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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?

Home and Garden November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Mason recommendations

Hi all, can anyone recommend a good and cheap mason or worker to build a concrete block wall (complete with proper foundation and interior support bars)?

Thanks!

Announcements November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Bike Stolen From 16th and W

Overnight, someone ran through the garage of my apartment and stole some bikes and a bunch of tires, maybe for mischief night? Who knows, but anyway, in the off chance that anyone spots a maroon-ish Nishiki Sebring with black handlebar tape, a red light on the back and a black one on the front – it’s stolen! There are some photos here as well. Anyone else have anything snagged or was my apartment alone in being unlucky?

Public Safety November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Knocking on ground floor apt windows

This is probably a strange question but I just relocated to DC (a few blocks south of the Georgia Ave/Petworth metro stop) and I’m in a ground floor apartment. I’ve been here for about three weeks and haven’t had any problems being on the ground floor but today every hour and a half or so someone was knocking on my windows.

It was a deliberate knock, like how someone would knock on a door, and the ground floor windows are tall and narrow like doors from the outside but the person would stay for a few minutes and keep knocking and then presumably leave. But this has been four or five distinct times now today and I’m not sure what to do. I’ve gone to the window a few times with the intention of just yelling for the person (by the voice, I’m pretty sure a man) but by the time I get the curtains and blinds open there’s no one there.

There’s night time security in the building but they’re not here until 6 and if this was a weekday the super would be on site and I would call him but I’m not really sure what the proper reaction to this is. I don’t really feel threatened, more annoyed and nervous and not really sure what to do, it’s just a weird situation.

Schools and Education November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

West Education Campus Fundraiser – Christmas Tree Sale

The Parent, Staff and Community Organization (PSCO) of West Education Campus (a DC Public School) is selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths this year to raise funds for some interesting new technology to enrich our students’ experiences.

Our pre-order (placed by November 15th) price for 5 to 6 foot trees is only $50 and for 6 to 7 foot trees is $60. These trees are about $20 less than buying from some other locations in DC and it goes to support an amazing cause. The West PSCO is a 501(c)(3) charity, so a portion of your purchase is tax deductible!

In addition, we are offering small wreaths (18”-22”) for $20 and large wreaths (20”-26”) for $35.

As an added incentive, for pre-orders we are offering FREE DELIVERY to those within a 3-mile Radius of West! No hassle of driving to a lot, loading your car, driving home and unloading! That will be taken care of by our volunteer team.

So please go to http://www.westschool.org/christmas to order your trees today, and spread the word to friends and family! Alternatively, you can fill out the attached order form and send it with your payment to West (address below).

If you have questions, please contact Atta at AKiarash@SolarSolutionLLC.com or the PSCO at PSCO@WestSchool.org.

Thank you,
Atta Kiarash, Lisa Jackson, and Josh Hertzberg
West Parent, Staff, and Community Organization (PSCO)
West Education Campus
1338 Farragut St NW
Washington, DC 20011
http://www.WestSchool.org

Home and Garden November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Concrete Repair

My husband and I recently noticed that the outdoor stairwell leading to our basement has developed some cracks (that are growing). We think water might be getting in, which is causing the cracks. Anyone have a recommendation for someone who does concrete repair work? Not sure if this is a bigger more serious water issue, or if the contractor who flipped the house two years ago just did shoddy work. Thank you!

Events November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Found Backpack

This morning I found a black backpack in the alley off the 1300 block of Irving and Kenyon Streets with the contents strewn on the ground – pretty obvious it was a theft of some sort. There’s no ID in the backpack, and sad to say it looks like a laptop was stolen, but there’s a lot of other valuable stuff in it (or at least stuff the owner would be happy to have back). If you think its yours, or know whose it might be, please email me at wgmerten at google’s mail service.

Family November 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Sweet Kitty Found

I wanted to see if anyone has noticed this super friendly black and white kitty wandering around 6th and I NE recently. I know there are a lot of alley cats around, but she definitely seems like she had a home. This is the first week we have seen her in the neighborhood, and she is extremely friendly.

She hangs around 6th and I NE. No collar.

My neighbors and I are fearful that she was abandoned. It would be great to reunite her or find her a new home before the freeze. I would definitely scoop her up, but my husband is allergic to cats and my dog is a little too aggressive toward cats on the street.

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Food and Drink November 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Best Bars on H Street?

I’m trying to plan my own tour of H street with a few friends this weekend. I’ve been to Star and Shamrock, Biergardenhaus, Little Miss Whiskeys and Rock and Roll hotel but what others would you suggest we stop at for a drink and maybe an app or two along the way?

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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
Replied on 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 P…
Replied on 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 …
Replied on November 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

Mason recommendations

Try Christina Wilson @ Renaissance Development (202) 547-2345 Highly recommended! We had a tricky s…
Replied on 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&…
Replied on November 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Mason recommendations

Walter Palomo (202) 352-5960 Also be mindful of getting a permit if the work requires it.
Replied on 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.…
Replied on 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 …
Replied on 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. Seem…
Replied on November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Mason recommendations

Hi all, can anyone recommend a good and cheap mason or worker to build a concrete block wall (compl…
Replied on November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

West Education Campus Fundraiser – Christmas Tree Sale

The Parent, Staff and Community Organization (PSCO) of West Education Campus (a DC Public School) i…