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Announcements July 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Stolen Vespa!

I woke up on July 4th to find that my scooter had been stolen from in front of my apartment building at New Hampshire Ave and V Street NW.

The scooter was stolen between 8pm on July 3rd and 8am on July 4th.

The scooter was locked with a chain through the back wheel, but unfortunately was not locked to anything. I also used the steering lock, so it could not have been ridden or rolled away. It was parked with a few motorcycles, who’s covers were also taken off and thrown on the ground. They also left my cover behind.

The scooter is a red 2002 Vespa ET2. It is is great physical condition with no visible scratches or marks. The scooter has about 1200 miles and the clock does not work.

I have already filed a police report and have been checking craigslist using the search all craigslist feature since the theft. I also contacted scooter shops in the area, hoping that someone would bring it in.

If readers could keep an eye out for my scooter that would be so fantastic.

Please feel free to contact me with any leads.

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Governement and Politics July 7, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Have you been in a car accident with a Secret Service agent?

I am wondering if anyone here has been in a car accident with a secret service agent and, if so, if you can share your experience with me.

In January of this year, my boyfriend and I were rear-ended by a secret service agent. A police officer came to the scene and wrote up a police report wherein it was noted that the accident was not our fault. We were rear-ended while stopping at a red light and the agent, who was following too closely behind us, hit the back of our car. Our bumper was seriously damaged but the car was drivable.

We were told that The Agency would contact us in a few weeks to arrange for repairs.

Now, it’s July. We have called and e-mailed again and again, but nothing has happened. The bumper is nearly falling off of our car. The estimates for getting it fixed are upwards of $900.

We just want our car to be repaired and to hopefully be reimbursed for the damage.

Have you been hit by a secret service agent? Were you ever reimbursed? What did you do?

Any help is so appreciated.

Announcements July 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

Missing Dog Kovu

When I returned from vacation I noticed that my neighbors had posted a sign stating that their dog Kovu was missing. He is a chocolate pit mix, a little timid, and looks to be on the small size for a pit. He went missing near Emerson and 4th during the storm, Tuesday June 30. I apologize for the poor quality of the photos, but I wanted to post the information as soon as possible. Please call 703.740.6168 or 818.590.1464. I know that he is loved and very well taken care of. It’s funny, I used be annoyed by his barking, but now it feels sadly quiet without him. Please help us bring Kovu home. It takes a village!

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Home and Garden July 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

Dig-out under front porch?

Has anyone had a contractor do a dig-out or build-out under their porch complying with modern zoning and DCRA regulations?

I think it would be efficient to capture this space as an insulated interior room with my entire basement dig-out. But out of the 17 contractors I’ve interviewed, not a single one has ever built an interior space under a porch. The issue is that normal roof-top decks have two feet between the deck and roof, and since I need the room under the porch to be at least 7 feet tall, the contractors won’t have enough space between the new room’s roof and the porch decking. And they think they can make that work, but haven’t actually done it before, and are therefore quoting me about $40K just for the 90 square feet of roof under the porch.

So I’d love to meet someone who has actually done this, if it’s been done. And find out if it really does cost that much, which is why no one else has done it.

Events July 7, 2015 at 7:44 am

Kitchen remodel 101

Hi POPers,
I’m buying an apartment that needs a complete kitchen overall, including adding a washer/dryer. Never done one before and I don’t know where to begin. How do I start? I’m not planning on doing the work myself, I’m not the DIY type because things will turn out uneven. Do I measure and create a rough floor plan? Call a bunch of contractors or do I need a kitchen designer? I’m really looking for maximum and practical use of the space and options because I may or may not remove part of a wall. I also need a few things in the bathroom updated, an electrical panel replaced and maybe a new heat/ac chiller (TBD).

I do know someone that renovates apartments on Capitol Hill, so I will call him to start.

I saw the small kitchen advice so I will keep this information handy:
http://www.popville.com/forums/search/?bbp_search=kitchen+renovation

So I don’t know where to begin and can’t seem to find “how to start a kitchen renovation” or article that gives me steps on what to do.

Thanks everyone!

Travel and Transportation July 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Possible stolen red Vespa seen on Cap Hill

I was having lunch at Pret on Cap Hill (3rd & Penn SE) this afternoon around 1:20ish and heard this sickly sounding scoot buzzing around the neighborhood being joyridden by a couple of guys. I snapped a pic when it circled the block a second time. As the riders had no helmets, didn’t seem to know how to ride, had no plates, weaved onto the side walk a couple of times, and the engine sounded really bad for a usually quiet modern Vespa (it sounded like a really loud weed whacker), I assumed it might be stolen. One of the guys pulled over right next to where I was eating when the engine stalled and struggled to get it up on the stand while his friend fiddled with some wires trying to restart it (neither had keys). Then they just walked off, leaving it there. I called the cops. While I was waiting for the PD to show up, I started to walk over to get the VIN off the bike when the two guys came back. They noticed me noticing their scoot, quickly hotwired it, and took off North on 3rd. A friend pointed out to me that the exhaust has been ripped off the bike (cause of noise)…it’s likely the bike was chained up around the exhaust, which was just yanked off in order to steal the thing. The police did show up, but it was an hour and a half later and I was already back at work.

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Home and Garden July 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Cheap Outdoor Furniture Better Quality Than Target?

We are looking for some cheap outdoor furniture that is in the Target price range (or under!), but is better quality. Any suggestions for where to go? Maybe a local/ chain outdoor or sports store that we don’t know about?

Sports and Fitness July 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Marine Corps Marathon Bib

I’m interested in acquiring a bib for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon in October. I was unsuccessful in winning a bib during the lottery earlier this spring and am hoping to acquire one through the transfer process. If you have a bib that you are looking to transfer, let me know!

Announcements July 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

STOLEN – Blue Surly Long Haul Trucker

Someone stole my Blue 54cm Surly Long Haul Trucker

    from in front of my house on Todd Place in Eckington late last week. Popped the locks and made off with it.

    Please be on the lookout! I bought the bike for a long distance bike camping trip at the end of the summer and those plans are obviously now in jeopardy.

    Bike is royal blue with a NASA sticker on the frame. Please message me if you see it around!

    Thanks,

    Brian

Sports and Fitness July 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

NordicTrack repair/refurbishment

Hi, all.

I’m looking for someone in the DC area who can refurbish my 1992 classic NordicTrack.

Any ideas?

Announcements July 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Stolen Scott road bike

My road bike was stolen out of my storage unit yesterday near Mass Ave NW and 11th St NW. Please be on the lookout for it. Scott CR1, 49 or 50 cm, black and blue with white lettering, white tape around the handlebars. Unless they’re already taken off, there is also a rear rack, pannier bag, water bottle holder, and clip-in pedals. A photo is attached.

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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.

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Replied on July 7, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Possible stolen red Vespa seen on Cap Hill

Hi! Thanks so much for posting this, I really believe that it is my scooter with the mirrors taken…
Replied on July 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Stolen Vespa!

Check out my post from yesterday… http://www.popville.com/forums/topic/possible-stolen-red-ve…
Replied on July 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Stolen Vespa!

I woke up on July 4th to find that my scooter had been stolen from in front of my apartment buildin…
Replied on July 7, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Have you been in a car accident with a Secret Service agent?

I am wondering if anyone here has been in a car accident with a secret service agent and, if so, if…
Replied on July 7, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Buying Real Estate with Solar Panels

I would advise against having solar panels installed. I bought a unit with associated solar panels…
Replied on July 7, 2015 at 10:16 am

Missing Dog Kovu

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Replied on July 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

Missing Dog Kovu

When I returned from vacation I noticed that my neighbors had posted a sign stating that their dog …
Replied on July 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

Dig-out under front porch?

Has anyone had a contractor do a dig-out or build-out under their porch complying with modern zonin…
Replied on July 7, 2015 at 7:44 am

Kitchen remodel 101

Hi POPers, I’m buying an apartment that needs a complete kitchen overall, including adding a …
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Possible stolen red Vespa seen on Cap Hill

I was having lunch at Pret on Cap Hill (3rd & Penn SE) this afternoon around 1:20ish and heard …
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Cheap Outdoor Furniture Better Quality Than Target?

We are looking for some cheap outdoor furniture that is in the Target price range (or under!), but …
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Marine Corps Marathon Bib

I’m interested in acquiring a bib for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon in October. I was unsucc…
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

STOLEN – Blue Surly Long Haul Trucker

Someone stole my Blue 54cm Surly Long Haul Trucker from in front of my house on Todd Place in Eck…
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

NordicTrack repair/refurbishment

Hi, all. I’m looking for someone in the DC area who can refurbish my 1992 classic NordicTrack…
Replied on July 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Stolen Scott road bike

My road bike was stolen out of my storage unit yesterday near Mass Ave NW and 11th St NW. Please be…