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Public Safety September 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Speed Camera Missing?

Anyone know what happened to the speed camera on the 4600 block of Arkansas near Upshur Park?

Home and Garden September 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

Cost of a pop-up in Columbia Heights?

Does anyone have any idea how much it costs to do a pop-up on a regular CH row home? I’d like to get an idea as to cost for the basic construction/electric/AC work of adding a bedroom and a bath – no bells and whistles. Thanks!

Public Safety September 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Man w/ Machete on New York Ave

Shortly after 10pm last night on the 400 Block of New York Ave NW in front of Yale West Apartments are man was running up the sidewalk with a machete. I thought surely someone would call the cops or I would see a report online somewhere. So far, nothing. Anyone else see or hear about this? I hope everyone was safe.

Announcements September 19, 2014 at 10:22 pm

West Tigers 5k Fun Run Saturday September 27th

West Education Campus 5K Fun Run & Walk…
No fee for kids…Adults $15

September 27, Carter Barron Park behind Tennis Center
8:00 am – 9:30 am

The West Tigers 5K Fun Run welcomes runners of all abilities including children. This race will take place in scenic Rock Creek Park and will benefit West Education Campus, a local, up-and-coming DC Public School serving pre-school through 8th grade students.

Please join our community and register before the event online at: https://westschoolfunrun.eventbrite.com. using PayPal, or send a check, cash or money order made out to: West PSCO, care of Lisa Jackson, 1338 Farragut Street, NW Washington, DC 20011.

Travel and Transportation September 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Day Trips to See the Fall Leaves

Hi everyone,
I was in an Uber and the lovely guy mentioned this place I just HAD to go to see the foliage. Of course, I cannot remember what he said for the life of me. So, lets pose it here: where should we go to see the fall sights?

Announcements September 19, 2014 at 11:03 am

Found bike

Did your bike appear to be stolen? Long story short, our office building manager chased down a bike thief, after he had sawed off the lock, and now I have this bike that I desperately want to re-unite with its owner.

Is it your bike? Let me know where you locked it up, and it can be all yours again!

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Auto September 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

Garages with motorcycle parking rates near 14th & H NW / metro center?

I’m looking to commute to work by motorcycle a few days a week. I’ve asked about daily, occasional and monthly spots in a couple garages, but so far everyone wants me to pay as much to park a (small) motorcycle as a car.

Anyone have any leads on MC friendly garages in the area?

Announcements September 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

CAR WASH for the Powell Baseball Team at Annie’s Tuesday 9/23 3:30-6:30pm

The Powell Elementary School Panthers baseball team will be washing cars next Tuesday, September 23, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to earn money to play this year.

The car wash will take place at Annie’s Ace Hardware (1240 Upshur St. NW) who has been a great neighborhood partner for Powell and Petworth.

Even if you don’t have a car, I’m sure they would wash your bike, segway, laundry cart, horse, etc. So come by if you can for a wash.

So, again, POWELL ES BASEBALL CAR WASH, 3:30-6:30 TUESDAY 9/23 @1240 UPSHUR NW

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Auto September 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Moped Insurance

I recently bought a moped to hope around town after selling my car at the beginning of the summer. I’m looking for insurance and haven’t been successful. My car insurance doesn’t write motorcycle insurance in DC and the other companies I called don’t insure mopeds. Does anyone have suggestions on insurance companies to call and an average price I can expect to pay?

Events September 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

Suggestions to move air conditioning unit about 12 inches?

Does anyone have suggestions (DIY or contractor) to move an air conditioning unit about one foot? We’re installing a rain barrel, and the ac unit needs to be moved over just a tad. We’re hoping it won’t cost hundreds of dollars to do, but if that’s the only choice, so be it. We’re already committed to moving forward as we installed a downspout. Thanks for any ideas!

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?

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Replied on September 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Speed Camera Missing?

Anyone know what happened to the speed camera on the 4600 block of Arkansas near Upshur Park?
Replied on September 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

Cost of a pop-up in Columbia Heights?

Does anyone have any idea how much it costs to do a pop-up on a regular CH row home? I’d like…
Replied on September 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Man w/ Machete on New York Ave

Shortly after 10pm last night on the 400 Block of New York Ave NW in front of Yale West Apartments …
Replied on September 20, 2014 at 12:44 am

Utility cables on exterior of house

If they aren’t your cables then start calling the utilities. Your house isn’t a utility…
Replied on September 19, 2014 at 10:22 pm

West Tigers 5k Fun Run Saturday September 27th

West Education Campus 5K Fun Run & Walk… No fee for kids…Adults $15 September 27, Carter Ba…
Replied on September 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Day Trips to See the Fall Leaves

When I first moved down here, my friends and I drove out through Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsy…
Replied on September 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Day Trips to See the Fall Leaves

Hi everyone, I was in an Uber and the lovely guy mentioned this place I just HAD to go to see the f…
Replied on September 19, 2014 at 11:03 am

Found bike

Did your bike appear to be stolen? Long story short, our office building manager chased down a bike…
Replied on September 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

Garages with motorcycle parking rates near 14th & H NW / metro center?

I’m looking to commute to work by motorcycle a few days a week. I’ve asked about daily,…
Replied on September 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

CAR WASH for the Powell Baseball Team at Annie’s Tuesday 9/23 3:30-6:30pm

The Powell Elementary School Panthers baseball team will be washing cars next Tuesday, September 23…
Replied on September 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Water walking/running at Wilson Aquatic Center

There’s a lane specifically for water runners, extra-slow folks, “leisure swimmers,R…
Replied on September 18, 2014 at 9:41 am

Moped Insurance

I have motorcycle insurance through Nationwide. Check with them?
Replied on September 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

How long is too long to leave a dog alone?

Thanks, Emma. He’s an older beagle. We are sure that he is not being let out by anyone beca…
Replied on September 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Moped Insurance

We got ours through Foremost Insurance, referred through USAA since they don’t cover mopeds i…