From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying four persons of interest in reference to a Robbery-Force and Violence and an Assault on a Police Officer offense which occurred in the 1100 block of 4th Street, Southwest, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at approximately 5:25 pm.

The suspects approached the victim, who is a special police officer working inside an establishment at the listed location. The victim and suspects exchanged words. The suspects then began punching the victim. During the altercation, one of the suspects grabbed the victim’s wallet. The suspects then fled on foot from the establishment.

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.”

Rendering courtesy The Wharf

Well this is pretty cool. From a press release:

“Officials from Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), developer of The Wharf, the $2 billion, mile-long neighborhood located on DC’s Southwest waterfront, introduced DC’s first office building to be built on a pier. With Pier 4’s delivery in 2017, The Wharf continues to activate Washington, DC’s waterfront in ways that had been previously unimagined. Extending 260 feet into the Potomac River, Pier 4 will offer tenants panoramic views of the Washington Channel and nearly the entire length of a bustling Wharf Street.

“There simply will be no other office building anywhere in the country that will offer the views, amenities, design features and architectural distinction of the Wharf,” said Amer Hammour, Chairman of Madison Marquette. “In many ways, Pier 4 is a landmark of this transformative project, overlooking the Potomac River in the middle of one of the largest urban redevelopment programs in Washington’s history‎.” (more…)


This unit is located at 240 M Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Top-floor, Capitol-facing, elegant, renovated, bright & beautiful w/garage parking! Enjoy wonderful views from your balcony at this picture-perfect studio. Located moments to $2b+ Wharf project, METRO, Nats Park, shops & Arena Stage, you’ll always have plenty of activities at your door. Pet-friendly building, pool, concierge, wonderful grounds & yoga studio. All utilities included in condo fee”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $263,900 ($443 monthly fee.)


Too much free time? Just trolling? Or just a tool? Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Have you seen this yet? These were put on cars in SW”

I don’t know how we begin to heal from this… I think Philippa Hughes is gonna have to schedule a lot more Trump Dinners.


Update: We have a response! Thanks to a reader for sharing on the PoPville Facebook page.


This rental is located at 1425 4th Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Fabulous, completely renovated flat in amazing location. 2 br, 2 full baths, garage parking, 24-hr concierge and security, outdoor. Bright corner unit w/ large balcony with views of river and skyline. 2 blocks from Waterfront Metro, shopping, dining, Arena Stage, District Wharf, bike share station and more. A little over a mile to Capitol, National Mall, federal offices. Includes ALL utilities.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,595/Mo.


The listing says:

“Selling houseboat docked/moored at Gangplank Marina in SW DC. Essentially a tiny home/floating studio apartment in what is expected to be the hottest part of town. Amazing live-aboard community with close access to metro and Safeway.


A few details about the boat/marina:
1984 Holiday Mansion Coastal Barracuda – Archimedes – 37′ foot
Running water
Cooktop stove
Full bathroom
Cable/internet available
On site laundry/showers/bathrooms/grilling area
Secure parking included
Mailbox/address right at marina
24/7 security in gated marina
Waste Tank Pumpouts weekly
Fun people (more…)

courtesy The Wharf

Speaking of awesome light displays – from an email:

“The Wharf is starting the season off right with DC’s 25th Annual Parade of Lights.

The Wharf will host more than 60 boats covered in hundreds of thousands of lights. In addition to the boats in the parade, there will be around 40 docked boats decorated between Gang Plank Marina and the Capital Yacht Club on Saturday, December 3.

Parade of Lights is a free event, perfect to get into the Holiday spirit. This grand DC holiday tradition will feature festive light displays from the Potomac River as well as Wharf-side activities, including photos with Santa, the lighting of the Gangplank Marina Christmas Tree, a roaring bonfire, gingerbread cookie making, hot chocolate sipping, balloon art and sailboat crafting—plus the first guaranteed snowfall of the season.

There will also be a holiday brews in the Corona Beer Garden and food from King Ribs. This is a unique display of holiday lights that attracts thousands and brings a touch of magic to the City’s waterfront.”

Full release after the jump. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

I live in Southwest on I St, near the waterfront metro. This morning, on the way to work, I found one of the older trees was cut down. When I got back, another tree was almost entirely down. (see attached photos)

Neither of these trees appeared unhealthy, and they were by two completely different residential buildings owned by different organizations. Who is doing this? And why?

I understand the common use of trimming to protect the power lines, but these seemed way more than that.”

Wharf Rendering 092116-2

But seriously, this area is fixing to be pretty sweet.

From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), developer of The Wharf, announced new additions to its expanding dining and entertainment scene, where the District’s best chefs, restaurant owners and entertainment impresarios are creating the region’s most eagerly awaited waterfront destination.

New concepts coming to The Wharf include:

Eric and Ian Hilton, renowned for creating neighborhood mainstays including Georgetown’s Chez Billy Sud, and The Gibson along 14th Street, will open The Brighton, a high-energy waterfront pub

● Chef K.N. Vinod and Surfy Rahman, the DC area-based hospitality veterans behind Indique and Bombay Bistro, who, after over a decade of serving diners some of the most celebrated and exciting Indian cuisine in Washington DC and Maryland, will open a new Indian dining concept at The Wharf.

Cathal Armstrong will open Kaliwa, a new dining destination with a distinct Filipino, Thai and Korean menu

● Nick Fontana, Bruce Gates and Henry Gandy, the team behind DC’s original dock bar, Cantina Marina, are bringing a small-format, live music venue and tavern named Pearl Street Warehouse to the waterfront

These new additions will open at The Wharf starting in October of 2017, joining: (more…)

Student Apartment

Hahaha thanks to Justin for passing on this gem from Craigslist:

“$175 / 2br – Student Apartment (DC)

Buy this spacious 1988 O’Day 272, own a magnet apartment and live in the Marina and area of your choice. Stove, AC, water pressure. Sails, covers, Bimini, cockpit cushions interior and woodwork very nice. Perfect for 2 and a small dog. Very nice condition. Westerbeke diesel. Fully functional. Think outside the box. Own it for $5300 OBO (See NADA Blue Book value). Currently at Yankee Point Marina @ $175/month 1.3 hrs south of DC, will deliver to marina of choice.”