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General Discussion May 23, 2015 at 10:03 am

second wedding dress

I looking to save money, but still have a beautiful dress, and have been looking into some

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on sites such as KIJIJI. Wondering if any one out there has bought one second hand and their experience with it?

Events May 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Grogan Social Scene and Guests

Grogan Social Scene, lead by DC-based, Thomas Grogan, will play Americana-infused, indie-rock tunes from their forthcoming, second full-length album, Conceptual Arrangements.

The show will be on September 6th at 4 PM at the Pinch.

The Pinch
3548 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Tickets will be $5 at the door.

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Events May 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Our City Festival

Celebrate DC’s culture, people and creativity through film, music and literature at the Our City Festival. Presented by PR and Marketing firm, KRPR, in partnership with the DC Public Library Foundation, the weekend-long event showcases films about DC and hosts live performances featuring Kokayi, Feedel Band, Easy Hand Dance Institute, DJ Sam the Man Burns, Bumper Jackson’s Chris Ousely, Free Minds Book Club, members of the Chuck Brown Band, and many more. Check out the full schedule for more information on tons of free events.

Festival is all day June 5-7.

http://www.theourcityfestival.com

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Art May 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Calling artists, artisanal product makers, and entertainers!

Come be a part of the fun at the 2nd Annual Kennedy Street Festival on June 20th from 11am-3pm. We are looking for vendors and entertainers to help make the festival a hit.

For entertainment – we are looking for bands, hula hoopers, magicians, face painters, balloon animal makers, or anyone else who can help activate the street.

For vendors – we are looking for people who make and sell their own original works – jewelry makers, artists, fashion designers, product makers, etc.

The event is being organized by the Kennedy Street Development Association, an all-volunteer initiative of current and prospective business owners and residents with an interested in the development of small, locally-owned businesses on our street.

If you are interested in being a part of the festival, please contact Emily at art@kennedystreetnw.org

Announcements May 22, 2015 at 10:14 am

multi-family yard sale, 5/23 @ 9am

8 Families
Lots of stuff – Priced to sell!!

439 Quincy St. NW
Quincy St. at 5th St. and Rock Creek Church St. NW
Saturday, 23 May 9am – 2pm

Boys clothes, newborn to 5Tboys swim suits, designer boys baby shoes, including Timberland, Nike
Girls clothes, newborn to 6 (including some winter wear at really rock bottom prices)
Swim suits
life vest
water float
Capezio and danskin dance wear

Arms Reach co-sleeper
Various baby wraps & carriers Lots of swaddles & sleep sacks Baby/toddler toys, books
Toddler bike
Convertible crib rail
Maternity clothes, small – lg & xl

Non baby-related stuff:
Women’s clothes and shoes
women’s jeans Size 26
Antique dining room table – wood
Single size futon type chair
Skeeter vac
Kitchen gadgets & housewares
great selection of books

Public Safety May 22, 2015 at 4:36 am

Screaming at 4am

Loud distressing screaming this morning at 4am near 13the and Fairmont. I called 911 and they said they received several calls. Seemed like the cops took forever and they couldn’t seem to find her. Anyone know is she received help? Hope she’s ok. Anyone know anything?

Events May 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Renting vs Air BnB

Here’s our dilemma and we are looking for advice and insight.

We’ve redone our basement apartment in our new house (less than 2 months ownership) in the hopes of renting it out and mitigating the monthly mortgage payment. However, we are finding that it is rather loud down there–footsteps and voices carry, and we have two kids under 5. We are now considering trying to do Air BnB instead of having a renter so that we do not have to be on tenterhooks about any noises disturbing our renter at any time and instead can just be careful about volume whenever someone is in the basement as an Air BnB client.

The house is under 1 mile from the Brookland metro, and the basement is about 500 sq feet with two rooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, its own entrance and its own washer/dryer. Would it make more sense to rent it and have a consistent stream of money coming in while being very careful with noise every day OR to try the Air BnB market where we’d be able to be more relaxed about kids’ play and general ambient noises, but we would have to make up any differences in monthly payments ourselves? Convince me!

Thanks.

General Discussion May 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

TOPA help! Forming a tenant association.

I just found out that my apartment building (5+ units) is under contract with a developer. We do not have a tenant association, but I’d like to form one with my fellow tenants.

I’m definitely out of my element when it comes to this stuff, so I turn to the good people of PoPville to share their experiences and advice. Any help would be great!

Announcements May 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

Found: Female Beagle mix at Georgia & Quincy NW on 5/19

Found at Georgia and Quincy NW last night around 10pm: Female Beagle (mix?), approx. 4-6 years old (total guess. Collar, but no tags.

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Events May 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud True Stories Through an LGBT Lens

SpeakeasyDC presents stories from LGBT perspective that will challenge, provoke, inspire and ignite. From finding love in the time of grindr, to learning the truth about that crazy ‘bachelor’ uncle, or (dis)functional family fun. Out/Spoken is night of stories that celebrate the diverse perspectives of the community and embrace the challenges and triumphs of being queer, questioning, bold and proud.

Friday, June 5
Doors open at 6:00 PM

9:30 Club
815 V St NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

Tickets: $25

More Information/ Ticket Purchasing:

http://speakeasydc.com/events/item/out-spoken-queer-questioning-bold-and-proud

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Announcements May 20, 2015 at 10:36 am

Found dog in Mt Pleasant

Found 5/19: Shizu mix, female, no tags on Mt. Pleasant St. NW. Super sweet! Also called animal control. Email kristahighland@gmail.com.

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Public Safety May 19, 2015 at 6:31 pm

fire alarm monitoring

Does anyone know the laws regarding when a condo building would need a fire alarm monitoring company? Or, could anyone point me in the right direction? Fire Marshal sends me to DCRA and DCRA sends me to Fire Marshal…

General Discussion May 19, 2015 at 12:46 pm

VW mechanic recommnedations?

Hello PoPvillians,

My VW needs a new catalytic converter. I thought I found a good mechanic, but work they did a while ago has actually contributed to my need for a new catalytic converter now. I am interested in recs for good mechanics, but particularly if they seem to have an emphasis on VWs.

General Discussion May 19, 2015 at 11:28 am

TOPA 101 for Neighbors?

I’m looking for some insights and advice on DC’s TOPA – not from a tenant or homeowner/landlord perspective, from a neighbor perspective.

The row house adjoining ours has a tenant who’s almost 2 years into the TOPA process. In the meantime, the house has fallen into a dangerous state of disrepair. It’s a public safety hazard on a number of fronts – it’s teeming with all manner of vermin, has poison ivy growing everywhere, reeks of urine and animal feces, is a tinderbox waiting to go up in flames (if it doesn’t collapse first), has garbage strewn about, several areas of standing water breeding mosquitos, attracts addicts and the like.

The owner has desperately been trying to sell the place but the tenant’s got everything tied up in court. I can’t say for certain but from what I’ve learned of the situation, the tenant has no real intentions of owning the home except for any chance he has at a piece of the sale when it flips. It has all the markings of someone abusing the law but what I care most about is the state of the home itself. Does the tenant have responsibilities to maintain and care for the property or is that all on the owner? If he’s trying to use TOPA does he have to prove that he’s capable of caring for the property? If there’s a real public health problem do we as neighbors have any recourse? I feel rather helpless while this cesspool of a home continues to throw up a symbolic middle finger to the rest of the block and keep me worried that I’ll have to grab my 17 mo old in the middle of the night and flee because it’s caught fire.

Announcements May 19, 2015 at 11:27 am

Wandering dog in Mt. Pleasant

“Spotted this morning 5/14 in Washington, DC- appears to be a lost dog: no collar or tags. He was seen on Oak St. Headed toward Brown ST NW around 8:15 AM.”

See the post in the Lost and Found Dogs – DC Metro Area facebook group.

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Replied on May 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Sales tax in DC at Sephora?

It’s indeed 5.75%, District-wide. It’s 6% in Maryland and Northern Virginia (and the Ha…
Replied on May 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Car Break-in on 11th and U

Definitely been on an uptick. My neighbors and I around 13th and R have been having an epidemic of …
Replied on May 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Keeping your car registered outside of DC

You could get a ROSA permit by proving your residency whereever you claim residency (your parents&#…
Replied on May 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

25 feet from stop sign tickets. Is it legal?

+1 on gdopplerxt’s post. It’s also illegal to drive over 25 mph when there’s no s…
Replied on May 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

DC towed me to metered parking, then charged me for not paying the meter

I doubt you’ll win this one. You can chalk it up to a lesson learned; if you’d called t…
Replied on May 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm

DC Parking Enforcement — Two citations, same infraction, less than 1 hour?

I don’t know what the official policy is, or if one unambiguously exists, but it seems unlike…
Replied on May 23, 2015 at 10:03 am

second wedding dress

I looking to save money, but still have a beautiful dress, and have been looking into some <htt…
Replied on May 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Grogan Social Scene and Guests

Grogan Social Scene, lead by DC-based, Thomas Grogan, will play Americana-infused, indie-rock tunes…
Replied on May 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Our City Festival

Celebrate DC’s culture, people and creativity through film, music and literature at the Our C…
Replied on May 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Calling artists, artisanal product makers, and entertainers!

Come be a part of the fun at the 2nd Annual Kennedy Street Festival on June 20th from 11am-3pm. We …
Replied on May 22, 2015 at 10:14 am

multi-family yard sale, 5/23 @ 9am

8 Families Lots of stuff – Priced to sell!! 439 Quincy St. NW Quincy St. at 5th St. and Rock …
Replied on May 22, 2015 at 4:36 am

Screaming at 4am

Loud distressing screaming this morning at 4am near 13the and Fairmont. I called 911 and they said …
Replied on May 22, 2015 at 12:44 am

Small space design – kitchen remodel

Updating your kitchen is one of the best renovations to improve your home value. I think everybody …
Replied on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Renting vs Air BnB

Here’s our dilemma and we are looking for advice and insight. We’ve redone our basement apartme…
Replied on May 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

TOPA help! Forming a tenant association.

Consult this: http://ota.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ota/publication/attachments/TOPA%20-%2…