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Food and Dining March 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Maple Bars

Anybody know where to buy them in DC?

Food and Dining March 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Baby friendly restaurant to celebrate birthday

Hello,
I am looking for a baby (3 months old) friendly restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Just two adults, would like it to be nicer than a burger joint, any type of food is OK.

For tomorrow night, so somewhere that won’t be super crowded, and where we can easily bring in a carrier/stroller without taking up too much space.

DC or NOVA (Arlington, Falls Church, Tysons, Fairfax, Springfield) locations preferred.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Announcements March 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

Softball for girls age 5-14

Capitol City Little League softball registration is underway for spring 2015. Registration is open to girls ages 5 through 14.

Spaces are available in the following divisions:

6U/8U for players ages 5-8
10U for players ages 9-10
12U for players ages 11-12
14U for players ages 13-14

Games are played at Upshur Park; practices at parks throughout Northwest.

Visit Cap City’s website, http://www.capcityll.org/register, to register. Contact capcitysoftball@gmail.com for more information.

Home and Garden March 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

ISO of Tiny Backyard Designer

This pre-Spring weather has us in the mood to decide what to do with our small backyard. The full renovation of our rowhouse is nearly (maybe) complete, leaving us with an even smaller dirt patch than we had before. We’d like to create a green urban oasis (or at least a welcoming place to sit and look at some plants and flowers!) We’re looking for someone who is good with outdoor design of small spaces. We’re not necessarily looking for builder, or at least not yet. We just want to see what is possible with what we’ve got. Any suggestions? Thank you!

Public Safety February 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Package Theft 1100-1200 block of Euclid

Just a heads up that someone opened a bunch of packages on our front patio on Saturday afternoon, sometime between 11:30 and 2:00. The thief took the contents and left all the packages. They all belonged to either me or my upstairs neighbor, nothing from surrounding houses. Just wanted to let everyone know to be careful with their packages, since the thief opened all the packages right on our patio in broad daylight, and the officer that responded told us that there had been quite a few package thefts in the area lately. We unfortunately don’t have a camera on our porch, so don’t have a description of the individual.

Real Estate February 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Pipe burst, flooded apt. What can I demand as a tenant?

Please help if you have any experience or legal knowledge with issues like severe flood damage to your apartment (as a tenant.) Landlords: feel free to chime in, too.

Really stressed out here and seeking advice! :(

Question: What can I expect for compensation for the trouble of being displaced out of my home?
Backstory: Pipe burst Saturday 2/21 late at night. I came home to discover 3 inches of standing water in my bedroom, and also in 2nd bedroom (roommate was out of town). Water came from a pipe somewhere behind the walls of the 2nd floor. It was not my fault or negligence. Landlord came as soon as he knew, and he did call contractors, (but did not admit the issue or apologize). Contractors came the following morning. The pipe that had burst was one that went to an external spigot and they had questioned why there was no valve for that pipe to prevent exactly this kind of situation. (In other words, implying he is to blame for not ensuring that precaution.) Damage: mostly structural– all carpeting, walls, and ceiling, insulation, and some piping needs to be re-done. Personal Damage: clothes, shoes, documents/books, furniture.

Total time for repairs: Minimum 14 days. It is an absolute mess right now. Carpet has been ripped up but the place is not dry yet which means they haven’t put up the new drywall.

Landlord found us temporary housing but is not offering any more. He frequently resists our requests. As a result, both my roommate and I had to scramble to find accommodation, and he is not even sure when the repairs will be done.

Some may argue that pipes freeze as a result of Mother Nature — or God?– and so it unfortunately is something unexpected and should be treated like an accident.

My concern: Many people have differing views and advice on this. After calling DC Tenant Rights Office, they said if he accommodated us, then I am still required to pay rent. Now he is not accommodating us.
Do we simply pay a pro-rated event (calculated per diem), or can I also add on costs of inconvenience such as getting cabs to transport my belongings, a day off work for the trouble of moving belongings and finding alternative housing? What about utilities?

At this point I am rambling but just have so much burden on my brain.
Please put in your thoughts, ESPECIALLY if you have been through this or KNOW your rights.

Many thanks!

Art February 26, 2015 at 10:49 am

Artist Studio Spaces Available

Otis Street Arts Project is a new art studio space in Mount Rainier, MD.
Located within the Artists by the Tracks section of Mount Rainier, Otis Street Arts Project offer 10 studios for Artists working in a variety of media. Concrete Floors, Loading Docks, Tall Ceilings, Utility Sink, and a community of professional artists are part of what Otis Street Arts Project has to offer. There will be space for small and experimental exhibition, performances, guest artist presentations, and group discussions. Studios are $400/ month and includes utilities. Shoot us an email otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com. We’ll show you the space, and the available studios. We are aiming for an April 1st move-in date.
See out Facebook page for more information

https://www.facebook.com/otisstreetarts

Announcements February 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Businesses Need Art

Any businesses out there want to display art for a month at a time? In desire of rotating artists in order to change up your ambience?

Home and Garden February 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Community Garden in PTW at 8th/Ingraham/7th/Hamilton

Hey Popville–

I live in PTW around 7th and Gallatin. There is a community garden on the inside of the 8th/Ingraham/7th/Hamilton block that I am trying to figure out who manages (I’ve attached a google earth pic) so I can try to get a plot in there. Does anyone in the neighborhood have any intel? I really want to grow some potatoes this summer and will reward any leads with some fruits (potatoes?) of my labor. Thank yoU!

Announcements February 25, 2015 at 11:13 am

Pet food/ Sick pets?

My cat has thankfully (i hope) bounced back from whatever she was sick with last week, but i’ve noticed a number of my friends have ill pets or ones that died young, suddenly, and unexpectedly.
My boss just told me about an issue with Purina food and I’m wondering if anyone else has noticed issues with their pets?

Public Safety February 24, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Pot Hole repair.

I know the pot holes are a problem every winter in the city. I just wish they could fix them quicker, and not have to wait 6 months plus or more for the repairs. The Piney Branch exit and ramp from Rock Creek Pkwy to Arkansas Ave. is terrible to drive through and very damaging to the car when you cannot avoid the holes with on-coming traffic, which a driver should not have to contend with anyway. The roads in many so called ‘third world’ countries have better maintained roads than the District. What’s up with the DC road maintenance crew?

Public Safety February 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Car tagged with graffiti- 1400 block of Harvard St. NW

Any other neighbors have this problem recently? I came out to my car this morning on the 1400 block of Harvard Street NW to find my car had been tagged.

I’ve reported it to the MPD online in case they keep track of this. Is there anything else I should do (aside from I already removing the graffiti, which came off eventually with a clay detailing kit)? Thanks!

Home and Garden February 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

Tips on building a roof deck

I’m really interested in building a roof deck on my Trinidad DC rowhouse. I’ve read the related Popville posts (http://www.popville.com/2011/04/dear-pop-getting-a-roof-deck/, http://www.popville.com/2010/01/dear-pop-roofdeck-suggestions/), but it doesn’t look like there’s been a discussion on this topics in a few years. Does anyone have any advice on good architects, builders, etc.? Any recent cost estimates? Or any other advice or tips? Thanks!

Announcements February 20, 2015 at 11:17 am

Call for Witnesses – Cyclist hit by White Range Rover Sunday Feb. 1 near HowardU

I am a cyclist and, while trying to turn left, I was hit from the back by a White Range Rover on Superbowl Sunday at 10:30 PM, on the intersection of 4th St. NW and Bryant St. NW. The driver lied about the incident, saying that I ran a red and cut him off, and the police report reflects a ‘he said/she said’ account, which isn’t enough to pursue compensation from the insurance. In other words, I need eye witness testimony to help prove my case. My bicycle is destroyed, I was bedridden for 9 days, and I have sustained multiple injuries to my back, neck and head – I can barely stand or walk for more than a few minutes. The driver has not been cited and he may not be unless I get further witness accounts. Any help or recommendations would be appreciated

Any witnesses, please reply

Thanks!

Family February 20, 2015 at 8:05 am

Workers Comp Policy for Nanny

Hi POPville,

For those that have a nanny, do you carry workers comp insurance for them? If yes, which carriers do you use? We are having trouble finding an insurance (local or nation-wide) that will provide the coverage in DC.

Thanks!

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Replied on March 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Baby friendly restaurant to celebrate birthday

Hello, I am looking for a baby (3 months old) friendly restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Just tw…
Replied on March 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

Softball for girls age 5-14

Capitol City Little League softball registration is underway for spring 2015. Registration is open …
Replied on March 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

ISO of Tiny Backyard Designer

This pre-Spring weather has us in the mood to decide what to do with our small backyard. The full …
Replied on February 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Package Theft 1100-1200 block of Euclid

Just a heads up that someone opened a bunch of packages on our front patio on Saturday afternoon, s…
Replied on February 27, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Pipe burst, flooded apt. What can I demand as a tenant?

Then I would call DC Tenants Rights Office back since he isn’t offering you a place to live a…
Replied on February 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Pipe burst, flooded apt. What can I demand as a tenant?

Thanks ParkViewRes , for your reply. No it is not an option anymore. He miscommunicated and that …
Replied on February 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Pipe burst, flooded apt. What can I demand as a tenant?

What happened to the temporary housing he was providing you? Is that not an option anymore? Do you …
Replied on February 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Pipe burst, flooded apt. What can I demand as a tenant?

Please help if you have any experience or legal knowledge with issues like severe flood damage to y…
Replied on February 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Pet food/ Sick pets?

Go to http://truthaboutpetfood.com and subscribe to have access to their PetsumerReport It’s…
Replied on February 26, 2015 at 10:49 am

Artist Studio Spaces Available

Otis Street Arts Project is a new art studio space in Mount Rainier, MD. Located within the Artists…
Replied on February 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Businesses Need Art

Any businesses out there want to display art for a month at a time? In desire of rotating artists …
Replied on February 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Community Garden in PTW at 8th/Ingraham/7th/Hamilton

Hey Popville– I live in PTW around 7th and Gallatin. There is a community garden on the insid…
Replied on February 25, 2015 at 11:13 am

Pet food/ Sick pets?

My cat has thankfully (i hope) bounced back from whatever she was sick with last week, but i’…
Replied on February 25, 2015 at 1:49 am

Wedding Photographer

After 8 years as a full time photojournalist in NYC, I moved back to my home state of Virginia at t…