07/10/14 1:25pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user jsmjr

“Dear PoPville,

My friend went to the baseball game yesterday and brought all the goods to tailgate, as he has done for already this season as well as most games for the past 4 years. He was told that tailgating AND BEER was no longer allowed in the parking lot. This is unbelievable! Have you or other readers heard anything about this?! Is it just certain lots that you can’t tailgate in???? Was it an April Fools joke in July?! Please advise…”

06/25/14 3:00pm


This rental is located somewhere in Navy Yard. The listing says:

“I bought this condo because I wanted a nice place to setup my treadmill desk and somewhat minimalist setup. I found the Navy Yard location excellent for bikeshare and easy access to the interstate (which is crucial, since I work outside the beltway). The condo building is new, everything works, and it is easy to clean. My furniture is currently scheduled to be moved into storage while I am away, but I would be willing to leave it in place at no additional cost if you like the setup.

Available 8/1/2104. Murphy bed included. One underground parking space included. Twelve month lease, $3000 deposit, utilities NOT included (average $60 electric, $30 water/trash), building has $300 move in/out fee.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,850/Mo.

06/13/14 12:25pm

1212 4th St, NW at the corner of 4th and M St, SE

From an email:

“We are excited to announce that sweetgreen, the collection of much-loved, organic, farm-to-table kitchens with 26 locations along the East Coast, will open in Navy Yard on Thursday, June 19th. To mark its 27th location, sweetgreen will be giving away swag bags to the first 27 guests to arrive on opening day. They will also soft-open on Wednesday, June 18th, inviting guests to “Pay What You Want” from 11am to 4pm with all proceeds benefiting FRESHFARM Markets.”

06/11/14 4:46pm


From an email:

“Join the Louisiana State Society for our annual

Capital Crawfest

when: Sunday, June 15, 2014 • 11 am – 3 pm

where: The Yards Park
355 Water Street, SE
Two blocks from Navy Yard Metro

what: Louisiana Crawfish Boil
Includes boiled crawfish, potatoes, corn & sausage, Jambalaya, Abita beer and soft drinks. New Orleans native DJ Ceddi Tesla spinning jazz, zydeco, R&B, hip hop, you name it.

how: Pre-sale tickets ONLY (no refunds)
Regular tickets
Members $55, Guests $65
*Children 3-12 $10 (Free admission for
children 2 and under)

Click here to purchase tickets online.

All you can eat and drink while supplies last. Must be 21 or older to consumer alcohol. ID required at check in.”

05/30/14 5:00pm


“Tour de Fat
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour de Fat is a wacky, whimsical and family friendly festival and celebration of bicycling.
Tour de Fat is FREE and open to the public. The day is jam-packed with live music and entertainment, local vendors, interactive bicycle activities, and of course beer! This ballyhoo of bicycles and beer is sponsored by theNew Belgium Brewing Co, makers of Fat Tire beer. All proceeds from beer and souvenir sales benefit WABA, Black Women Bike DC, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, and Phoenix Bikes.

Saturday, May 31

Yards Park

10:00 a.m.

Ride Times:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Entertainment/Revivalation: (more…)

05/28/14 12:30pm

11th Street Bridge Park
Rendering via 11th Street Bridge Park

From a press release:

“As part of an extraordinary nationwide design competition, the 11th Street Bridge Park is excited to announce four nationally recognized design teams have been selected to envision Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park on the foundation an old freeway bridge spanning the Anacostia River.

The public is invited on June 10 to meet the designers, who were selected by the Bridge Park’s Jury of national experts for their vision, comprehensive approach and creative energy. More than 40 teams, and 80 firms representing some of the most renowned designers in the nation, responded to an open call for submissions launched in March. Selecting the four teams furthers the goal of choosing a final design for the Bridge Park – an iconic new civic space that will provide a unique venue supporting the community’s environmental, economic, cultural and physical health. (more…)

05/23/14 11:47am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From The Yards Park:

“The Yards Park Canal Basin splash pool, waterfall, and fountains are a favorite destination for kids and adults alike in the Capitol Riverfront. With Memorial Day just around the corner, we wanted to give you an update on their status in the wake of the record rainfall and subsequent flooding that hit the DC region and our neighborhood as well. At the heaviest point during the rainfall, our pump room was flooded. The equipment designed to keep the water features clean and safe was damaged. We are working diligently to determine whether these pumps can be fixed, or must be replaced. At this point, we have removed two of the pumps to have them inspected and reconditioned.

While we hoped to have features available for Memorial Day, unfortunately this won’t be the case. At this point, we do not have an exact time for when the water features will be operational. Our goal is to find a long-term solution and to take steps that will prevent this kind of incident from happening again in the future.

Like you, we are disappointed that the water features are down, but we are committed to have them in working order as soon as possible. In the meantime, we encourage you to enjoy other fun things in the neighborhood including our Friday Night Concerts, the Riverwalk Trail, and the 42-jet fountain in nearby Canal Park. Please check The Yards Park website (www.yardspark.org) where we will provide updates on our progress.”

05/14/14 3:55pm


Looks like we have a little turf battle of the banners going on in the 1100 block of 8th Street, SE. Who has the right to the block Barracks Row or Capitol Riverfront?

Side note – I’m digging the new (to me) Barracks Row banners:


Side note two – thanks to reader for sending word that the former Levi’s Port Cafe space is for rent:

1102 8th St, SE

05/01/14 4:55pm

El Mundo de los Luchadores

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling event at the DC Fairgrounds (1299 Half Street, SE) this Sunday, May 4th from 2-7pm:

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year by watching live lucha libre, or Mexican professional wrestling. See the glimmer of their colorful masks as wrestlers Pequeno Pierroth, Sangra de Aguila, Hijo de Dr. Wagner, and Hijo de La Park spin through the ring; smell the traditional Mexican street food; and dance to the beat of live music when you attend el Mundo de Los Luchadores — the world of Mexican pro wrestling — presented by Art Whino. Head to Navy Yard on Sunday, May 4 for a full day of excitement, including a Mexican-inspired live mural painting, an art exhibit that lets you get up close and personal with the masks of the luchadores, tropical punk music of Escarioka, and more.

Tickets here.”