Photo courtesy Golden Triangle BID

From a press release:

“The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, the 43-blocks area that connects the White House to Dupont Circle, is getting a fresh look that will help visitors, shoppers and workers better find their way around the neighborhood.

The Golden Triangle is replacing its traditional banners on 200 light poles in the area with new signs that use bold graphic design to help people find their way around while adding color and design to the central business district. The new signs feature clearly identifiable street names on them in a variety of colors and patterns.

“These signs are for everyone who has ever stood in the middle of a downtown street or exited a Metro stop not quite sure what street they’re on,” said Leona Agouridis, executive director, Golden Triangle BID. Each day, more than 60,000 people exit Farragut North, Farragut West, and Dupont South, the three Metro stops in the Golden Triangle area. “Even though many people now rely on smartphones with GPS for directions, you can still get confused or unsure if you are actually where you want to be. These banners are a convenient way for people to validate where they are as they try to get from point A to point B,” said Agouridis.

Installation will occur in the evenings, 8 p.m.–5:00 a.m. from Wed., Oct. 22–Fri., Oct. 24.”


“Dear PoPville,

I came across this today near 10th & G St NE. Posted on the door of an abandoned house. I thought it rather perfect. It reads, “H Street Hipsters™: My Geico insurance agent has a beard and a tattoo. Meh.”

I really needed the laugh just then. Thanks to whomever posted it.”

Ed. Note: I admit I had to have OP explain it to me…”Just everybody streaming by the house here (I live nearby) is now sporting a beard and a tattoo, is my guess. And I mean everybody. Do you think this is unique to H Street or is it a city wide, or Nationwide, trend? I guess we may get our clue from the J Crew catalog perhaps? The corporatizing of hipsterdom perhaps?”


“Dear PoPville,

Coming home from work last night, I saw this huge sign in my neighbor’s yard and nearly had a heart attack.

These two-story row houses on our street are all over 100 years old and lovingly cared for by our neighbors. We know the owners of 913 Quincy St, NW and they’ve lived here for about 10 years– none of us knew that they were going to cash out and sell their house to developers. In fact, the house was never even on the market.

The first thing I did was email my neighbors, who were equally shocked. Then I emailed the owners and asked what was going on. Their response was priceless:

No, we’re not moving and the big sign announcing 4 sparkling new condos is just as big of a surprise for us. Looks like this developer did not proofread the work order for the sign they had made. I think it’s meant for a site on 913 Quincy Street NE.

I’ve left two voicemails on the number listed for someone to rectify this and so far no response.

It turns out that our worst nightmare was… only a nightmare”