Photo by PoPville flickr user cherry.savoy
Have a great weekend!
Photo by PoPville flickr user cherry.savoy
Have a great weekend!
Some good samaritans and I saw this pup hit by a car today. Or rather- she ran into the car at full speed. The owner of the car stopped and waited for help. She has some scratches and was definitely traumatized but physically appears somewhat ok. She had no tags and no microchip. Since it was after hours- we called the humane society since all the vets are closed. He appears to have broken her leash. Can you please share with your crowd in hopes of finding her owner? I’d hate for her to spend the weekend in the shelter after she was so traumatized. She was hit around 7pm on the corner of 11th and Maryland NE. She is currently with WHS at their NY Ave. location.”
520 Florida Ave, NW
From an email:
“Sunday, March 16th 2014
520 Florida Ave NW
Doors Open at 10am
Live Music all day featuring:
The Points of Rougery
Split String Soup
Luke James Shaffer
Face painting for the kids, Irish inspired menu, no reservations needed.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu
While there are certain things I love about the District, I also get tired of wearing rose colored glasses from time to time. The following was edited by that bastard Wilhelm von Humboldt. You are highly encouraged to (re)watch the Pharrell Williams HAPPY DC video to restore your equilibrium after reading. In no way did the consumption of gin and tonic with a splash of campari influence the make up of this list:
13. The Mall and Monuments – an easy one – when is the last time you’ve visited the Mall, seriously? And if you do it’s all mucked up with tourists taking photos.
12. Our local politicians – apparently some of our elected officials have had legal issues of late. And since the 90s. And they park wherever they want!
11. Row Houses – All overpriced and require thousands of dollars of upkeep every year.
10. Walkability – In many spots it’s a massive pain trying to cross Rock Creek Park while everywhere else cars will try their best to run you over.
9. History – We’ve never actually healed from its wounds so there’s a lot of bad blood lingering. Plus what else could cause DC born Dallas fans to be tolerated and even encouraged here.
8. Libraries – good luck getting a seat.
7. The 9:30 Club – the good shows all sell out in 15 minutes and good luck getting a beer.
6. Weather – the humid summers and mosquitos make a lethal mix.
5. The Nationals – How the hell do you pull Strasburg when you’re about to make the playoffs?!?!
4. The Cherry Blossoms blooming – sure they look pretty on the trees but that’s only for a few weeks then they litter our streets and get stuck to our shoes and you find them rotting all over your overpriced house. And tourists!
3. Our Museums – we screwed up the Corcoran Gallery of Art and have to dish it off to a university and the Feds.
2. Our Revival – where the rich get to eat everywhere and the poor get homeless.
1. The People – A large proportion of delusional, self important, self indulgent, insufferable know it alls who think they are smarter/cooler than you are. Not to mention the fucking tourists!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.
“Red Line 10 p.m. Fri, Mar. 14 through closing Sun, Mar. 16
Trains every 8-16 minutes
Red Line trains will operate as follows:
Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 16 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: Every 10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only
Work Performed: Rail fastener renewal, rail joint elimination, and infrastructure improvements between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; rail fastener renewal and track joint elimination between Dupont Circle & Van Ness.
Regular weekend service
Blue Line Sat., Mar. 15
Regular service EXCEPT Saturday at Franconia-Springfield station only
On Saturday, Blue Line trains will operate:
Between Largo Town Center & Van Dorn Street stations at regular Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes)
At Franconia-Springfield Station only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM
Regular weekend service on Sunday.
Work Performed: Improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination and fastener renewal – between Van Dorn Street & Franconia-Springfield stations.
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten
Green Line Sat, Mar. 15 through closing Sun, Mar. 16
Regular service EXCEPT buses replace trains at Greenbelt Station only
Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park. Riders using shuttle bus service should allow about 15 minutes of travel time.
Green Line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave throughout the weekend. Normal intervals are every 12-20 minutes.
Station Closed: Greenbelt
Work Performed: Continued construction of a new test track located between College Park and Greenbelt to accept Metro’s new fleet of 7000-series railcars.
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 3-4 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.
“Luna takes a selfie in Adams Morgan”
“Luna (left) and Joey (right) – 16th Street Heights”
“This is Olive of H Street being really mad at me because I was packing for a vacation and she wasn’t invited.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington
“The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public and members of the media about street closures in connection with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Elephant Walk scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2014, and Tuesday, March 18, 2014, respectively.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This event is scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
The parade will form on the National Mall and proceed westbound on Constitution Avenue, N.W. from 7th Street to 17th Street, N.W., where they will disband.
7th Street will be closed between Constitution Avenue, N.W. and Independence Avenue, S.W. from approximately 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Streets leading to Constitution Avenue, NW will be closed during this time period.
Annual Elephant Walk
This event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm. The streets will begin closing at 7:30 pm and re-open at 9:30 pm.
The Elephant Walk will proceed from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center. The walk will form at the New Jersey Avenue and Virginia Avenue, NW (Capitol Power Plant) at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic:
North on South Capitol Street to Washington Avenue, SE
Northwest on Washington Avenue to Independence Avenue, SE
West on Independence Avenue to 3rd Street, SE
North on 3rd Street to G Street, NW
West on G Street, NW to the loading dock at the Verizon Center where they will disband.
Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution when traveling in this area due to heavy pedestrian, vehicle, and bus traffic in the above areas.
View the route here.”
UPDATE Thanks to a reader for noticing a new note on the Elephant walk route page:
“No DC Elephant Walk this year
Unfortunately, due to a change in schedule we will not be having the D.C. elephant walk this year. We hope that you’ll join Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at the Verizon Center through March 23 to see our famous Asian elephants!”
“Chic city living – modernistic warehouse style condo in Adams Row w/ private entrance & assigned parking spot. Spacious 2br, 2 ba w/ open living/dining/kitchen w stainless steel appliances. Loft style design ~ high ceilings w/ exposed ductwork, gorgeous hardwood floors, washer/dryer.Freshly painted. Pet friendly building. All this & a great location in the heart of Adams Morgan!”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.
Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfkann
“The District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will go into a full deployment at 8 pm Sunday, March 16, putting more than 200 plows on District commercial and residential streets by 10 pm. Precipitation will start Sunday as rain then turn to snow after 9 pm. About 2-4 inches of snow are predicted before the storm ends Monday night after a rain/snow mix. The forecast calls for sub-freezing temperatures overnight Sunday into Monday with a high of 32F on Monday and 43F on Tuesday.
“Here we go again, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “We encourage everyone to be aware of road conditions and take the necessary precautions as they travel, whether on foot or by motor vehicle.”
He noted that DPW’s residential street sweeping program will be suspended Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18. “The same dump trucks we use for street sweeping are the same trucks we use for snow removal. Staff is spending the weekend converting these trucks back to snow vehicles,” he said. Enforcement of street sweeping parking restrictions will be suspended as well.
Residential and commercial property owners are asked to apply an abrasive such as non-clumping kitty litter, rock salt or deicer before the storm begins. They also should be aware that sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user johnmcochran2012
I’ve been living in a small, 4-unit, apartment building in Mount Pleasant for four years. At times over the last four years, myself and two of the three other units have worked to address the smoking of the 4th resident. This individual is a bit agoraphobic, avoiding all contact with neighbors, no matter the time of day. We are an otherwise friendly and sociable community. But the “other” resident is a heavy indoor smoker, preferring to smoke with the windows closed!
In addition to the utterly foul stench that permeates the hallway, the smoke filters into the other three apartments. It’s really bad. I’m recently recovering from radiation treatment, and the smell of smoke is more than I can stand.
We have all addressed the smoke problem with our landlord, a small private company, over the course of the years to no avail. What recourse do we have, if any, to take action against this individual to get him to stop smoking indoors. It’s a very small building, so it’s very noticeable when he smokes.
Any advice from the PoPville community would be immensely helpful. Thanks!”
Ed. Note: Last week we spoke about a similar situation in a condo.
Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80
“Our 30-ish unit co-op building is considering changing property management companies. So, fellow co-op/condo board-members and residents, what company do you use? How has the experience been? Would you recommend them?”
“Go to Nats games AND feel good about yourself: Use coupon code NCMEC when buying tickets!
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is partnering up with the Washington Nationals to offer fans a discount on regular season tickets! All you need to do is enter coupon code “NCMEC” for the discount. In return a portion of every ticket sold benefits the non-profit.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is located in Alexandria, Va. Our mission is to find missing kids, end the sexual exploitation of children and educate. Help us continue to protect children AND get discount Nats tickets. Thanks!”
“I lost my bike saddle bag Tuesday 3/11 in the morning with my rear light, spare tubes, cartridges and levers in it, either biking on 14th street or on Hains Point. Its a really small black bag, and it might be Specialized (I don’t exactly remember).
If you picked up today, please let me know! thank you”
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