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“Dear PoPville,

I ride my bike from my apartment to the Woodley Park metro pretty regularly. I lock it up and then take the metro to work. For the past month, my bike has either been damaged there or somehow abused. Here is a listing.

-Someone tried to steal my bike, couldn’t do it, so they undid my chain and then broke my bike bell.

-They tried to steal my bike again, couldn’t do it, so they stole my bike pedals (for some reason).

-My helmet was stolen.

-A LED light was stolen.

I know locking your bike anywhere in the city is “at your own risk” but I feel that that particular area is being targeted. Everyone who locks a bike up there should do so with extreme caution and never leave anything on it that you care about.”

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3000 Connecticut Ave, NW

Boom! Duke’s Counter from the owners of Duke Grocery in Dupont soft opened on Friday across the street from the Zoo. It was certainly sad to lose Zoo Bar but Duke’s Counter is looking like a worthy replacement. This is a huge score for the Woodley/Cleveland Park crowd. Hell this is a huge score for those with little kids who go to the Zoo a couple times a month/week. Seriously, while the space was still being set up when I stopped by Sunday morning – you can get a good idea of how awesome the space turned out. The dark interior from the Zoo Bar days (good for Blues and Jazz) have been completely brightened:

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mural still in progress

More shots and a look at the menu after the jump. (more…)

3100 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 3100 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious Studio with a feel of home with excellent natural morning light, few blocks to Redline Metro at Woodly Park. Studio features great entry leading to a large open living area, galley kitchen with large window, large walk-in closet, hardwood floors, rent includes gas, water, trash, free laundry on the same level, outside common space and more.”

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You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,600/Mo.

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“Drink Beer. Save Wildlife.

Tickets are on sale now for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s 12th annual Brew at the Zoo. The event will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), Brew at the Zoo will feature nearly 100 craft and microbreweries. Local favorites such as Port City Brewing Company and Atlas Brew Works will be joined by popular craft microbreweries including DC Brau Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery, and BadWolf Brewing Company.

In addition to sampling great hops, guests will be able to purchase food from local favorites like Ledo’s Pizza, and popular food trucks including Rocklands, Big Cheese, and Red Hook Lobster Pound. Guests will be able to mingle with new and old friends while playing lawn games and enjoying live music by The Reagan Years. (more…)