“Dear PoPville,

Over the last month or so on my walk home from the Petworth metro I’ve seen at least 8 instances of cars with their back windows broken into. Every time these cars have been parked on the 3600 block of Georgia Ave directly next to the CVS (across from Fisherman of Men Church) in that stretch of 8-10 parking spaces before you hit Princeton Place. I have never seen it happen before this and I think some of the times it’s happening in broad daylight which is crazy to me considering how busy the street is.

I had my car window smashed in a couple years ago despite there being nothing of value in the car to steal and it was such a bummer, so I wish I could warn these people before they decide to park in these spots! Obviously people will continue to park there, but at least they know there’s a risk involved. Can CVS post notices on their side wall warning that there’s been a string of break-ins in those spots? Considering that that CVS is always a mess, I’m less than optimistic that they’d do anything about it; but I’d just hate to sit idly by as it happens to more people. Is there anything that we can do?”

3920 3rd Street Northwest

This house is located at 3920 3rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Handsome 3 brms & 3 full baths home in the sought after Petworth, across the street from Lincoln’s Cottage & tree protected space. Finished bment has more rooms & an exit to the rear small porch with space for a small garden. Walkup attic perfect for storage. More garden space on front/side. Bring a flashlight. This property is sold strictly as-is no exceptions. Needs TLC!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $630,000.

derby brunch

At the Red Derby of course:

“Need an escape after your fancy brunch extravaganza for mom?? We’ll extend Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials so you late bunnies can partake. Can’t go home for Mother’s Day and want to party away your Sunday like it’s 1999?? Have a discounted make your own mimosa set up. Have a cool, chill mom who doesn’t want anything fancy?? Bring her to Derby and enjoy both specials!!”

14th and Quincy St, NW

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District have announced arrests have been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon offense that occurred in the 4400 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the report of a stabbing. At approximately 9:02 am, two subjects approached a juvenile male who was exiting a bus near Georgia Avenue and Webster Avenue, NW. The victim attempted to run away after the subjects threatened him. The victim was tripped by the subjects, then stabbed with a knife; both suspects then fled the scene on foot. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 19-year-old Deangelo McCombs, of Southeast DC, and 19-year-old Malik Dominique Lambert, of Northwest, DC, were arrested and are being charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.”

“Walking through this neighborhood lately is a practice in dodging running rats. It’s like the Tori Amos video…

There are rats everywhere in neighborhoods by Georgia Avenue and New Hampshire and they’re frickin huge, larger than they’ve ever been since I’ve lived there in 8 years!

I suspect a lot of it has to do with us having only 2 trash pickup days per week and limited trash bins on public streets, especially by bus stops. It’s reached an epidemic level now, and they’re not afraid of humans at all. Dogs

I wonder if they’re mostly displaced residents from SoutWest with all the waterfront construction, but the city needs to do something fast about this, it’s embarrassing to invite friends over because they’re literally running everywhere even in the daytime. They’ve also been observed running into holes at the warehouse building next to sweet mango cafe by me on my way home from work, I can’t imagine what’s going on there, but it certainly doesn’t make me hungry.”

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828 Upshur Street, NW

Ed. Note: Crane & Turtle’s last night of service will be April 23rd and you can see the planned pop ups for the week of April 26 – May 1 here.

From a press release:

“What: ANXO Cidery & Pintxos bar is thrilled to take over Petworth’s Crane & Turtle for a ten night pintxos residency. Lead by Executive Chef Alex Vallcorba, the a la carte dinner service will feature pintxos of varying sizes, including dishes like Stuffed Squid on a bed of ink sauce with sherry vinegar caramelized onions, and Cod Fritters with vizcaína sauce.

From Chef Vallcorba: (more…)


From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting in Ward 4 to kick off the Rock Creek East II Livability Study on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Petworth Neighborhood Library (4200 Kansas Avenue, NW).

At this meeting, DDOT will introduce the project and provide opportunities to give your ideas for improving your neighborhood through interactive activities.

The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities for safer travel for residents and visitors to the neighborhoods of Petworth, Crestwood, Brightwood Park, and 16th Street Heights. The goals of the study are to enhance the community quality of life through improvements to transportation safety, connections to destinations, green infrastructure, and sustainability.

DDOT will work with members of the community to Identify specific opportunities to improve accommodations for people walking, biking, riding the bus, driving, and making deliveries. At the end of the study, DDOT will provide recommendations such as: (more…)