From AlertDC:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes on the H Street Bridge to perform preservation activities beginning Tuesday, February 7, weather permitting.

All work will be conducted between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Lanes will remain open outside of these hours. Work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, February 28.

The lane closures will not significantly impact traffic flow, but motorists are encouraged to stay alert as they travel through the work area.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Today at approximately 630 PM the First District responded to an adult male of approximately 50 years of age who ran to the store at 1101 H St NE and advised that he had been stabbed several times. The original offense may have occurred at 8th and H St NE.

The victim was not able to communicate a motive or a more specific suspect lookout than that he was stabbed by a Black Male in his 20’s wearing all black clothing and no witnesses immediately came forward.

If anyone observed the offense or would like to provide any information about this case, it is currently being investigated by the Detectives of the First District Detectives Unit who may be reached on (202) 299-2025. Please reference CCN-17-017800.”

stand with vulnerable
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“I live on Maryland Avenue NE and yesterday noticed someone had vandalized the Sasha Bruce House, most likely on Saturday night. On the second story someone had spray painted a bunch of swastikas. The Sasha Bruce House is a group home providing help and guidance to homeless teenagers. If you’re interested, the Washington Post did a great piece on it a few months ago. The vandalism is horrible, and has left me with a feeling of uneasiness- being in a liberally dominant environment like DC has made me feel safer and away from hatred associated with Donald Trump, but this isn’t the case anymore.

Here’s my question, and it feels a little silly- what can I do? I’m donating money to the charity on their site but am wondering if anyone knows how vandalism gets dealt with in DC. Is the home in charge of paying for it to be removed? Does it make sense to call and ask? ”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

night construction
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Dear PoPville,

How do I file a noise complaint with the city? Construction began around midnight on H and 3 NE – and is ongoing – it’s been very hard to sleep. They are dealing with very loud heavy machinery and it’s been significantly noisy even with shut windows and running fans. All information I see online is either for noise complaints for trash pick up or for ABRA related (bars/restaurants). Any help is appreciated! (please excuse any typos – it’s been a long night!)”

Maryland Ave. NE at 14th Street

This rental is located at 14th and Maryland Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2597 per month
1 bed, 1 full bath
1125 sq. ft.

The Art of living LARGE! This is a TRUE NYC Loft experience on Capitol Hill w./ over a THOUSAND square feet of space, 14′ ceilings and 8′ tall windows!! The kitchen has white carrara, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances including microwave, range, dishwasher, refrigerator and garbage disposal. The spacious bathroom comes equipped with his & her/his sinks, toilet, shower, claw foot tub and URINAL.

When you just don’t feel like being inside, Pierce School residents enjoy the in-house boutique gym with optional personal trainer and the 38,000 gallon swimming pool with community grill and outdoor refrigerator! 1/2 priced wi-fi is available for all Pierce School Lofts residents. Best of all, Pierce School Lofts are located less than 2 blocks to the H Street Corridor so the new H Street Trolly along with some of DC finest restaurants, bars and performance spaces are just steps away. Ask your lease coordinator if off-street parking is also available.

See better photos and SCHEDULE A SHOWING here.”


making america
Photo by Miki Jourdan

From an email:

“I wanted to let you know about an exhibit of some of my street portraits at Sidamo Coffee & Tea (417 H St. NE).  I pulled together this exhibit following the 2016 election, and choosing the photos was part of my way of coming to terms with the thought of a President Trump. I also wanted to respond to the slurs Trump heaped on so many during the campaign, from women to Muslims to Latinos.  For more on what I was thinking as I made my selections, see this post on DC Focused.   You can see all of the exhibit photos here. It will likely be up at Sidamo for 2-3 months.”