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General Discussion July 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Pot Smoking Neighbor in a Non-Smoking Building

I moved into an amazing apartment in November that I love nearly everything about besides my next door neighbor. When I first moved in I occasionally woke up to a smoke smell in my apartment but tried to be tolerant. I’m new to DC and while my building (seemed to) have a very strict non smoking policy when I moved in, I knew that pot was legal and tried to ignore it.

It’s gotten significantly worse in the past few months, near constant, lingering smells of smoke that cause me to have headaches and wake up feeling sick. I started lodging complaints with my building manager in person and via email every time I smell the smoke and she actually knocked on his door a few times when she was here late and caught him in the act of smoking. It’s been a few months now, apparently he’s been to court once for this issue already and requested another trial so he’s still here, still smoking and I have no idea what else to do.

I’ve tried talking to him but I get nervous every time I touch on the topic (I’m a 22 year old women and he’s and older guy who I’ve often heard him yelling). My building manager keeps insisting that DC is very tenant friendly and it’s hard to evict people but what are my rights as a tenant? She told me to keep letting her know when it’s happening so she can continue to build evidence but is there anything else I can do? I understand it’s legal, I read DC law a bunch of times already but I moved to a non-smoking building intentionally and it’s already been months to get to this point so I worry about how long the next step of this process will take. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of issue? Thank you!

Events July 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

come catch a ***FREE*** show and Port City in Alexandria!!! Thursday, 7/16 @ 7pm

Have the workplace doldrums got you down? Does the day-in, day-out shuffling of life’s banal routine make you want want to put a fist through your cubicle wall and into the face of that one person in your office whose every breath makes you want to set yourself on fire and run screaming down the street?

Fear not! We of The Power of Positive Drinking feel your pain and we’re bringing the best comedians in the DC area to Port City Brewing Co. (3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304) to help you release some of that pressure, on Thursday, July 16th (doors at 6, jokes at 7pm).

Come let loose and laugh a little, with some of the area’s finest craft beers and crafty jokes on tap to give your Thursday eve that extra little kick it needs!!

Check out our Eventbrite page for more info: https://eventbrite.com/event/17637084996/

Thanks!
Mike

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Travel and Transportation July 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Car2Go Registration/Inspection Stickers

In the last month I have used a number of Car2Go vehicles which did not have a valid registration and/or inspection sticker. Some of them were ticketed for these offenses when I started the rental and some were not.

Are individual drivers legally liable for driving unregistered / uninspected vehicles or are the owners of these cars liable?

I had not given much thought to this issue before but should I be refusing to drive a Car2Go that does not have these valid stickers?

Events July 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

Looking to buy curing salt

I’m trying to make my own corned beef and one of the key ingredients is pink curing salt. Does anyone know where i can find this stuff.

Announcements July 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

Stolen Vespa

I am hoping someone out there will recognize this stolen item and hopefully help my brother recover it. His only mode of transportation was stolen Tuesday, June 30th on the GW campus. It is a maroon colored Vespa model LX 50, year 2006. He, stupidly, parked his Vespa out front of the building he works in and ran in to work because he was late. For the first time ever, he forgot to lock it up. Between 1pm and 5pm, someone ripped the front panel of the Vespa off with what looked like a garden tool, hotwired it, and stole it.

He already filed a police report, but there are some pretty distinctive features that may help folks recognize it. Again, the front panel under the headlight was removed, so that is missing. There are large scratches on the right side. The right-hand rear view mirror is also missing (another casualty while parked and locked up at a local bar in our neighborhood). It is maroon in color and there is white sticker with red lettering that says a “DChillin’” located near the dash. Any help would be much appreciated! For anyone who has seen this Vespa, please contact Mike via email m.sutton1066@gmail.com, call 571-239-1723, or call and report the sighting to the police.

Thank you!

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Travel and Transportation July 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

Any streets without street sweeping? Zone 2

My boyfriend and I are going out of the country for a week and were wondering if anyone has suggestions about where to park during that time as to avoid a street sweeping ticket. Are there any streets that do not have street sweeping? We have a Zone 2 parking sticker. If not, is there anywhere we can park for cheap for a week? Thank you!

Local News July 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

Found Black Pup at 6th and K NE

Found this lost pup this morning around 6th and K NE. About 20 pounds. We called animal control and he is hanging out in our under porch until they come. Let us know if he is yours or if you know who he belongs to.

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Computers and Internet July 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Local slide scanning service?

Has anyone had any experiences – good or bad – with having slides scanned locally? My dad has hundreds of old slides of random family events and trips spanning about 20 years. I’d like to get at least some of them digitized in time for a family gathering later this month, so I don’t have time to send them out to a web-based service. I have a car so getting to non-Metro-friendly locations is not an issue. Thanks!

General Discussion June 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Kegerator Repair Service

I realize that this may be a super specific request, but multiple Google searches didn’t help, so in my darkest hour of need I turn to the good people of Popville! I recently finished building my DIY kegerator and it looks beautiful and runs lovely, just having some issues with foaming. I’ve called a few refrigeration companies, but the fridge itself works great. I will be asking some of my local drinking establishments tonight, but thought that if anyone knew of a company or guy that could help me with my issues (as I’ve attempting to fix it all from the standard “what’s wrong with it” from troubleshooting. Would love to have this good to go for my 4th of July BBQ, but clearly that may be pushing it at this point. Thanks so much for any insight you may have!

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Auto June 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

Out-of-state Private Used Car Purchase

I’m purchasing a car from a friend who doesn’t live in DC (or Virginia or Maryland, for that matter). I generally understand the process of getting it registered in DC — get it insured, bring proof of insurance and the title and so forth to the DMV, prepare to pay excise taxes, etc.

My question is how to legally get the car to DC. I plan to pick it up from her, and in her state, she is technically supposed to hang onto the plates when she sells the car. My understanding is that DC won’t give me temp plates until I bring in the signed title. Should I get the title signed and bring it in to get temps to put on the car when I go to pick it up? Or should I just keep her plates on it and mail them back to her once I can get the car back to DC? I’m wondering if anyone in POPville has experience doing this sort of thing and can advise.

Separately, I’m also curious if anyone has kept their excise taxes low by bringing in a bill of sale that reflects the actual purchase price — since I’m getting this for a bit cheaper than what is likely provided in their database.

Announcements June 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Neighborhood meeting for the Farmers' Market at 14th and Kennedy

I received a note from the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers’ Market last week, inviting all to a meeting “to address concerns residents have expressed.” (I live less than a block from the market; I don’t know how widely these flyers were distributed.) The neighborhood meeting is Thursday, July 2 at 7pm in the basement community room at the Madison Terrace Cooperative, 1365 Kennedy Street.

An image of the friendly invitation (written in both English and Spanish) is attached. Given the recent lively discussion on Popville about this Farmers’ Market, I thought people might be interested.

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Announcements June 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Missing a Dove?

FOUND: Pet White Dove

Last night while on a walk I found a gorgeous, very tame white dove. He/She was found in Ward 4, near 16th street. Super comfortable being handled and super gentle. Clearly not wild! Please help us find the original home (or a new home) for this pretty bird!

You may contact us as (202) 390-1513 or lisa@nest-dc.com.

Thank you!!!

Announcements June 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Window replacement in historic district

Before I start too far down the black hole of permitting, historic preservation, office of planning, etc, I’m hoping for crowd-sourced wisdom. Anyone out there have luck/happiness replacing old windows in a historic district?
– What windows did you choose?
– Anybody have luck with something other than wood?
– Did you have window company install, or a contractor? If the latter, who?

Announcements June 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Found Dog in Columbia Heights

My girlfriend and I were driving home last night and saw a dog running down 16th. We were eventually able to stop it on Monroe st. between 16th and 14th. The is a short hair, 15-18lbs, white hair with dark freckles on face and legs. From a distance it looks like it could be a Jack Russell terrier, but is not. The officer took the dog and called animal services. I have the officers number. I don’t have photos of the dog, but could confirm if the owner sent a photo.

Announcements June 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Auditions for Tenors and Basses

– 88-voice adult SATB chorus, now beginning our 29th season
– Members from many diverse professions from across the metro region (You do NOT have to be a member of a congressional staff to audition.)
– We are a family of choruses that reflects the diversity of our city.
– We are committed to engaging our audiences through innovative programming.
– We perform an eclectic variety of choral music.
– We strive to create music of the highest artistic quality in an environment that is creative, supportive and fun!
– Performance venues have included The Kennedy Center, The Harman Center for the Arts, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, the White House and The US Capitol Building
-Auditions at the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H St. NE, Washington DC 20002: July 8th, July 22nd, and August 4th
To schedule an audition, call: 202-399-7993 x182 or email: dsimmons@congressionalchorus.org

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Replied on July 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Pot Smoking Neighbor in a Non-Smoking Building

I moved into an amazing apartment in November that I love nearly everything about besides my next d…
Replied on July 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

come catch a ***FREE*** show and Port City in Alexandria!!! Thursday, 7/16 @ 7pm

Have the workplace doldrums got you down? Does the day-in, day-out shuffling of life’s banal rout…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Car2Go Registration/Inspection Stickers

In the last month I have used a number of Car2Go vehicles which did not have a valid registration a…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

Looking to buy curing salt

I’m trying to make my own corned beef and one of the key ingredients is pink curing salt. Do…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

Stolen Vespa

I am hoping someone out there will recognize this stolen item and hopefully help my brother recover…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

Any streets without street sweeping? Zone 2

My boyfriend and I are going out of the country for a week and were wondering if anyone has suggest…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 10:25 am

Found Black Pup at 6th and K NE

UPDATE: Animal Control just came and took him. He’ll be at the shelter at 1201 New York Ave N…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

Found Black Pup at 6th and K NE

Found this lost pup this morning around 6th and K NE. About 20 pounds. We called animal control and…
Replied on July 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Local slide scanning service?

Has anyone had any experiences – good or bad – with having slides scanned locally? My d…
Replied on June 30, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Lost Set of 3 Keys – Columbia Rd, Mt. Pleasant, or Rock Creek Park

Hi! I found a set of keys on the valley trail (I think) in RCP right around that date. They had a G…
Replied on June 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Kegerator Repair Service

I realize that this may be a super specific request, but multiple Google searches didn’t help…
Replied on June 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

Out-of-state Private Used Car Purchase

I’m purchasing a car from a friend who doesn’t live in DC (or Virginia or Maryland, for…
Replied on June 30, 2015 at 3:17 am

A/C Contractor Recommendations?

To make things simple, i will give you a couple of things you can do at this moment that may alter …
Replied on June 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Neighborhood meeting for the Farmers' Market at 14th and Kennedy

I received a note from the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers’ Market last week, inviting all to…
Replied on June 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Missing a Dove?

FOUND: Pet White Dove Last night while on a walk I found a gorgeous, very tame white dove. He/She w…