corpse flower
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), also called “the stinky plant,” is about to bloom at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) Conservatory. The plant went on display Friday, July 22. The Garden currently estimates peak bloom might happen between July 28-31. Once fully open, it usually remains in bloom for 24 to 48 hours and then quickly collapses. You can track the bloom’s progress via live video at http://www.USBG.gov/CorpseFlower.

The plant is famous for its large size, pungent odor, and unpredictable bloom schedule. The bloom is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world – reaching up to 12 feet tall in the wild. An inflorescence is a cluster of multiple flowers that in the case of Amorphophallus species looks like a single flower. The corpse flower has hundreds of flowers located at the base of the spadix (the large vertical center) inside the famous purple-maroon spathe (the part that looks similar to “petals”). (more…)

Updates when more is known at Department of Labor (200 Constitution Ave NW) and the Capitol.

Update: Readers report lockdown lifted.

eastern market

The listing says:

“Renovated, well-lit Cap Hill English basement apartment, one block from Lincoln Park. Apartment features 1 bedroom and full bath with an open floor plan for the living and dining area. Appliances include range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and washer/dryer. Eastern Market or Potomac Avenue Metro stops (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines) are a short walk away, and it’s an easy stroll to the restaurants of Eastern Market and Barracks Row. Safeway and Harris Teeter are also nearby.

No pets. Non-smokers only. Security deposit of 1 month’s rent + a non-refundable $100 move out cleaning fee. Minimum one-year lease.”

rental

You can see more photos here.

This 800 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,575/Mo.

323 11th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 323 11th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Spacious 2 BR, 1 BA condo on the lower level & recently updated! Huge living room/Dining area! Shows very well! In convenient location within short commute to Gallaudet University, Union Station, Eastern Market & other iconic Washington landmarks! App Fee $40/Adult. Security Deposit & 1 Month Rent Certified Funds. Include Copies of 1 Month’s Pay Stubs & Drivers License per adult. Available NOW!”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,000/Mo.

318 North Carolina Avenue Southeast

This rental is located at 318 North Carolina Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:

“Live & work on the Hill in this One Bedroom, One Bathroom apartment. 5 Minute walk to Capitol South Metro and 10 minute walk to House/Senate Office Buildings. Hardwood floors and decorative fire place give this unit real character. Washer/Dryer in unit”

rental

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,000/Mo.

bike

Keep a lookout Capitol Hill/H Street/Trinidad/Kingman Park/Hill East. Thanks!

“Dear PoPville,

Last night at 12:20 I had a bicycle stolen. Happened to be coming home during the theft. I drove past my alley and noticed a guy riding a bicycle while “ghost riding” another bike. I thought this was odd so after parking my car decided to enter the house through the alley to ensure everything was ok (at this point I figured he was dumping a stolen bike to come back to or something along those lines). As I get out the car I see him head down 7th st NE towards H st NE, I was a block & half away so I wasn’t able to see the bike frame clearly or anything. Once I get into the alley I notice there was a beater bike dumped, my garage was open & bike gone. Police were called, report was filed and then canvassed the area but I am honestly not expecting a whole lot. It is a very unique bike and I know there are no other identical bikes in the city.

I am training for my first triathlon this summer and this was both my training and race bike.

I’d say the biggest identifying factors is that it’s a DC racing frame (NCVC) and it has a very unique red & black fizik saddle

Should be easily spotted on the street. Efenwick301(at)yahoo.com ”