A reader reports:

“Wanted to make everyone aware of a car that was dumped and set on fire in the G Street block in NE. Someone set a car on fire right next to a fence that proceeded to set fire at 1030am yesterday. It is a miracle it didn’t continue down the fence and damage the entire row of backyards, the tree or heaven forbid the houses. Please neighbors stay on alert!”

Video after the jump. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

I was on my way to work with morning when this speeding SUV veered into the bike lane on Columbus Circle by Union Station, coming within a foot of sending me to the ER. I went up to the car at the stoplight and politely asked the driver to please be mindful of cyclists, at which point the driver, an older gentleman in his late 50s, screamed through the window “I DON’T CARE! I SHOULD HAVE HIT YOU!”

So seeing as though I likely have no legal recourse, public shaming is all that’s left.”


Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“DDOT has proposed their plans for “fixing” the Dave Thomas Circle at Florida/New York/Eckington Place. They presented their plans on Tuesday night in NOMA and are looking for the public’s feedback by April 21st.”

Given how maddening Dave Thomas Circle has become – which of the five proposals below do you like best?

Which do you think they’ll go with?

Check out all the proposals after the jump. (more…)

cherry blast

From a press release:

Events DC Cherry Blast! will kick off the finale weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival on Friday, April 14 from 7pm to 11pm at Dock 5 at Union Market. Both in celebration of the annual blooming of the cherry blossoms and inspired by Japanese nightlife, Events DC Cherry Blast!, a premiere event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience.

By transforming Dock 5 into a vibrant streetscape highlighting Japan’s dynamic culture and ambiance, Events DC Cherry Blast! guests will be immersed in:


wunder garten
Fruhlingsfest, Photo by Sam Kittner

From an email:

“Wunder Garten (1101 First St, NE) welcomes the arrival of spring with Frühlingsfest, a German tradition akin to Oktoberfest.

Head to the beer garden Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15 for live music, authentic German fare, Stein holding competitions and more games.

The party kicks off Thursday, at 4 pm with DJ Lehi and the tapping of the traditional Maibock keg. Specifically made for consumption at spring festivals, Maibock is a paler, more hopped version of bock, a strong, German lager.

No ticket purchase necessary!”

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1305 5th Street, NE Photo by Joy Asico

From a press release:

“Union Market, northeast D.C’s vibrant culinary and retail district, will kick off its monthly drive-in movie series this Friday, April 7 at 8pm with feature presentation The Royal Tenenbaums. The special screening marks the start of Union Market’s annual classic American drive-in experience, which in partnership with Getaround, is held in the parking lot (1305 5th Street NE) and projected onto the market’s wall. Each family-friendly showing is free for walk-up film fans in the picnic area, or costs $10 per car. (more…)

1117 4th St NE

This house is located at 1117 4th Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Stunning Federal located 2 blk from metro & walking distance to H St Whole Foods. Adorned w/ original wood doors & brass rosettes & hardware, gleaming wood floors & Chestnut staircase, grand mstr bth w/ Waterworks Terrazo tiles & Kholer fixtures, Diamond kit cabinets w/ endless Quartz counters, English bsmt with sep kit & bath, central vac, both HVAC and Radiators. Open Tue 12-2, Sat & Sun 1-3”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $738,000.

350 Florida Ave, NE

Gargantuan Grocery Store Week concludes with another crowd favorite – Trader Joe’s!! (We’ve hit the grocery store trifecta this week – Whole Foods, Wegmans and Trader Joe’s, whoever had that ticket can pick up their winnings at Solly’s at 3pm today.) This is the Trader Joe’s we first learned about back in November. The liquor license placard lists hours as 8 am – 10 pm – STAY TUNED!


1164 Abbey Pl NE

This house is located at 1164 Abbey Place, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“OPEN 3/19 1-4pm: Live on the coveted Abbey Pl. 94 WALKSCORE! Open kitchen, half bath convenient for everyday life & entertaining, deck, gleaming hardwoods, skylight, rare walkout lower lvl (new carpet!) w/ fireplace & full bath for in-laws. Electric garage door for 2 private spaces Steps to H St restaurants, Union station and 2 blks to Metro, Harris Teeter, brand-new Whole Foods & more.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $698,000.