“Dear PoPville,

Thank you to a stranger. On Saturday, 13 February at roughly 1:15 pm, I was walking from my place in Ledroit Park to the grocery store. I was at 3rd and Elm NW when I heard a verbal altercation about 15 feet behind me. I briefly turned around to gauge the situation, saw two men arguing, and then continued walking. The voices escalated so I looked behind me once more and saw one of the men pull a gun and fire it at the other man. They then both scattered.

During this somewhat scary 30 seconds, a man roughly two blocks away was helpfully shouting instructions at me (believe me, it’s much more difficult to react when you are in this situation, even if you “know” what to do…). The man then came and kept me company until the cops came. He then offered to walk me home or to the place of my choosing. With all of the confusion and adrenaline, I failed to get his name. So, in the off chance you read this, I just want to send a big thank you for taking 20 minutes out of your day to keep me company and talk me down a bit during a stressful time. Thanks for helping DC feel even more like a community and a home.

501 Florida Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“Winter may just have begun, but The Royal is transforming LeDroit Park into a tropical oasis for the latest edition of its monthly industry night series, on Monday, January 11 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. One special night devoted to South American Tiki cocktails. Royal Knights: “Kon Tiki” edition will feature the exotic creations of guest bartender Lukas B. Smith ranging from Bolivian brandy-topped Scorpion Bowls, Pisco-filled fruits and shaved ice cocktails, plus island flicks on the projector and other tropical surprises.

Inspired by Kon Tiki, the famous 1947 expedition which took Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl from South America to the Polynesian islands, The Royal will showcase lesser-known South American spirits in classic and original Polynesian-themed cocktails. Spirits such as Rujero Singani, a Bolivian brandy, Avua and Boca Loca cachacas, El Dorado and Ministry of Rum Collection rums imported from Guyana and more will be highlighted in cocktails throughout the evening. (more…)

619 FLorida

This rental is located at 619 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Newly renovated TH across the street from Howard Theater in historic Shaw Neighborhood. Built in 1900, this TH has 3levels and features 5 BR, 3 full BA, a large living room, 3 fireplaces, dining room and a 6th room which could be a study, guest room, office, etc. Private patio space. Close to Shaw Metro, shops, restaurants, movie theater and MORE! Option for Lvng Rm and Dining furnishings.”

Ed. Note: I’ve always wondered what it looked like inside:


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3 bath is going for $5,900/Mo.

via google maps

From MPD:

“he Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse and Kidnapping that occurred in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:30 pm, the victim was walking in the 200 block of Elm Street, Northwest, when a male suspect forced her into a nearby alley and attempted to sexually assault her.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, 200 pounds, 25-35 years old, dark complexion, wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

1901 3rd Street Northwest

This house is located at 1901 3rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning piece of Historic Ledriot Park, being offered for sale! Beautiful early 1900~s construction awaits your ideas and renovation. Over 4000sq-ft of living space on 5 lvls, three car garage, and many original characteristics throughout. Nestled on Anna J. Cooper circle makes this a rare find. Blks to Metro & Shopping. Sold As-Is. Condo Possibility.”


You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,695,000.


From an email:

“On Thursday, October 8th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Common Good City Farm will be holding it’s 4rd Annual Night on the Farm, which provides the opportunity to come tour the farm (located in The Park at LeDroit at 3rd and V), sample local food, local beer, and learn more about the amazing programs that CGCF brings to the DC Community. The event features delicious food from local restaurants (including Big Bear Cafe, Dino’s Grotto, The Royal, Smoke & Barrel, and Table), as well as craft beer from Right Proper Brewing Company, all to sate your palate while learning about urban farming from our student volunteers. It’s a great night, a fun time, and helps support an incredible organization.

The event had been originally scheduled for October 1, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Tickets are $50, and can be purchased here.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 5:30 PM, this evening [Sunday] we received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the area of 4th and Elm St, N.W.

A quick response by nearby police officers and several citizens who called 911 we were able stop the involved parties.

As a result, we recovered two handguns.”

A resident inquired – “Were arrests made? Were they shooting for fun or in process of other crimes?”

One arrest at this time. There were no other crimes associated.”

501 Florida Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“The Royal in LeDroit Park has announced it will launch a seven-day-a-week happy hour and weekday late-night happy hour starting on Monday, August 10. Running from 3-6 p.m. daily and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays, The Royal will offer specials on classic cocktails, housemade vermouth on draft, wine by the glass and tallboy cans.

The Royal will invite people to come by every day from 3 to 6 p.m. to enjoy the following specials:

$5 house vermouth
Beverage Director Horus Alvarez makes his own vermouth for the bar from start to finish, aging the 20+ ingredient aperitif in 53-gallon barrels for months at a time. The vermouth is served on draft from a vintage copper fire extinguisher.
$5 Narragansett tallboys
$7 classic cocktails
Guests can enjoy a selection of eight classics ranging from a Daiquiri with El Dorado White Rum, lime juice and sugar, a Paloma with Cimarron tequila, lime, grapefruit and soda, a Caipirinha with cachaca, fresh limes and sugar, and a Rye Old Fashioned with Pikesville Rye, bitters, sugar and water.
$7 wine by the glass
one red, one white (daily rotating selection)

And for night owls, the same specials will be offered Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for their new late-night happy hour.

The Royal’s new happy hours launch on Monday, 8/10.”