17th festival
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

MPD notes: 17th Street NW from R Street to P Street NW will be closed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday.

17th Street Festival‘s facebook page says:

“The 7th Annual 17th Street Festival, a community-building event celebrating the shops, restaurants, and services of 17th Street, will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The street festival will include artists, artisans, for profit vendors, politicians, kids activities, and a pet area – rain or shine

The 17th Street Festival will include entertainment all day, including a marching band to open the festival, mariachi band to enliven the day, a Chinese dragon dancer to add some mystery, and a New Orleans jazz band to bring some charm. (more…)

2032 P Street, NW

The new coffee and cocktails spot, Emissary, is now open on P Street in Dupont.


Their website says:

“Emissary is a coffeehouse, bar, and cafe located in Washington DC’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, just below Dupont Circle Yoga.

We believe in the Swedish notion of “fika” – taking a moment to have coffee, slow down, and contemplate on your own, or to gather with friends, and savor the moment.

Our coffeehouse features selections from Counter Culture, our beer and cocktail menu is local- and mid-atlantic centric, our wine list global. Chef Matthew Whaley’s menu is vegetable centric and most items are vegetarian and vegan-friendly – but omnivores need not worry, we’ll have rich baked goods, pastries, artisanal cheeses, and charcuterie.”

Check out their menu: (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

Why does the Hepburn at Florida & T Streets not seem to be in any hurry to open the blocked sidewalk and traffic lane on Florida Ave NW?

The building appears to be nearly finished, landscaping is done, and the leasing office is open and tours are being conducted.

It appears the blocked sidewalk is being used to park the porta johns and not much else.”


1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

From the Heurich House Museum:

“Our fifth annual Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, September 17 from 1-4 pm. Local beers on tap courtesy of all NINE DC Brewers Guild members, German food, live music and tours of the historic home of DC brewmaster Christian Heurich included. Celebrate the Heurich’s German heritage with an afternoon at Oktoberfest! (more…)

via google maps

MPD reported:

“Shooting: 0202 hours, 2000 block of S Street, NW. No lookout”

as of 6:50am:

“DDOT reports all street closures associated to the police activity in the vicinity of 1700 block of Connecticut Ave NW are now OPEN to traffic. ”

There was a harrowing description posted on the Dupont Listserv based on “eyewitness accounts”:

“There are reports that one person was shot, possibly in the leg, but no reports on condition. There were 5 cars that sped the wrong direction (South) on 20th Street, guns blazing. Some shots are believed to have traveled East down S Street (based on a witness who was on the sidewalk in the 1900 block of S Street NW) as the gunfire started. He reported that one bullet sounded as though it traveled right by him and on down the street, while another one made a sound as though it had hit metal. (more…)

1901 Connecticut Northwest

This rental is located at 1901 Connecticut, Northwest. The listing says:

“THE HEPBURN –GRAND APARTMENT RESIDENCES – Service at every moment. Premiere amenities, roof top garden w/ spectacular views over Washington’s skyline. Private Gardens, terraces, state of the art fitness center, wine lounge & sophisticated common areas to enjoy various formal & casual occasions.A concierge team is at your disposal to deliver effortless & unexpected service!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $11,850/Mo.

For the peasants those of more modest means there is a 1 bed/1 bath for $2,760/Mo.

1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“Join DGS Delicatessen August 11th for the third annual Summer BBQ. Acclaimed DC Pitmaster Rob Sonderman, formerly of DCity Smokehouse, will join forces with DGS Chef Brian Robinson for this special event.

Come dive into smoked brisket, chicken and hot wings, plus pastrami baked beans, slow braised greens, corn on the cob and more.

The Summer BBQ will take place on August 11th at DGS Delicatessen (1317 Connecticut Avenue NW DC 20036) from 6pm to late. Guests are encouraged to make reservations online at dgsdelicatessen.com or by calling 202.293.4400.”