“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.”
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 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.”
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.
“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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“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.
Last year one of my dogs became stressed out from the fireworks and ran away. She was returned after a neighbor received one of 900 postcards I mailed out.
Saturday night I was frustrated and felt trapped in my own rowhouse from all the craziness. Fireworks were constant in my neighborhood for over 4 hours. Is there a solution for Metro PD? There has to be something man. One of my dogs has PTSD from all the noise. I love this city and our country, but people here are crazy with the fireworks man. Saturday night was not safe on my street..
This house is located at 3725 18th Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“AS-IS estate sale! Home needs some improvements, but great potential. Two-car driveway and one-car garage. Newer windows, including a bay window in the living room. Newer, good quality carpet. Short sale – third party approval required.”