09/25/16 12:51pm

Photo of 1300 block of U Street, NW Sunday morning by Mike Levine

Mike reported:

“Sunday morn: Police tape up, pool of blood on sidewalk”

Alert DC reported earlier:

“Stabbing at 0351 hrs in the 1300 block of U Street, NW. No Lookout”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Riggs Road, Northeast on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

At approximately 2:42 am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the area of Nicholson Street and Kensington Place, Northeast. While responding, they were flagged down in the 400 block of Riggs Road, Northeast and found an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and determined life-saving efforts were futile. The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Marcellus Thomas, of Northeast, DC.”

09/24/16 10:00am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

Have a great weekend!

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09/23/16 4:15pm

829 Upshur Street, NW

From Petworth Citizen:

“What kind of bookish speakeasy would #ReadingRoomDC be if it didn’t love banned books? Chantal Tseng crafts this weekend’s Literary Cocktails from a collection of books that have faced censorship in the past. Raise a glass to #BannedBooksWeek with us, Friday and Saturday nights 7pm-12am.

Sneak peek at one of the cocktails: (more…)

09/23/16 3:45pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

From a press release:

“What: Barracks Row Fall Festival – Stage acts, bands, large petting zoo, crafts
booths, festival foods, sidewalk cafes, beer garden.

Who: Mayor Bowser opens Festival at noon; Max Major, Mentalist; Marine
Corps Silent Drill Platoon; Trapeze School NY; Belga-Matchbox beer
garden. Magicians, stilt walker, dog acts.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016; 11AM to 5PM

Where: Along Barracks Row- 8th St, SE, between Pennsylvania Ave and I St, SE.
Eastern Market Metro Stop- Orange, Blue, Silver lines

Why: Celebrate revival of the oldest commercial corridor in DC as friends
citywide come back together to usher in Fall in the historic
heart of Capitol Hill. Meet new businesses: &pizza; Eat Bar; Summit to
Soul; Taoti Creative; The brig, Wiles-Mensch and, opening in
November: The Skill Zone”

and from MPD: (more…)

09/23/16 3:20pm

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.


“Agnes in Truxton Circle IG Account: @agnes_about_town”


“Kot-ton Marco Polo
Lamond Riggs/Takoma”


“Ralphie from Columbia Heights – Nap-time.”

09/23/16 2:50pm


You can see renderings for what’s coming to Cleveland Park here.

From DCPL:

“The current building will close permanently on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Construction will begin shortly thereafter. The new library will open in 2018.”

4340 Connecticut Ave, NW

“The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, will be rebuilt. The Library has selected the design/build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project, which is currently funded at $19.7 million. The new library, which is nearing the end of the design phase, will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults.

Some of the features of the new building include: (more…)

09/23/16 2:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a 10-unit condo building and would like to take advantage of the security camera rebate program offered by the DC city government. I was wondering if others have recommendations on installation. Is it easy enough for someone with little/no experience figure it out, or is it better to hire a professional? If so, any specific recommendations would be greatly appreciated!”