Dear PoPville – Help Me With the Lingo

Photo by PoPville flickr user ianseanlivingston

Dear PoPville,

I was reading the comments about a house for sale in the 100 block of T street. I noticed people talking about east of the park and west of the park. I don’t know what park they are talking about. The Park at LeDroit? Can’t be. I need a real estate “street” or “PoPville” dictionary for DC neighborhoods. they seem to get relabeled so quickly. I can’t keep up. Please school me.

Also what is PoPville? Is it a group Flickr account? Sorry to be so behind the times. I need a tutorial.

LeDroit park resident.

When folks say “east of the park” they are referring to the neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park.

PoPville is a flickr group and it is also my twitter feed but more importantly it is a name I made up to represent all of the neighborhoods that I cover. The name derives from Prince of Petworth which is often abbreviated as PoP and I added the ‘ville to capture the areas covered by the blog. I grew up in a town called Rockville Centre so I have affinity for ‘villes.

I’ll take this opportunity to invite you all to the 6th anniversary of PoPville. On Nov. 29th we will celebrate and drink some special DC Brau beer brewed for the occasion at Meridian Pint (11th and Park Rd, NW) – more details when we get a bit closer to the date.

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