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“Dear PoPville,

Every February, I have a big birthday party for my Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Kingsley, and invite Petworth dogs and their humans to come celebrate.

Last year I had 22 dogs in my row house! All are well-behaved, mooch at the treat table (I bake organic biscuits for them), and have a blast tearing open a piñata filled with more smelly dog biscuits.

Each year there’s a different party theme. This year it’s Star Wars, since Kingsley’s turning 7.

(I will also mention here Kingsley is a National canine agility champion — the only dog in Washington, DC with that title!)”

Ed. Note: While this might be a bit unusual, this is the best – anyone of you self hating, insufferable curmudgeons tempted to be rude in the comments can just click the little ‘x’ in the right hand corner of the page. Thanks.

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Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rob

“fight with knife at Georgia Ave Metro station on Saturday night”

“About 7PM Saturday a group of about 10 teenage girls began fighting near the corner of New Hampshire and Georgia (actually on the west side of Rock Creek Church Road). It was a fairly big incident and about a dozen people witnessed it. At one point, one of the girls was dragged into the street and the other girls began stomping her in the face. One the girls involved in the fight pulled out a butcher knife and a hammer and began wildly screaming. I called 911 and timed the police response at 6 minutes. The first police cars arrived on the scene and the girls scattered right in front of them. The girl openly wielding the knife and hammer threw them down behind the zip cars on Rock Creek Church Road, 10 feet in front of the police. (more…)

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“February 5 – February 6
Feb 5 at 7 PM to Feb 6 at 11:59 PM

DC’s resident sherry expert Chantal Tseng (of RedEye Menus) is back behind the bar for her popular #GetLit literary cocktail series in the Reading Room. This weekend’s authorial inspiration: Haruki Murakami. Join us from 7pm-midnight Friday and Saturday nights for the most intellectual, inventive drinks DC has to offer. Bring your books and your friends.”

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829 Upshur Street, NW

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via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what the police activity at New Hampshire & Upshur was tonight around 9:30 PM? Cops giving chase on foot, lots of cop cars, and the cops looking for someone in my yard and going through my neighbor’s trash cans. Pretty spooky.”

From MPD:

“On February 2nd, 2016, at approximately 9:30 P.M., Fourth District police officers received a 911 call for an Armed Robbery that had just occurred in the 4200 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The 911 Dispatcher provided the officers with a description of 4-6 suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing. One of the suspects was reported to be armed with a black handgun. As officers responded to the scene, the suspects in the first Armed Robbery proceeded to locate a second victim and commit a second robbery in the 500 block of Varnum Street, NW.

As the officers were canvassing for the victim of the first robbery, they observed four suspects wearing all dark clothing and ski masks running eastbound in the 500 block of Varnum Street, NW. When the officers attempted to stop the suspects, they continued fleeing southbound into the west alley of Grant Circle, NW. The officers pursued the suspects on foot and apprehended all four suspects. Prior to their apprehension, the suspects were observed removing their ski masks and throwing them to the ground, as well as discarding the victim’s property.

Pursuant to this investigation, a black BB pistol, a knife, ski masks, and property belonging to the victims of both robberies was recovered. Four juvenile males were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this offense to contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Anyone else infuriated with this?

For the past ~6 months or so new construction has been going up on the block of Georgia between Webster and Iowa…

More recently barricades have gone up and part of the street was made a walkway since the sidewalk were eaten up by construction.

During #snowzilla, it appears the snow plow that cleared Georgia Ave. pushed the barricades into the curb and left residents with no safe walkway/sidewalk and forces people to walk onto Georgia Ave. with its busy traffic to get around…

Being a pet owner this is really tough to deal with. You can’t walk into a busy street with your dog and not be worried some speeding car will go around you… Also there are plenty of children that go home from school on Georgia Ave.

I’ve tried to call the city to see if they will deal with this and give us a safe walkway again. I’ve even tried to speak with the construction folks to see if they will be fixing the issue… No help in sight and the problem just seems to get worse with all this construction.

Who do you need to speak with in DC to get something like this addressed?”

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“Dear PoPville,

Near the corner of Kansas Ave and Shepherd: My friend’s car was broken into Sunday night between 12:45-1:15 am as he was walking me to my door. Window smashed and contents stolen out of the car… Just a friendly neighbor reminder to not leave ANYTHING of value exposed in your vehicle, and make sure your car insurance covers such happenings.”

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From a press release:

“Haiyo Dog, Asian hot dogs on milk bread buns, is popping up at EatsPlace, 3607 Georgia Avenue NW, starting February 8, 2016, Monday through Saturday 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

On Monday, February 8, 2016, starting at 5:00p.m., Chef Katy Chang will introduce Haiyo Dog, her unique hot dog and milk bread bun concept, at the food incubator and restaurant accelerator EatsPlace.

Washingtonians will be the first to taste Haiyo Dog’s distinct flavors inspired from her family in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and the Midwest. Growing up in Washington DC, Katy travelled extensively to the East and Midwest to visit relatives and taste the local foods. Haiyo Dog specializes in hot dogs that include a variety of topping variations of ma po tofu, sushi, tonkatsu, and kimchi, on a milk bread bun. Sides will include smothered pierogies and hasselback potatoes, a baked not fried version of the Asian street snack. Dessert will include black sesame buckeyes, a variation of the Midwestern sweet. (more…)

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via Looking Glass Lounge’s Facebook page

Thanks to a reader for sending from Looking Glass Lounge (3634 Georgia Ave, NW) after they posted to their Facebook page on Saturday. We briefly spoke about the fire @PoPville when it first happened last Thursday. Updates when they reopen.

Ed. Note: Props to DCFD and thank God this wasn’t worse. This coulda been devastating on many levels.

GDon

Ed. Note: In 2009 this went on the market for $875,000. At that time it was one of the most controversial GDoN posts ever listed. I suspect there will continue to be strong opinions at the new price…

This house is located at 816 Taylor Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Simply Stunning!! Exquisitely restored 4-level/4,275 sq.ft home with beautifully customized marble, granite and porcelain tile work throughout. Spector electric F/P, Nest thermostat, wide plank red oak hardwood, dual staircases, wrap-around porch, MBR terrace & huge Master Bath, in-law suite, professionally landscaped outdoor space with 3 car parking. Walk to restaurants/shops/metro. A Must See!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/5.5 bath is going for $1,395,000.