Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 27-29, 2017 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Buses replace Orange and Blue line trains between McPherson Square & Rosslyn, see below for details
Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red Line trains will operate every 9-18 minutes
Silver Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only

Red Line
Trains every 9-18 minutes | 10:00PM Friday until closing Sunday

Single tracking between Medical Center & Grosvenor to allow for joint elimination, grout pad rehabilitation, leak mitigation and rail, fastener & stud renewal.

Red Line trains will operate:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 18 minutes.
Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: every 9-10 minutes between 9:00AM-9:00PM

Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Rosslyn & McPherson Square | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday

Orange Line trains will operate in two segments:

Between Vienna & Rosslyn every 15 minutes
Between McPherson Square & New Carrollton every 15 minutes

Foggy Bottom and Farragut West stations will be closed. (more…)

18 Snows Ct NW

This house is located at 18 Snows Court, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“New to market, rarely available end unit in historic Foggy Bottom. Charming, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, wood burning fireplace, private garden sitting area. Quiet city living. Updated kitchen. Laundry in unit. Pella windows and doors. HVAC upgraded in 2014. Perfect pied-~-terre.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $650,000.


A reader reports:

“I was by the food trucks at GW (22 and H) and there was a loud boom – I think a fuel tank exploded. The truck caught fire and there were massive flames. The street was filled with people and I hope no one was hurt.”

Another reader reports at 2:05pm:

“Pictures taken from my desk. Lots of sirens. Not sure what is on fire but it’s right in the middle of GW campus.”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Food Truck fire -21st and H Streets, NW At least 3 burned patients will be transposed from the scene.”



“Dear PoPville,

I walk through Washington Circle every day to and from work, and the crosswalk there is a disaster waiting to happen. If you watch the video, you’ll see that the pedestrian signal tells people to cross WHILE the traffic light is still green. I’ve seen a lot of pedestrians stepping into oncoming traffic because they (naturally) assume that cars will be stopping. Do you know who to contact about fixing this?”

2140 F Street, NW

A reader reports:

“We just got a new carryout in Foggy Bottom. A new Rolls By U location opened up yesterday at 2140 F Street beneath the FoBoGro.”

Rolls by U’s website says:

“The Power of the People. Our vision is to provide simple, fresh, flavorful, healthy food that is fully customizable by U. We want to give U the power to create and enjoy. We’ve sourced the freshest ingredients and combined them with healthy sustainable couterparts so U can feel good about what U are eating. We want U to be in control and have fun.”

Check out their Menus here.


Chef Luigi Diotaiuti at 2013 I Street, NW – all photo credit to Joy Asico

Check out their menus here and here and Desserts here.

From a press release:

“Aperto, a new restaurant focused on contemporary Italian cuisine, is now open in Foggy Bottom (2013 I Street NW formerly Primi Piatti), serving lunch and dinner.


Diners can enjoy a three-course take-out express lunch for $25 and an extensive selection of cured meats (including house-made lamb and duck prosciuttos and pancetta) & cheeses, appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta and classic Italian entrees with a contemporary twist on both the lunch and dinner menus. Standout dishes include fresh, house-made pastas such as Squid Ink Fettuccine, Laganelle, Olive Tagliarini, the Tagliata, a Tuscan-style ribeye with green peppercorns, arugula, rosemary and olive oil and the Basilicata-style Wild Greens and Fava Purée appetizer. Aperto also features a robust wine, beer and cocktail menu, with classics like the Negroni and the Manhattan and originals such as “Ride The Vespa,” a mix of Earl Grey-infused Titos vodka, Cocchi Americano, ginger, lime and soda water, made with house-made sweet vermouth. (more…)

Rendering of Boathouse courtesy WDG Architecture

From a press release:

“Urban Investment Partners (UIP) of Washington, DC has acquired a ten-story building at 2601 Virginia Avenue, NW across from the Watergate mixed-use complex for $36 million. The seller was George Washington University (GWU), which had used the building as student housing for 17 years.

Hall on Virginia Avenue achieved notoriety while operating as a Howard Johnson hotel in 1972. Rooms 419 and 723 were used as lookouts for the “Watergate burglars,” who broke into offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office building. The ensuing Watergate scandal led to the 1974 resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. Room 723 was preserved as a museum until 2001, when the exhibit was moved to the GWU archives.

GWU demolished the property’s interior about a year ago, planning to create new student and faculty housing, but decided to sell the property instead. CBRE’s Bobby Meehling, Andy Wimsatt, and Peter Larkin represented GWU in the sale.

UIP plans to develop about 200 rental apartments within the existing 97,300 SF core and shell, and build about 50 more units in a new 40,000 SF addition on the building’s east side. UIP also will create an 8,000 -10,000 SF restaurant/coffee shop on the first floor, which will be a fully activated space for residents and neighbors. The building has underground parking for 200 vehicles, plus bike storage and care facilities with lockers. (more…)