“Dear PoPville,

Kind of odd.

Last night (8:45pm) I got a knock on the door. When I looked out the window I saw someone with a yellow ADT vest on. When I opened the door the representative said, “because of the recent spike in crime in this neighborhood we’re doing a door to door offering of our services.”

Ironically he asked if he could come inside to discuss (are you kidding me) and when I said no he asked when a good time would be. (I can still hear him now going door to door with the same pitch.). I simply told him we weren’t interested.

He gave me his card with a name on it. By the looks of the card he seems legit but I for one am not comfortable with anyone asking if they can come in our home at this time of day to discuss home security AND I think it’s a little smarmy to target DC neighborhoods because of a perceived uptick in crime (especially if you’re from Fredericksburg VA).

Attached is the card I got. Legit or not, be safe.”


This rental is located in Mount Pleasant. The listing says:

“Available now – Can show on weekends

Beautiful well lit studio apartment in the heart of Mt. Pleasant.

Rent includes heating and water.

Apartment features –
-Hardwood Floors
-In Unit Washer/Dryer
-Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
-Window Air Conditioner
-Steps from the Farmers Market, Grocery Stores and Metro Bus Stop
-Few blocks to Columbia Heights Metro Station and DC-USA Mall in Columbia Heights.”

It’s going for $1,500/Mo.


via google maps

From MPD:

“On December 30, 2015, at approximately 2:30 A.M., Fourth District officers received a 911 call for a stabbing in the 3100 block of Mount Pleasant Street, NW. After canvassing the area, officers eventually located the victim. The victim reported that, after a verbal argument with an unknown male suspect who asked him if he had change for a $20.00 bill, the suspect stabbed him in the right leg with a small knife. The suspect then fled northbound on Mount Pleasant Street, NW. The victim further reported that the offense occurred at approximately 12:37 A.M.

The Fourth District is asking anyone with information about this offense to contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

3324 18th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 3324 18th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful & spacious modern 1 BR/ 1BA w/ separate entrance from your private patio in the historic Schafer Mansion. Hardwood Floors throughout. Gourmet kitchen with SS appliances, granite countertops & island / breakfast bar and backsplash. Beautiful antique fireplace and mantle. 10ft ceilings. freshly painted. Custom shutters. Private drive way can accommodate 4 cars.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,950/Mo.


“Dear PoPville,

As I made my way to my car this morning, I unpleasantly discovered that the trash collectors had spilled material from the recycle bin and left the mess all over our alley. Have you ever seen anything like this?? Do I have the right to file a complaint with the city? Any recourse?? This is obviously pure carelessness on the part of the trash collectors, and now it is my problem to clean up!”

Ed. Note: Well I certainly wouldn’t leave a tip come Christmas time…