04/29/16 4:25pm

VCH logo 2016

From a press release:

“Hill Center is proud to announce the fourth annual Volunteer Capitol Hill, a volunteer fair featuring over 35 non-profit organizations, on April 30 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Volunteer Capitol Hill takes place at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE.

Volunteer Capitol Hill showcases the diverse range of community building activities being undertaken by nonprofit groups all over Capitol Hill. Whether individuals are looking to make a difference in the community, develop new job skills, make new friends, or spend time together as a family, there is an opportunity for everyone.

With organizations spanning from youth development to dog rescue to food pantries and everything in between, volunteers will find something that fits their interests, availability, and skill sets. There are even opportunities that people can do comfortable from their homes, one time, or ongoing commitments.

Participating organizations include: (more…)

04/29/16 3:45pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“Long time lurker, first time poster. My landlord is in the process of selling my building and I am looking to see if anyone is interested in my TOPA rights. It is a three unit apartment building in a very great location on Capitol Hill near Results Gym. I am looking for someone who wants the current tenants to stay.

Please leave your email in the comments if you are interested to get more information.”

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04/29/16 3:30pm

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 2 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.


“Abbey, 15 on the right and her brother Winslow, 11.”


“Pablo helping his mom run errands at the new Hecht Warehouse District Petco.”

04/29/16 3:00pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 29 – May 1 with service adjustments on five of six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Green Line trains will operate regular weekend intervals.
Red Line trains will operate every 7-15 minutes.
Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 18 minutes.
Yellow Line trains will operate every 18 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq only.”

2939 Van Ness Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2939 Van Ness Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Bright, spacious unit with updated Kitchen/Bath, including granite countertop, SS Fridge & Gas Stove. Conveniently located in well-maintained bldg. w/ underground access to Metro/Giant and backs to Rock Creek Park. 2 Pools, Gym, Partyroom 24-Hr. Desk & Security. Unit to be painted when tenant out at end of month. for Showing.”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,550/Mo.

04/29/16 2:15pm


“Dear PoPville,

I have row house in DC (just east of the NoMa metro) and am interested in a pop-up and pop-down (about 750 feet a floor) (Zoned R4 – I’m familiar with the regs (35 feet)). It’s a two storey house that was built in 2002/2003. No basement, just crawl space. I spoke to one developer & architect team and they wanted to charge just for coming to give an estimate. That’s new to me (coming to give an estimate / bid), although I understand time is worth money and almost everyone related to the construction industry is extremely busy (so much construction in the area). I’m serious about it and have lined up a home equity line of credit. Does anyone have any experience with this? Can recommend a team? I’d like to get a couple estimates before deciding to pick someone to go with. Any guidance would be appreciated.”