Thanks to Bry for sending this jaw dropping look at the Wharf development:

“From Hain’s Point park – dang, what a change”

Ed. Note: I was just thinking how the new buildings on U Street don’t drop my jaw anymore, the development, while still huge has almost become routine but I actually drove past this one in SW on Sunday and I believe I uttered something like “holy sheeeeeet.”

This rental is located at 3rd and K Street, SW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1675 / 1br – 715ft2 – $1675 1 Bedroom – all utilities included – ONE MONTH FREE RENT! (SW Waterfront)

[email protected] Apartments
Located at 1001 3rd ST SW near Waterfront Metro

-Looks out over the Courtyard with views of Nationals stadium
-Prime location less than a block from the Southwest Waterfront Metro Station (Green Line) (more…)

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A reader reports:

“My car window was broken out this morning on P St SW, about 3 blocks from the Waterfront Metro. Only the Visitor Parking Permit was taken from the vehicle, and no other “valuables” (I live in Columbia Heights so I know enough not to leave anything visible in my car). What is interesting is that when I called my insurance company, the rep who answered told me it was the THIRD call that he alone had received this morning where a car was broken into in DC and only the Visitor Parking Permit was taken. (more…)

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Monday afternoon ending the right way.

And props to @horticultureguy for this great capture last week: (more…)

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Temperance, schmemperance:

“The Washington Region Alcohol Program (WRAP) has set up a lyft code that will be active on Cinco day (not just for new users)”

And this is always a fun event too supporting the Rural Dog Rescue:

6th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas
NEW DATE – SATURDAY MAY 20!!
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 1pm to 5 pm
Where: The Wharf – 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Why: A benefit for local animal charities and a hilarious way to celebrate Cinco
What: Chihuahua races, food trucks, beer stands, live music, dog contests, a family friendly FREE event! (more…)

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And this is not a bad thing! Shake Shack Logan Circle and Navy Yard opened last month and also has locations in Dupont, Union Station and outside the Spy Museum. Next up from a press release:

“Officials from Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the developer of The Wharf, today announced that Shake Shack will open in Fall 2017. The Wharf is the $2 billion, mile-long waterfront neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River—the new food destination of the nation’s capital.

“We are delighted to welcome Danny Meyer’s iconic Shake Shack to The Wharf,” said Amer Hammour, Chairman of Madison Marquette. “This globally popular concept is an excellent fit for the waterfront, and Shake Shack adds a touch of fun and variety to our dining scene,” Hammour added. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Dear PoPville,

The last few years we have seen quite a few large yellow jacket like wasps (do we get those here?) flying around our backyard. Not enough to be a nest in our yard, but I suspect one is nearby. They used to linger along our shared fence away from our deck.

But, this afternoon while our dog was enjoying some sun on the deck, I noticed they were trying to get through the screen door. At one point there were 2 of them on the door at once, they kept flying into it to try and get through and there were a few more flying around the deck.

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for deterring them? Plants, herbs, traps, etc?”

Ed. Note: But remember if you see a honey bee swarm don’t panic call or text (202) 255-4318 or email [email protected]

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For those not familiar with Dorothy Height:

“an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women’s rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.”

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This rental is located at K and 3rd Street, SW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1715

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Available – 715 sq ft – ALL utilities included! ONE MONTH FREE RENT!

[email protected] Apartments
Located at 1001 3rd ST SW near Waterfront Metro

-Prime location less than a block from the Southwest Waterfront Metro Station (Green Line)
-Steps away from shopping, dining and amenities – right next to the new Safeway Development at 4th/M st SW
-Gated community with key fob access throughout
-Large, bright windows with great view overlooking the city
-24 hour fitness and laundry on-site
-Parking available $150 per month per vehicle
-No pets allowed
-One month FREE rent if lease is signed by March 15th!”