Tired thief or someone just having fun?

“Woke up to find this on our fence near H street. My guess is that it was taken from its home and the thief got tired of carrying it and just left it there. Would love to get it back to its owner.”

Update: “Even more random — my next door neighbor just sent an updated picture. Someone moved the lighthouse to another fence post, and added a Buddha figurine, mushroom figurines, and rocks.”

Gotta just be someone having fun…


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found pup

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking my dog this morning and came across this distinguished gentleman (he’s a black and brown dachshund) cruising the streets by himself. He was found on the 600 block of F St NE wearing a blue collar with no tag. We brought him to Union Vet to be scanned and he has a chip but it is not registered. If anybody recognizes him they they can contact me at sam.zivin(at)gmail.com.”

Our poor plant!

“Dear PoPville,

It appears we have an H Street NE garden thief on our hands! Much to my surprise, as I left my home the other morning, I noticed that someone came along and cut the entire top off the dracaena plant in my front yard. This was not a simple assault either, clearly the horticultural pillager knew how to surgically remove the top of the plant in one cut. Why did this horror occur? Was someone just that envious of it’s beautiful green leaves, or was someone with a greener thumb than me sympathetic to its languishing? This plant had been with us for quite some time, so I’m very saddened by this!

I would chalk it up to kids, but the plant was not pulled out of the pot or broken. Clearly, as the picture indicates, someone precisely cut the top off. Has anyone else ever had this happen to them before? This is certainly bizarre. H Street NE neighbors–hide your plants and remain vigilant!”

406 H Street, NE

From a press release:

“Doron Petersan, Sticky Fingers owner and two-time champion of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, announces June 22 as the opening date of Fare Well, her highly anticipated bakery, bistro and bar. A bigger and bolder take on the plant-based dining experience that began at Sticky Fingers, Petersan’s award-winning Columbia Heights bakery café, Fare Well features an expanded bread program, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch service, a full bakery case, bar program, barista-serviced coffee counter and restaurant with classic diner-style service and seating. Located at 406 H Street NE, the 2,600-square-foot space is a casual, 46-seat neighborhood spot located walking distance from Union Station.

“When we were finalizing the idea for Fare Well, we realized our aim was to create a sort of forward-thinking throwback,” Petersan said. “We took our biggest inspiration from the classic American diner, and we think Fare Well is just the kind of place that will feel instantly familiar and comforting to first-time diners while giving its regulars plenty of reasons to keep coming back.”

Fare Well is open Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with extended bar hours on Fridays and Saturdays.


On the Menu (more…)


I was sure this place was dead, far from it!

“Mythology Restaurant and Lore Lounge will be exciting new additions to the vibrant Atlas neighborhood / H St NE corridor of Wash DC. Opening 2016.”

Previously we learned Mythology & Lore Lounge would be a:

“new Retail Class “C” Tavern. The establishment is a modern white table cloth chop house on the first floor providing steaks, seafood and vegetarian options with a significant dessert menu. There will be two kitchens. One on the first floor, and one on the second floor to execute the lounge menu. Menus will be offered up to an hour before closing. Lounge operations are on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors. Third floor will include collapsible doors that open to a summer garden with the back of the garden enclosed by a two story wall. Dance floor will be 15 feet by10 feet and located on the H Street side of the 2nd floor. The number of seats is 150 and the total occupancy load is 160. The rooftop Summer Garden has split-level seating with entertainment for 32 seats; 70 person load.”

816 H Street, NE


OK, maybe the project took way too long to carry passengers. Maybe it cost way too much money for what we got. Maybe it is beyond comprehension that it doesn’t run on Sundays. We can debate whether or not there should’ve been a dedicated lane but I’m moving beyond that. This is not the fault of the streetcar. This is the fault of the driver of the automobile. Shame on you Scion driver. Shame on you. The world does not revolve around you. You can’t just double park because you’re only going to run into the store “for a second”. No. No sir. NO MORE. Move your damn car and find a spot like everyone else. This nominee was at 4th and H St, NE – the streetcar didn’t catch up to me until 13th Street.

And by the by, this applies to all people double parking on busy streets with or without streetcars, especially during rush hour. I’m talking Georgia Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, you know who you are. I repeat, the world does not revolve around you and your schedule. Move your damn car.

Should you spot a selfish jackwagon double parked in front of a streetcar, or during rush hour please send a photo to [email protected] with a location/time where you saw it. If it turns out there was a life threatening emergency or a baby was being born I promise to offer up a prompt apology.

via google maps

From MPD:

“Chief of Police Cathy Lanier and Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a police-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, May 29, 2016, in an establishment in the 300 block of H Street, Northeast.

At approximately 6:29 am, an off-duty officer observed an adult male carrying objects from the listed location in his arms and backpack. The officer attempted to stop the individual for shoplifting, when the suspect produced a firearm. The suspect failed to comply with the officer’s commands and the officer discharged his weapon. The suspect’s weapon was recovered on the scene.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.

Investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.”

via google maps

From MPD Sunday just after 8pm:

“The Third District is currently working a confirmed shooting in the 1300 block of 7th Street NW. Initial investigation is that the individual was shot while inside of a building. Detectives are currently on scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred inside a residence in the 1300 block of 7th Street, Northwest, on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

At approximately 7:41 pm, members of the Third District responded to a call for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Russell Crawford of Suitland, MD.”