“Dear PoPville,

Unfortunately, I have an update on this story posted by a reader last August.

Sunday, 7/3 evening around 5:20, I was harassed by the same man under very similar circumstances on Mt. Pleasant Street outside of Old School Hardware. I was heading north when this man approached from the opposite direction. As we were passing he began yelling at me to move aside, stating that I had bumped into him, and calling me a ‘f$%&ing bitch’ — note that I never actually bumped into him or nor was I in his way … I was parallel to him by about a foot. I had headphones on, so it took me a moment to register that he was actually yelling at me, but as I was registering this as we passed, he then aggressively and forcefully punched me and grabbed my breast.

After the shock of what had just happened set in, I approached some bystanders who said they had heard the altercation but had not seen it. Another bystander told me they had seen him heading toward The Raven so I began to head that way (critique this as you will, but I wanted to get a photo of him as the above mentioned story came to mind and I wanted to see if they matched). I then saw the man walking back up toward the other end of Mt. Pleasant Street where I had first encountered him. Upon doing so, I snapped a photo of the man (he is in the black) and immediately moved to follow up with the police officers idling on the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Lamont. The police questioned him and he apparently had no memory of the encounter (though he’d also just gotten into multiple altercations with staff and customers at Sportsman’s Liquors who also spoke to the police). The police then let him go on about his business without further follow up.

Just a reminder to be mindful when encountering this individual.”

This house is located at 3302 19th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Picturesque TH nestled on a quiet tree lined street in historic Mt Pleasant.Stunning finishes+attention to detail are found throughout this complete renovation,maintaining the historical character..Fully renovated fin. LL in-law suite.Enjoy views of Rock Creek Park from new rear deck+landsc.yard. Winter views of Cathedral from fin.3rd floor; New systems. Det.2-car gar.Open 7/16 + 7/17 1:30-4:00pm!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $899,000.

via google maps

Obviously glad arrests were made but this is very disheartening to put it mildly.

From MPD:

“At approximately 7:00 PM in the 1800 block of Newton Street, NW, a group of juveniles ranging in age from 10 to 17, robbed an adult male. They beat him badly and took his wallet and cell phone. Concerned citizens who observed this happening quickly called 9-1-1. Officers quickly responded and located 4 juveniles running in the south alley of the 1800 block of Newton Street, NW. The juveniles had the victims credit cards and cell phone. They also had blood on their clothing. All 4 were arrested.

3221 Mount Pleasant Street, NW

Based on the number of emails I get asking if Paisley Fig is still coming – I’m gonna file this as very good news! They still need to do the build-out but they’ve just posted their liquor license placard. Is succinctly says says:

“Full-Service Restaurant and Bakery”

and hours of operation: “Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am and Friday and Saturday 7 am – 3 am”


via google maps

From MPD Sunday Night:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Sexual Assault Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse that occurred in the 1700 block of Kilbourne Place, NW.

At approximately 2:30 am, an adult female was approached by an unknown male suspect who attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect is described as a white male with short black hair, wearing a blue shirt with white writing.

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.”


Thanks to a reader for sending from the argyle convenient store at 17th and Mount Pleasant St, NW.


Another reader sends from Ogilvy Washington at 1111 19th Street, NW.

“The installation, constructed solely of post-it notes, reads “Pride Love Unity Orlando” in a vibrant array of colors and features a heart and rainbow, symbolizing both love and support for the LGBT community.”


1864 Ingleside Terrace Northwest

This rental is located at 1864 Ingleside Terrace, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fantastic location in historic Mount Pleasant. Spacious English basement w/separate entrance on quiet, tree-lined street. Kitchen w/breakfast bar and ample cabinet space. Ceramic tiles throughout. In-unit washer/dryer. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. Minutes to Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Zoo & Rock Creek Park. 2 yr lease preferred. Housing vouchers welcome.”


You can see more photos here.

This 876 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,500/Mo.