1319 F Street, NW

From a press release:

“Proper 21, brought to DC from the New York City restaurateurs that own Manhattan Proper and Proper West, will open to the public on Friday, October 21, 2016. Located at 1319 F Street [formerly Noelia], Proper 21 will be a high-end sports bar serving All American classics with a gourmet twist created by Executive Chef Edward Janda. Proper 21 is the third location of NIEUW Group Inc.

Like its predecessors, located in New York City, Proper 21 will serve contemporary American cuisine. The space will maintain the modern aesthetic and New York style of the Manhattan locations, which have best been described as Tom Ford meets Thomas Edison. Owner Will Strozier is responsible for bringing that aesthetic to life. The restaurant will provide the best audio visual for sports, corporate functions, nightlife and other events. (more…)


From an email:

“On Saturday October 15th we are hosting an event called Home Movie Day where the public is encouraged to bring in their VHS, 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8 home movies to be inspected by local archivists. Participants can get info on how to preserve their home movies as well as view their movies on our projectors.”


The Library’s website says:

“Join us in the Great Hall [901 G Street, NW] on from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and have your home movies inspected by local archivists. Ask questions and share your movies with the public.

14th and K St, NW

I got tons of reports on twitter yesterday afternoon about shots fired in Franklin Square Park (follow @PoPville to get the alerts immediately, apologies for the delay in posting I was away from the computer at the time.) Reports starting coming in at 5:18pm:

“Just heard 3 gunshots in Franklin square and watched someone sprint away.”

“think i just heard four gunshots in downtown dc? 14th and K?”

“I heard them too, and everyone on the street froze and freaked out. Hearing sirens now”

“there are police and two shells on the ground on k between 13th and 14th.”

“I was at traffic light at 14th/K, SE side of intersection when I heard it, everyone ran like mad for safety.Hope everyone is safe.”

The Washington Post reported:

“No one was injured, and D.C. police said it appears nothing was struck but the investigation was continuing.”


“Dear PoPville,

I went to lunch yesterday at Cafe Phillips on [1451] L Street (intersection of Vermont) and noticed the name has been changed to Nerds & Nibblers but the menu and offerings seem to be all the same.”

Ed. Note: Cafe Phillips closed their 12th and E St, NW location back in Feb. 2015. There is still a Cafe Phillips at 50 F St, NW.


Photo by PoPville flickr user Collin Anderson

So if you see protesters out and about in the area, it’s that time of year…from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2016 fall meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund scheduled to start on Friday, October 7, 2016 until Sunday, October 9, 2016.

The following streets will be closed starting at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 7, 2016 and will remain closed until Saturday, October 8, 2016 at approximately 8:00 pm:

§ 19th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to G Street, NW

§ H Street, NW from 20th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW”