From MPD:

“On 02/25/2015, at approximately 7:20 pm, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit were patrolling the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW when they contacted two adult males who were seated within a motor vehicle in the parking lot of said location. Upon contact with them, both subjects were found in possession of narcotics and a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Both adult male subjects were arrested and charged accordingly.”

1454 Newton Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1454 Newton Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Walk to Metro, vibrant Columbia Heights, restaurants, nightlife, Target, Best Buy, & more. Brand new kitchen with maple cabinets, granite, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, wash/dry in unit, private patio area and more. Pets allowed on a case by case basis.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,425/Mo.

From MPD:

“On February 18, 2015, MPD units responded to the scene for a theft in progress that occurred in the 1400 block on Monroe Street, NW. A witness observed the suspect steel a package from the porch of a resident. Another good Samaritan later stopped the suspect and held him until the police arrived. PSA 409 Officer Tran responded and after his investigation arrested the suspect for 2nd Degree Theft. This is a great example of community members being vigilant and assisting the police with taking suspected thieves off the street.”

1464 Harvard Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1464 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous 1Bd/1Ba + Loft and Private Roof Deck in The Ivy. Open Concept Floor Plan feat Hrdwd Throughout. Dramatic 2-Story Liv Space w/Industrial Style Staircase, Floor to Ceiling Windows,& Balcony. Chefs Kit w/Island & Breakfst Bar. Lrg Mstr Bedroom w/Walk-In Clst. Spacious Bath.Large Loft Space w/ Skylight & Direct Access to Private Rooftop Deck. 2 Blocks to Metro & DCUSA Shopping. Must See!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $519,900 ($287 monthly fee.)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mike Maguire

“Dear PoPville,

Last Tuesday (the snow day), I fainted while I was going down the escalator into the Columbia Heights metro. It was pretty scary–I was standing on the escalator not feeling so great, and then, the next thing I knew, I was lying at the bottom of the escalator with a big cut on my head. But what made it SO much better was the kindness of other Metro passengers. I remember three women, in particular, who stopped to make sure I was ok and then stayed with me until the ambulance came to get me. They were so comforting and kind; I think I would have totally panicked if they weren’t there. One of them let me borrow her phone to call my husband, another ran to get help, etc., and they all stayed and talked with me, which made me feel a lot better and less scared. I don’t remember any of their names, but on the off chance they read this, I wanted to say thank you! (The WMATA employees and EMTs who helped me were also really great–very sympathetic and professional.) I ended up having to get three stitches in my forehead, but the doctor otherwise gave me a clean bill of health, and I got the stitches removed yesterday!”

14th Street, NW between Park and Monroe

Well I don’t know who is to blame but I’ve delayed as long as possible and can do so no longer – the retail at the Tivoli is a disgrace. So much potential on such a unique amazing building. Last week we learned a Verizon store was coming to the former Uptowner Deli space and now another wireless store is coming to the former hair salon. Update from the property manager:

“Verizon Wireless will be taking over the previous Uptowner Deli space. The photo of the salon space was an error made by Verizon Wireless sign vendor, which should already be corrected.”

What an opportunity wasted. So who is to blame?


I’m seriously loving this feature so if you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at) thanks.


“I found this in my basement in a cabinet next to the fuse box. It is a promotional item from Cavalier Liquor Shop. We think it used to hold a calendar, long pulled off the cardboard.

The thermometer still seems to work. And it does have an awesome phone number: TUckerman 2-2142″


Ed. Note Cavalier Liquor still kicking today.


14th and Irving St, NW part of DCUSA

We knew Zombie Coffee and Donuts was getting close – they’ve now opened in the former Tasti D Lite space next to Panda Express on Irving St. Anyone take a taste of a donut? I tried one and it was ok. I think I picked a bad topping, maple and it was a bit difficult to eat because it kept sticking to the paper, but I liked that the donut was warm and pretty light. I need another try before I make up my mind. Anyone try the coffee?