01/27/14 1:00pm


This house is located at 630 Quebec Pl, NW:


The listing says:

“Another gorgeous WSD Renovation! This stunning renovation features an open floor plan, exposed brick, chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, master suite with private loft, in-law suite with two entrances, and parking. Gleaming red oak floors and skylights throughout”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $849,900.

01/17/14 1:15pm


“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard any word on what is happening on the southwest corner of the lot (the corner of Irving St. and Park Rd.) where Wangari Gardens is (west of the Washington Hospital Center)? We’ve seen a ton of trucks, digging, etc. and curious if it is anything more than just some city workers working on water or sewer pipes or the like.”

The folks from Wangari Gardens share:

“DC Water is building a rain garden at Wangari Gardens and a bunch all around the area to help mitigate stormwater damage. They worked with us and had a community meeting to create a design at Wangari Gardens that wouldn’t go against previously express community interests like preserving the large field for recreation purposes. Once the construction is done in March the rain gardens at wangari gardens will be small and not encroaching into the field. Another reason too things look so crazy is they are storing all the equipment for all the gardens at Wangari Gardens. DC Water will restore everything when they are done.”

["It is north of Howard University, west of the Washington Hospital Center/Children’s Medical Center, south of the US Soldiers’ Home, and east of the Parkview and Pleasant Plains neighborhoods. The site is in Ward 5, but borders Ward 1."]

01/06/14 12:45pm

From MPD:

“Charles Link, 53, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to nine years in prison on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from the stabbing of a man in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

Link was found guilty by a jury in October 2013, following a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Russell F. Canan. Upon completion of his prison term, Link will be placed on three years of supervised release.

According to the government’s evidence at trial, the victim and Link were close friends for more than four years. They socialized together and played chess, and the victim even helped Link at his job at a funeral home. From time to time, Link would loan the victim small amounts of money. In the fall of 2012, the two men got into a disagreement over the repayment of a $20 loan. The victim had given Link his food assistance card and had told Link to use it to buy $40 of food, to cover the $20 debt. When Link never used the card and failed to return it, the victim cancelled the card so that he could get a new one and access his food benefits.

On the evening of Nov. 13, 2012, as the victim was walking near his home, he encountered Link and the two began arguing over the debt. When the victim reached the entrance to an alley off the 500 block of Newton Place NW, he was pushed from behind by an unidentified man and fell to the ground. Link joined in the attack and kicked and punched the victim, stating “get me my money.” Link then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim five times – twice in the chest and rib cage. He and the unidentified man fled, leaving the victim bleeding in an alley.

In sentencing the defendant, Judge Canan took note of that fact that Link was convicted in 1993 of second-degree murder while armed in another stabbing in the District of Columbia. In that case, he and another person stabbed a man to death in an alley over a petty disagreement about moving trash. Link was sentenced to 15 years in prison for that attack.

In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen praised the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department, including detectives from the Fourth Police District. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialists Wanda Trice and Debra McPherson. Finally, he commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Vivien Cockburn and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Trevor N. McFadden, who assisted in the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brittain Shaw, who investigated and prosecuted the case.”

12/16/13 11:11pm

3301 Georgia Avenue, NW

Mothership is located at Georgia Ave and Lamont St, NW. Current hours of operation are approved for Monday – Thursday 8 am–11 pm, Friday 8 am–1 am and Saturday 10 am-1 am. They hope to be able to extend them to Sunday through Thursday 10 am-2 am, Friday and Saturday 10 am -3 am.

Ed. Note: I ate there on Friday night and this place is incredibly awesome. If you haven’t been yet and had been procrastinating like me – I would put them very high on the list of your next places to visit.  Not only is the food delicious, but the owners are incredibly nice and the space is incredibly cool and comfortable.

“Modern American neighborhood restaurant with an emphasis on French, Caribbean, Latin & Asian flavors. Our plates are designed to be shared or not.”

You can see their menu here.

12/16/13 4:15pm


“Dear PoPville,

I came home early Sunday morning (2am) to find the bicycle in the attached picture laying in the middle of the alley behind my house on the 500 block of Irving NW. Someone had taken one of my paver blocks to try and break the lock off the front wheel, but they were clearly scared off or gave up before succeeding. I kept the bike in my basement for the night, and turned it over to the police at the 3D substation on Park Rd yesterday afternoon. The police are holding it now in impound.

Hope it can make it home to its owner!”

12/02/13 11:30am

3506 Georgia Avenue, NW

From the owners:

“The goal of Yoga Heights is to make yoga accessible for ALL people and ALL budgets. In addition to typical yoga classes, we plan to have classes in Spanish and French, some donation/free classes, kids yoga, seniors yoga, and a “Karma Class” that would be a little more expensive but for each class someone buys, we’ll donate a free class to someone. (Like the Tom’s Shoes model.)”

Owners Jess and Amy posing in their new space