf.

And this isn’t the first time it has happened! I bought tainted crunchy peanut butter once too. I don’t know why people are tampering with the food at Safeway, but shoppers should be extra careful to make sure the products they’re buying haven’t been opened by some roving pack of miscreants.

This used to be such a great country. I don’t know what happened.

Happy 4th! 🇺🇸👏🏼🇺🇸👏🏼🇺🇸”

07/06/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington

Local slide scanning service?

“Has anyone had any experiences – good or bad – with having slides scanned locally? My dad has hundreds of old slides of random family events and trips spanning about 20 years. I’d like to get at least some of them digitized in time for a family gathering later this month, so I don’t have time to send them out to a web-based service. I have a car so getting to non-Metro-friendly locations is not an issue. Thanks!”

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07/06/15 1:32pm

2301 M Street, NW

A reader reports:

“I thought you might like to know that Landmark Theatres has leased the former West End Cinema space and that they plan to reopen the theater on July 17. They have a sign on the window of the cinema and they are currently hiring new staff (they placed on ad in craigslist).”

Ed. Note: Thanks to everyone else who tweeted and emailed us.