“Dear PoPville,

I witnessed a rather disturbing event yesterday evening (April 28) on the 700 block of Morton Street NW. From inside the house I was at, I heard multiple gut wrenching howls seeming to come from a dog. I go outside and notice on the sidewalk at the middle of the block a man with two pit bulls – one of which appeared to be hanging from a tree. The dog was howling in pain and I couldn’t really see what was going on but the noises the dog made were definitely ones of pain. I proceeded to take a small video clip from afar (did not want to approach this man and the pit bulls). A screen shot is attached (grainy- but you can see the dog standing/hanging upright on the right). I spoke with two others that passed by and witnessed this going on and apparently the owner of the dog was teaching the dog to “prune the branches of the tree”. I have no idea what the hell that means, but the dog was hanging from a tree branch from his mouth and again making just the most terrible noises. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

Neighbors around Lamont and Morton Street would like community input/reactions and advice. We all received a request to survey the inside and outside of our homes:

“Dear Owner/Resident/Authorized Representative:

We are contacting you concerning the soon to begin redevelopment of the ALSCO facility located at 713 Lamont Street near your property. Seismic Surveys, Inc. (SSI) is an independent, third party consulting firm that has been engaged by The Holladay Corporation, the developer of the ALSCO facility, to conduct pre-construction photographic surveys of the buildings and improvements that are adjacent to the project prior to the commencement of the construction. These surveys are being offered to property owners immediately adjacent to the site…. at no cost to you. (more…)

Rendering for 3333 Georgia Ave, NW

If you like the new sign/mural get ready to do triple back flips. A long awaited update on Park View’s new beer garden – The Midlands:

Projected Opening is Summer 2016. We are still navigating the DC permitting process to be allowed to start our buildout, but we’re confident that will be over soon. Everything is in place and our contractor is ready to get started as soon as DCRA approves our architect’s drawings. We believe build-out will take no longer than 1 month. The inside will have a “Beer Hall” feel to it. 10 picnic tables (5 on each side) with a large rectangular bar in the middle. We’ll have 6 large screen HDTV’s inside, We’ll be subscribing to direct TV for the NFL ticket and College Football plus many other sports including the Summer Olympics and we’ll also be showing the Presidential Debates.


The mural was designed by Mike Tanoory who is based here in DC. His instagram is @MikeTannory and his website is The mural will be inside the Midlands and span the entire right 40’ wall. It’s a collaboration between The Midlands, PBR, but mainly it’s all Mike’s amazing imagination.

INDIEGOGO: I find it appropriate that on the day we launched our campaign on the same day 83 years ago prohibition ended.

As we navigate DC’s permitting process and prepare for construction we thought we’d try to raise a little extra capital to help our build-out costs and at the same time offer some fun rewards to those who are as excited as we are to get this party started! So, take a look! From glassware and Midlands gear to keg parties and even the opportunity to design your own bathroom! There is something in there for everyone.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and we can’t wait for summertime!
– Robin, Trent, Peyton & Tony”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District have announced three arrests have been made in a Robbery Force and Violence offense, which occurred in the 3600 block of New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at approximately 1:45 pm.

Three suspects approached the victim from behind, assaulted him, and then took personal property from the victim.

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, three juvenile males, two from Northwest DC, and the third of no fixed address, were arrested and charged with Robbery Force and Violence.”

bruce monroe park
3000 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I feel like the D.C. government made the announcement so bureaucratic-sounding that it’s hard to figure out what it means. Apparently the “surplus” part is the D.C. government deciding it no longer needs a particular piece of property, and then the “disposition” part determines what then happens to the property.

This meeting is about the surplus side of it, but I imagine lots of concerned folks will also be commenting on the proposed disposition (i.e., having the site serve as the replacement for Park Morton).

The District will conduct a public meeting to receive public comments on the proposed surplus of District property located at 3012 Georgia Avenue, NW (SQUARE: 2890, LOT: 0849). Please note that written comments will be accepted until Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Below, please find the date, time and location of the meeting:

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Bruce Monroe Elementary @ Park View, 3560 Warder Street, NW


A reader reports at 3:55pm:

“Went to drop off a letter and am greeted by this scene. Counting at least 11 cop cars…”

On twitter a reader asks:

“heard anything about a stabbing on the 3400 block of Georgia Ave NW around 3:15pm today?”

update from alertdc:

Stabbing in the 3400 b/o GA Ave, NW. LOF a B/M, 5’7″, 20-22 yoa, short hair, no shirt w/ blue jeans.”

3322 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

You posted about this place, but I have to give it a plug and also think your readers might be able to help the owner, who is a lovely woman. First, the food. It was delicious and felt very authentic. It’s a very cool place inside as well. I highly recommend people check it out. It hasn’t got a the lime light that other new places get, but the owner clearly takes pride in her work and that is reflected in her food.

Second, she just got her liquor license. And her 2015 license expires at the end of March. That means she paid for a year ( a lot of money), but will only be able to use it for a month. She has to pay new fees at the end of the month. So she paid a full year and will get a month. I wonder if any of your readers could help her?”