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General Discussion September 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

How long is too long to leave a dog alone?

We have a tenant who regularly leaves her dog alone for very long stretches- regularly 12-16 hours but a few 24+ hour times. I love animals and do not have a dog myself because I know I am not home enough to give a dog the care it needs. I feel awful knowing there is a dog next door who is alone that much. I am trying to to determine if I am being overly concerned/nosy or if this is something that needs intervention. I read the DC regs on animal neglect and there are no clear definition around leaving an animal unattended. But it seems if he has access to food and water and is inside out of the elements, it’s not technically neglect. I have offered several times to let him out or bring him to my place when she is not home, but she has never accepted. So then I am just the nosy landlord, or is there something more I should/could be doing?

Events September 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Water walking/running at Wilson Aquatic Center

Hey, PoP-ers who swim at Wilson Aquatic Center: just curious, do pool-users ever do deep-water running there? I haven’t seen anything about it specifically on the DPR website, and I can get over looking like a weirdo compared to all the swimmers…but I know deep-water running has a somewhat different “flow” than lap-swimming, and when lane-sharing it would probably be awkward and not very feasible to have a runner in the lane knocking the swimmers out of whack. (I enjoy both laps and water-running, but most of the water-running I’ve done was in a small town where some relatives live and where residents have access to a gorgeous, huge pool at the local high school that hardly anyone seems to use, so I always had a lane to myself. But I know from experience at basically every other pool that getting a lane to oneself is a luxury, and next to impossible during peak times at the average pool.)

Home and Garden September 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Utility cables on exterior of house

Has anyone had experience with (or know of a good professional for) removing old utility cables and hardware from the exterior of a home? I moved into a townhouse in Petworth over the summer, and the house has accumulated a pretty unsightly collection of cables and wires along one side of the building. Some of this is connected to an unused satellite dish, but I have no idea what the bulk of it is for and don’t want to start blindly removing or altering something that might be important. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Home and Garden September 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Rooftop sunroom?

We have a townhouse in Logan with an awesome rooftop deck, approximate 15 feet square. Husband just came up with a great idea to look into turning the deck into a sunroom/solarium. The deck is all concrete and very structurally sound – with concrete 4 foot high walls. It was built when the developer flipped the house 15 years ago, and everything was done up to code. We want glass walls (above the existing concrete half-walls) and a glass roof. We would probably only use 2/3 of the deck so we could keep some of the outdoor deck, and have bi-fold doors between the two. We know it will be expensive, but we’d love to add a useful room to our otherwise small condo. Has anyone ever looked into this?

Announcements September 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

Hebrew Home 90% affordable housing?

90% affordable and 10% market rate. The Department of General Services hosted a meeting on Sept 9 and presented DCHA’s redevelpment consideration for the Hebrew home site on Spring Rd. 200 units of which 90% will be affordable. This does not reflect what the residents close by supported. 70% of respondents to a survey want 75-100% of the units at market rate and 0-25% as affordable. Why such an unbalance in this large redevelpment?

General Discussion September 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Idea for Reducing Parking Congestion

I’ve been living in DC for the past two years, but didn’t have a car until the past few weeks after my commute changed. (I’m currently in Columbia Heights.) I’m not familiar with what DOT has tried to reduce parking congestion (other than discouraging vehicle ownership), but I thought residential areas could benefit from this idea that I haven’t seen discussed here.

Most of the time, when I’m looking for a spot, I’ll notice that cars are poorly spaced. Often, enough so that one could fit 2-3 additional cars on a block if the cars were properly spaced.

I’d propose that DC paint lines or even short markers (~ft long) from the sidewalk out to mark parking spots sized appropriately for a normal length vehicle like this:

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Most people will try to fit somewhat in the lines, which would help to reduce the likelihood that one or two poorly spaced cars eliminate spots.

Anyone have any thoughts or criticisms of the idea?

Events September 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Red Cannondale road bike stolen in NE DC

My husband’s bike was stolen tonight. If anyone sees a bike matching the description/pic below on CL or at a flea market, please please please let me know! He’s absolutely heartbroken.

2008 red Cannondale Six13 frame
2011 SRAM Force Components
Mavic Ksyrium SL front wheel
PowerTap rear wheel
Black bar tape
Black Specialized Romin saddle

I have serial number for identification and there is an open case with the police

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Events September 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Building lighting codes

A new condo went up right behind out building. Our bedroom faces the back of the condo and it has just put up lights facing the alley between our building and theirs that shine straight into our bedroom, despite the streetlight already up in the alley. I realize this is private property but are there any building codes that limit these things? It seems really excessive considering that there was already a streetlight and I’m wondering how far their lights can really extend off of their own property.

Real Estate September 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

Graffiti removal from a neighbor’s property

I live in Dupont Circle, near a small market that’s part of a large rowhouse that also contains a few apartments or condos. There is some ugly graffiti (not graffiti art) on the side of the building. It’s not profane, but it is ugly and large, with the word “Voyer” (sic, assuming that’s supposed to be “voyeur,” although I’ve seen it elsewhere, so perhaps that’s someone’s name or tag) written repeatedly–that’s it. A few months ago, someone crossed out the previous “voyer” word and then spray painted the same word, again, this time in blue.

This graffiti is the first thing we and our neighbors see on the street–it’s impossible to miss. My question is, as neighbors, is there anything we can do to compel the owner or owners of the building or the city to erase this ugliness? I see that the city will help remove graffiti (http://dpw.dc.gov/service/graffiti-removal), but it seems like the owner has to request it.

Announcements September 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

Found dog at 1st and Longfellow NW

Someone brought this dog to my neighbor thinking it was hers. I had to get to work this morning so I didn’t take him to check for a microchip, but she is taking care of him for now. Email me at stubsdc at gmail dot com if you recognize him.

Announcements September 10, 2014 at 12:49 am

Lost: Men's Wedding Ring on Mall 9/9

Hello – I lost my wedding ring on the Mall Tuesday (9/9) evening in the smaller field next to 7th st NW and Jefferson dr SW. It is a plain shiny men’s ring. Reward if found. Thanks!

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Events September 9, 2014 at 10:11 am

Hemingway Cat Rescued at 14th and Emerson NW

Hello!

My co-workers rescued this little gal from the middle of the street on the way to work this morning, and write:

“She was just sitting there as cars and buses drove by. It’s hard to tell what happened to her. She seems used to people – she was calm as my friend picked her up, and she sat in our laps the entire time we drove to the humane society – but she wasn’t wearing a collar and seems to have been on her own for at least a few weeks. Her fur is rough, dirty, and thinning in some places, and it looks like something happened to her tail. She’s a sweetheart, though! Docile and burying her face in my friend’s arm, just looking for love!

Anyway, if she does belong to anyone or if anyone is looking to adopt, she’s at the Humane Society at 1201 New York Ave. NE.”

I would also like to add, for those of you who don’t know, that this cat has 6 toes–an extra bean to love.

Thanks!

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Events September 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

car insurance recommendation

I need to insure my car after having been terminated due to an accident. Any suggestions for DC auto insurance companies?

Announcements September 8, 2014 at 4:04 pm

In need of a Saturday feeder for a community cat colony

I help take care of a community cat colony in Petworth by feeding them once a week on Saturdays. Unfortunately, due to medical issues I’m going to be unable to do this for the next few months. Is anyone willing to help out for a bit? It’s very easy – all you need to do is set out some food and water. No cat experience is needed.

Sports and Fitness September 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Baltimore Ravens Bars in DC?

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to find a good place to watch the Baltimore Ravens football games in DC. I’ve tried Mason Inn, but it’s just not that awesome of a bar and a pain to get to as well. I also tried The Pug, but they wouldn’t put the sound on, even though there were a fair number of Ravens fans there.

A number of other bars will play the game, but won’t commit to having the sound on, especially if the Washington team is playing at the same time. I’m curious if readers know of any places (other than Mason Inn) that consistently play the Ravens games with sound?

Thanks!

p.s. There is a Ravens Fans Meet Up group for the DC/NoVa area, but they seem to have settled on a bar outside of DC (in Arlington)

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Replied on September 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

How long is too long to leave a dog alone?

We have a tenant who regularly leaves her dog alone for very long stretches- regularly 12-16 hours …
Replied on September 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Water walking/running at Wilson Aquatic Center

Erg, sorry…not sure how I ended up tagging this in “Events.” Oops.
Replied on September 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Water walking/running at Wilson Aquatic Center

Hey, PoP-ers who swim at Wilson Aquatic Center: just curious, do pool-users ever do deep-water run…
Replied on September 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Utility cables on exterior of house

Has anyone had experience with (or know of a good professional for) removing old utility cables and…
Replied on September 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Building lighting codes

I don’t know what the codes are, but have you tried talking to the new owners to see if they …
Replied on September 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Rooftop sunroom?

We have a townhouse in Logan with an awesome rooftop deck, approximate 15 feet square. Husband just…
Replied on September 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

Hebrew Home 90% affordable housing?

90% affordable and 10% market rate. The Department of General Services hosted a meeting on Sept 9 a…
Replied on September 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Idea for Reducing Parking Congestion

I’ve been living in DC for the past two years, but didn’t have a car until the past few…
Replied on September 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Red Cannondale road bike stolen in NE DC

My husband’s bike was stolen tonight. If anyone sees a bike matching the description/pic belo…
Replied on September 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

Building lighting codes

A new condo went up right behind out building. Our bedroom faces the back of the condo and it has j…
Replied on September 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

Graffiti removal from a neighbor’s property

I live in Dupont Circle, near a small market that’s part of a large rowhouse that also contai…
Replied on September 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

Found dog at 1st and Longfellow NW

Someone brought this dog to my neighbor thinking it was hers. I had to get to work this morning so …
Replied on September 10, 2014 at 4:02 am

Noise from El Sauce – Shaw/Logan

There are two questions to consider: does the restaurant contribute to this noise or is it merely p…
Replied on September 10, 2014 at 12:49 am

Lost: Men's Wedding Ring on Mall 9/9

Hello – I lost my wedding ring on the Mall Tuesday (9/9) evening in the smaller field next to…