Thanks to a reader for sending:

“I noticed this sculpture that was recently added to the yard at the house at the corner of New Hampshire Ave and I St. NW.

This house has it all – nice garden, interesting sculpture, and a pretty sweet coffee/mojito balcony, too!

I do kind of wonder if the sculpture is some kind of ancient alien rune, though….”

This is part of Arts In Foggy Bottom Biennial Sculpture Exhibition:

“The 2014 exhi­bi­tion, Sculpted: His­to­ries Revealed, will fea­ture 16 con­tem­po­rary sculp­tures by 15 artists, most nation­ally rec­og­nized. This is the fourth iter­a­tion of the award-winning Arts in Foggy Bot­tom out­door sculp­ture exhibit, one of Washington’s lead­ing pro­grams for pre­sent­ing pub­lic art.”

Close ups of the sculpture after the jump. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to let you know about a fraud case I was involved in earlier today. I met someone from Craigslist at 1pm and purchased two tickets to Friday nights Wizards game. I met the kid at the foggy bottom metro station. As I was walking back to the office, I realized that I had been scammed. So I emailed him from a different email account and pretended to be a different person. He agreed to sell me the exact same tickets that I had just bought. So I called the police and officer G Burgess came and met me. Then we got a plain clothes officer to meet us and they arrested him. The guy is 17 years old and going to be tried as a juvenile. He was taken to juvenile processing.

Apparently, he handed off the $300 I gave him immediately after I paid him. So by the time he was arrested, he didn’t have the money. Here are pictures of what the tickets look like that he sold me.

Someone has now posted a warning message letting people know that they ONLY have electronic tickets to the playoff games and that anyone who tries to sell hard tickets is scamming you.

Craigslist Ads examples (PDF) all from same person.”

Heads up to others buying tickets off Craigslist.

Photo from previous bike ticketing on 11th Street, NW

For the folks who were upset about word of stepped up enforcement with drivers getting ticketed. A reader reports:

“Saw bike ticketing in Foggy Bottom this morning. 23rd & H St. NW. Strict enforcement! Don’t start before light turns green and apparently don’t stop too far over the crosswalk box. As usual $25 tickets. Cops said they will be ticketing all summer, both bikes as well as vehicles for driving recklessly due to high accident rates.”

Rendering via Kennedy Center

From a press release:

“David M. Rubenstein, Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, today announced an additional $40 million in gifts for the Kennedy Center expansion project, including a significant leadership pledge from Michael and Noémi Neidorff and the Centene Charitable Foundation. Mr. Neidorff and David Rubenstein serve as co-chairs of the expansion project’s capital campaign. With these new commitments and the initial $50 million pledge from Mr. Rubenstein, $90 million has been raised for the Kennedy Center’s $125 million campaign. As previously announced, the design and construction costs for the expansion project will be paid for entirely with private funds.

The Kennedy Center’s expansion project will be constructed south of the existing facility and will include rehearsal space as well as dedicated classroom space and multipurpose rooms for the Center’s extensive arts education programs. Public access spaces will include gardens which will fuse the Kennedy Center with the landscape and river and an outdoor video wall upon which simulcast performances and other multimedia events may be projected. The exteriors will utilize translucent Okalux, glass, and Carrara marble, the same Italian marble which clads the original facility.

The expansion is being designed by Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy of Steven Holl Architects of New York in partnership with BNIM Architects of Kansas City. The expansion is currently in design development and groundbreaking is expected in late 2014. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.”