317 7th Street, SE

The massive renovation is nearly completed for Bullfrog Bagels but it’ll surely be worth the wait.

“New Restaurant offering a great selection of bagelwiches, brunch and supper. Total Occupancy Load is 35. Sidewalk Café with 7 seats.”

Check out their menu here. You can find Bullfrog bagels all over town these days including their first brick and mortar at 1341 H Street NE inside Star & Shamrock.

The good word from Bullfrog Bagels on the Eastern Market opening date (as of this morning) in:

About 10 days

bullfrog bagels

441 10th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 441 10th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home with modern amenities. Grand living room and ample lower level space. Kitchen is in lower level with large dining area & entertaining space. Small deck in back and small patio. Close to public transportation, Stanton Park, Lincoln Park. Pets case by case, dog only 30 pounds or less.”

inside rental

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This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,400/Mo.

625 5th Street Northeast

This unit is located at 625 5th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“The quintessential urban row home located in historic Capitol Hill. This Ditto home offers 3BR+Den (potential 4th BR), 2.5BA, expansive open floor plan with oversized windows, white oak floors, custom cabinetry throughout, expansive private roof deck w/ city views, and PKG. Minutes from Union Station, and vibrant H St. Corridor. By DITTO.”


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This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,295,000 ($191 monthly fee.)

Ed. Note: Unit 1 is a 2 bed/2.5 bath going for $1,095,000.

huge cat
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

“Dear PoPville,

This sounds like I need a shrink. But last Friday, I was walking on 7th St SE a block from the SE library and Eastern Market Metro station. I spotted something moving in a dark alley between two homes and when I focused my vision, I saw a large, as large as a golden retriever dog, CAT get up off the ground, turn and flee towards the backyards. The tail was long, black tipped and it touched the ground. The cat was in a dark shaded alley but it appeared to be grey or black. It was silent when it ran. I was so stunned, I stopped in my tracks. My companion saw it too and he wanted to run and find it but I stopped him. I called animal control, feeling like an screwball, but I saw what I saw! Perhaps some real screwball had raised a wild feline in their home and then let it go. I really want to know if anyone else has spotted this “cat”. Animal Control took the report, asking me over and over, the size of the animal I saw and said they would send someone out. Weird!!”

1000 East Capitol Street Northeast

This house is located at 1000 East Capitol Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Bright & Beautiful Cap Hill 2 bdr/1ba condo! This unit features hardwood flrs, sep dining rm, living rm, newly renovated kit with S/S appliances all drenched in natural light. Large master suite w/ multiple exposures & walk-in closet. The bathroom has brand new fixtures and is completely renovated. Located to take advantage of H St and Cap Hill: parks, groceries, restaurants and nightlife.”


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This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $559,000 ($446 monthly fee.)

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

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…)