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 about daily life in DC.
PoPville the community has also become, in many ways, an unofficial ombudsman and advisor for many residents in the District of Columbia. Readers are able to write in questions and collectively get answers to a host of topics concerning life in the District.
Today PoPville averages over 2 million page views per month seen by over 500,000 unique visitors.
Dan Silverman/Photo by James Kvaal
PoPville was created by Rockville Centre native Dan Silverman in 2006. Silverman was an early pioneer of neighborhood blogging with an emphasis on concise, photo heavy, street by street coverage. Silverman adopted the flaneur lifestyle (many miles of weekly walkabouts) shortly after moving to the District’s Woodley Park neighborhood in 1997. After living in Petworth from 2003-2015, today, Silverman lives with his wife and daughters in between Van Ness and Tenleytown in North Cleveland Park. The site was originally known as and, in tribute to his blogging roots, Silverman still posts as Prince of Petworth (PoP).
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 Local Blog in the Washington Post Express, Washington City Paper, and Washington Blade.
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