03/06/14 10:22pm

1st and R Street, SW

Last Friday’s question about what should be done with RFK got me thinking about the proposed new DC United stadium at Buzzard Point in SW. There is a nice new website set up called Unite DC explaining the proposal and calling for your support (with a sweet rendering too):


I’ll say it straight away, I love soccer and would be psyched if this new stadium was built. But I’m also curious – how many soccer fans does DC have? Would a new stadium encourage new fans? Do you think we could fill a 20,000-25,000-seat soccer stadium? So today I’m just curious – how many folks have been to a DC United game? Any regulars? For those who haven’t been, do you think you would go to a game at the new stadium?

For those that do support the stadium, you can add your name here. A couple more shots of how the site looks today:



03/06/14 5:51pm

From @WMATA:

“Green Line: Single tracking btwn L’Enfant & Navy Yard due to a person struck by a train at Waterfront. Expect delays in both directions.

Green Line: Greenbelt trains are bypassing Waterfront & L’Enfant. Transfer to a Branch Av train at Archives for service to these stations.

Green Line: Consider Red Line as alternate btwn Gallery Place & Fort Totten. Person struck by train at Waterfront.”

03/06/14 4:00pm

650 Water Street, SW

“Dear PoPville,

I just got word that the Channel Inn will be closing at the end of April. No other details beyond that, but will certainly be the end of an era.”

I called the Channel Inn and they say that they just heard March 31st will be their last day. Their website says:

“Washington’s only waterfront hotel” is a highlight feature of the waterfront with picturesque views of the District’s Gangplank Marina. We are an excellent choice of location and the value for your overnight stay. Within 15 minutes of Washington, D.C. Mall and the entire tourist attraction area that includes such sights as the Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, and the National Gallery of Art. A step away from the hotel entrance is the Waterfront Metro Station that travels to all the major areas of the Washington, D.C. business and tourist areas. For the business traveler we are minutes away from the Capitol, NASA, Fort McNair, and the Washington Navy Yard. The Channel Inn has beautifully appointed spacious Washington DC hotel rooms and suites with either Double or Queen beds all complete with balconies for your relaxing pleasure. The Hotel houses the famous Pier 7 Restaurant that is famous with local residents for its fine Seafood and Steak menu. For business or pleasure there is no finer value.


Get ready for The Wharf.


Lots more photos of Channel Inn after the jump. (more…)

03/06/14 9:30am


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 13-year-old Toni Thompson, who was last seen in the 100 block of Irvington Street, SW, on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Toni Thompson is described as a 13-year-old black female, 5’2” tall, weighs 100 pounds, and has black hair with braids, brown eyes, and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a white ¾-length coat, blue jeans, and green shirt.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Toni Thompson is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”

02/25/14 3:15pm



“Metro Transit Police are seeking assistance in identifying the below pictured individual in connection with an indecent exposure that occurred on the Green Line in the area of Waterfront Station on February 13, 2014. On that date, at approximately 3:52 p.m., the below pictured individual allegedly exposed himself to the victim aboard a Greenbelt-bound train.

Anyone who is able to identify the individual pictured above is asked to call Metro Transit Police Detectives at (202) 962-2121 and reference case #2014-07821.

There are no current warrants for the individual pictured below in reference to this case.”

02/20/14 12:00pm

1100 4th Street, SW

“Dear PoPville,

It appears that *finally* a new restaurant is coming to Waterfront, in the DC Government Building retail space at 1100 4th ST SW – it’s in the west building, north-corner spot. Any idea on what it will be?”

This is going to become another location of Masala Art which currently has a location up in Tenleytown (4441 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.) The owner of Masala Art tells me that if construction continues on schedule:

“I am looking to be open in last week of april if all goes well.”

Check out Masala’s menu here.

02/13/14 1:00pm

1206 Half Street Southwest

This house is located at 1206 Half Street, Southwest:


The listing says:

“Fabulous 3 bed 1.5 bath row house near National~s park Newly renovated with hardwood floors downstairs and new carpet upstairs Open kitchen/dining room design Charming front area with rustic accents and exposed brick throughout Impressive master bedroom with dual ceiling fans, two skylights, ample closest space, multipurpose nook/cove area and private balcony Functional backyard”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $520,000.

520 N Street Southwest

This rental is located at 520 N Street, Southwest:


The listing says:

“Nothing is average. Not the efflorescence infused carrara marble tile that transports you~.Wait you are in southwest. Not the shark edge corian counter top with specks of diamonds nor the walnut in-laid Murphy bed Enjoy exquisite nights on your private patio on the Potomac’s waters edge No not your ordinary studio but an exquisite unique space fully furnished w/indoor pool, parking, metro & dining”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,775/Mo.

01/23/14 1:00pm

800 4th Street Southwest

This unit is located at 800 4th Street, Southwest:


The listing says:

“Metro! Dining! Grocery! Spacious top floor studio condo with 9 ft. ceilings at Potomac Place Towers. Pet friendly, parking, balcony & extra storage. Two huge closets, new cherry hardwood floors & open kitchen w/breakfast bar. Custom made murphy bed! LOW condo fee includes all utilities! Gym, pool, lounge & 24 hr. desk. Walk to everywhere from this key SW location. Metro, Safeway & CVS one block.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This studio is going for $266,500 ($324 monthly fee.)