PoPville chronicles the happenings in Washington DC’s neighborhoods.
Topics covered include quality of life, real estate, restaurants, bars, retail, architecture, gardening, pets, transit, crime and other general observations.
Today PoPville averages over 2 million page views per month seen by over 500,000 unique visitors.
PoPville was created by Rockville Centre native Dan Silverman in 2006. Silverman adopted the flaneur lifestyle (many miles of weekly walkabouts) shortly after moving to the District’s Woodley Park neighborhood in 1997. He has been living in Petworth since 2003. The site was originally known, and is still known to many as, Prince of Petworth (PoP). Silverman was an early pioneer of neighborhood blogging with an emphasis on concise, photo heavy, street by street coverage.
Silverman has been quoted and/or featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, NBC Washington, and many other local publications.
Washingtonian has called PoPville – the “King of Neighborhood Blogs” and The Washington Post has written that Silverman, “probably knows more about the District than some beat cops”. Thrillist says, “If you’re not already following this Lord of Local News, you’re doing social media wrong.”
@scottbrodbeck says: “@PoPville Is the best example in the country of how to do crowdsourcing and short-form, on-the-ground reporting well on a local level”
PoPville has been voted multiple times Best Neighborhood Blog in the Washington Post Express and Best Local Blog in the Washington City Paper.
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