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Food and Dining November 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Okapi on georgia avenue opens in old Moroni & Bros. Spot

okapi has finally opened up where Moroni & Bros. Used to be. The sign states salvidorean and tex-mex. The owner also told a neighbor that they will be upscale Latin food. while I suspect upscale has a different meaning to various folks in DC, it will be great to have another nice neighborhood food establishment to choose from.

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Home and Garden November 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Removing Radiators for donation

So I recently made the decision to remove my radiator heat system and replace it by adding a gas furnace to my pending central air install. I was wondering if somebody could recommend a contractor to pull the entire system (radiators, pipes, boiler) from my two story house and cart it down to Community Forklift or a similar organization. Also, any general advice from somebody who has had this done would be helpful as well. Thanks!

And just to be clear I do prefer radiant heat to forced air. My radiant system would need extensive work to be functional and efficient. The whole system would need to be repiped, I would need to add a radiator to the kitchen extension and the boiler takes up a 4×3 room in my living space. Instead of spending many thousands of dollars to redo the entire system I’m cutting my losses and installing central ac/gas heat from a rooftop system.

Announcements November 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Missed connection with man bun on the Green Line

Lost- beautiful man on the metro.

Yesterday evening around 5:30pm I saw you on the yellow line, going from the airport into D.C. You had long brown hair, and what looked like blue eyes. You smiled at me as I awkwardly tried to read my book and ignore the magnificence of your man bun. You had faded red Nike sneakers and a unique energy. We both transferred at Gallery Place, and I would have thrown my normal commuting patterns to the wind if I hadn’t been running late for yoga. As we both found our way to our respective Red line platforms (you headed towards Union Station, me towards Woodley Park) we looked across the tracks at each other, humanity swilling around us, and shared a quintessential Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan moment. In the short rush of a metro train, you were gone.

If you are this man, or you think you are friends with this man, please let him know that a very normal woman who encountered him on the metro is looking to meet him.

Events November 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Sweet barn kittens (3-4 months) that would love to come home to you :)

Hi there!

My grandpas barn has 5 sweet kittens that would love a great home :)

There are 2 gray and 3 orange kittens- all have white paws and white chests. They very socialized with other cats, humans, and would have no problem getting along with dogs! They’ve been in a barn their whole lives so they would make a perfect indoor/outdoor cat. They’ve also spent a lot of time with their mother so they are going to make great pets.

I will be picking up the kittens on Thursday so if you’re interested / would like to see more pics let me know. I will be bringing them to Dupont Circle/Georgetown area and they’ll be available to pick up after Sunday! They are obviously free but don’t have any of their shots and haven’t been to a vet. Perfect holiday kitty for the family!

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Neighborhood News November 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Anthony Bowen YMCA

Did anyone else get a letter from the Anthony Bowen YMCA saying that they are tacking on another $36 ($39 for families) to the December billing.

For programs and services.

I get that it all goes to help people, but I can’t help but think that this was handled poorly. I mean, if I wanted to give an extra $36, I would do that. I already give to some other charities, and those are of my choice.

It’s not a huge deal, financially, I just think it’s bizarre to force it upon people. If they want to raise their rates, fine, announce that and let the market dictate.

Public Safety November 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

Packages stolen off porch

Neighbors,

We had several packages stolen off our front porch yesterday (5th and Gallatin NW). Mid-afternoon a man in a bright blue jacket, hat and messenger bag walked up to the house, knocked on the door (presumably to make sure no one was home), and grabbed our stuff. We have security cameras and were able to provide the footage to the police, but be forewarned that this may be a common occurrence in the neighborhood, especially with the holidays coming up.

The police let us know this happens quite often where the thief will grab the packages, then find an alley to open them and transfer the contents to their bag so as not to look suspicious walking down the street with boxes. Think about requesting a signature for future deliveries to your homes.

Announcements November 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

Christmas Tree Sale at West Education Campus

The Parent, Staff, and Community Organization of West Education Campus will be selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths to benefit the students at West Education Campus.
Hours of sale are until we sell out or:
Friday 11/28 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 11/29 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 11/30 10:00am – 5:00pm

The sale will be located on 14th St NW between Farragut St NW and Gallatin St NW.

100% of the profits for this sale will go directly to support student enrichment programs at West!
Additionally, the West PSCO is a 501(c)(3) charity, so a portion of your purchase is tax-deductible!!

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Governement and Politics November 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Marijuana — changes in DRUG TESTING for DC Government employees?

Will the DC Gov’t relax their drug testing policies in light of the decriminalization of cannabis in DC? I’m not gonna lie — as a DC employee I hope we will be able to use marjijuana occasionally without it affecting our random testing. Anyone know if there are any changes in the pipeline?

Public Safety November 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Car Break-in on 11th and U

Hey Folks –

Just wondering if anyone has noticed increased car break-ins in the area? I have some video footage from the cameras that were on the house my car was parked in front of, and I’m wondering if it might be helpful. Around 2am on 11/14 my window was smashed and my computer was stolen (I know, I know, it shouldn’t have been in there, but I will say, it was NOT visible.. on the floor under a pile of gradebooks. Lucky thief). Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks!

PoPville November 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

Stolen Gary Fisher Bike

Hi PoP–

My bike was stolen out of my backyard on Sunday afternoon around 2:00 PM. I live in PTW at Gallatin & 7th St. It’s a black and silver Gary Fisher Tiburon hybrid women’s bike with Shimano brakes, a rear rack, and lights on the front and back. It has a U.S. House parking permit sticker and an Outdoors, Inc. sticker on the frame. Pics are attached.

My next door neighbors saw the two guys who stole it climb from their back deck over our fence and into our yard. We’ve filed a report with the police, but if you could please ask readers to keep their eyes peeled, I would appreciate it. It’s a distinctive bike (for people who know bikes, I guess) and I am so disappointed that it’s gone. If anyone sees it, please give me a shout at brittany985 AT gmail DOT com.

Thank you!

Home and Garden November 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Handyman & Electrician Recommendations?

Hello,

I’m looking for a handyman who can come to our house for one day a month and do some general projects as well as help install new light fixtures. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks!

Recreation and Sports November 17, 2014 at 6:50 am

Early Morning Spin Classes

I’m a member of the YMCA on W Street. They just got rid of all the 6am spin classes and that’s the only thing that gets me to the gym. I’m looking for another gym or spin studio that offers spin classes at 6am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Any suggestions?

Real Estate November 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Anacostia- Would you move there? Which parts?

I don’t know much about Anacostia other than its reputation – dangerous, isolated, etc. But, looking at homes, it seems like there are some beautiful homes for reasonable prices on that side of the river. Are there parts of Anacostia that are better than others where it might be smart to target a housing search?

Events November 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Wedding Photographer

Hey All,

I’m in search of a photographer for a wedding next fall. The last post I could find asking for recommendations from PoPville was from 2011, so I would be grateful to hear some current recommendations from the community. Many of those listed in the last post have outdated websites or have since moved out of the area. My budget is near the lower end of the spectrum, so I’d also be open to recommendations for some lower-priced options who may be relatively new to the business.

Thanks in advance!

General Discussion November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Spotted: Cute little black and white kitty

This little critter came up to us around the intersection of 9th and Quincy on Sunday evening. Seemed well-fed and clean, probably a house cat? We gave her (him? gender unknown) some dinner and then put her back outside in case she had just gotten out for a spell and could find her way back. But we also left food, water, and a cat shelter on our porch in case she can’t. Is she yours?

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Replied on November 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Okapi on georgia avenue opens in old Moroni & Bros. Spot

okapi has finally opened up where Moroni & Bros. Used to be. The sign states salvidorean and te…
Replied on November 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Removing Radiators for donation

So I recently made the decision to remove my radiator heat system and replace it by adding a gas fu…
Replied on November 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Missed connection with man bun on the Green Line

Lost- beautiful man on the metro. Yesterday evening around 5:30pm I saw you on the yellow line, goi…
Replied on November 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Fiddle Instructor?

A friend of mine forwarded this to me. I may be too late, but if you’re still looking, I do t…
Replied on November 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Sweet barn kittens (3-4 months) that would love to come home to you :)

Hi there! My grandpas barn has 5 sweet kittens that would love a great home There are 2 gray and …
Replied on November 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Anthony Bowen YMCA

Did anyone else get a letter from the Anthony Bowen YMCA saying that they are tacking on another $3…
Replied on November 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

Packages stolen off porch

Neighbors, We had several packages stolen off our front porch yesterday (5th and Gallatin NW). Mid-…
Replied on November 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

Christmas Tree Sale at West Education Campus

The Parent, Staff, and Community Organization of West Education Campus will be selling Christmas Tr…
Replied on November 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Car Break-in on 11th and U

I have definitely seen an increase in Shaw. A couple of weeks ago, I saw two separate incidents of …
Replied on November 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Marijuana — changes in DRUG TESTING for DC Government employees?

Will the DC Gov’t relax their drug testing policies in light of the decriminalization of cann…
Replied on November 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Car Break-in on 11th and U

Hey Folks – Just wondering if anyone has noticed increased car break-ins in the area? I have …
Replied on November 19, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Anacostia- Would you move there? Which parts?

My husband and I moved east of the rive almost 3 years ago, though to the Capitol View neighborhood…
Replied on November 19, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Wedding Photographer

I can’t recommend Daisy Saulls highly enough. She’s a great photographer, and just one …
Replied on November 19, 2014 at 9:38 am

Wedding Photographer

I highly recommend Ann-Marie Van Tassel. http://www.amvtphotography.com/
Replied on November 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Wedding Photographer

I would 100% recommend Ruben Photography. EXCELLENT!! http://www.rubenphotography.com/index.html