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Art July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Baguette Pop Up Art Project in Mount Pleasant

I found this “Pop Up” Sunday Morning on the intersection of Irving and Mount Pleasant St. If you look clearly, the Baguettes are on both opposing corners of the street. Any idea what this was for; I didn’t find a plaque.

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Real Estate July 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

Rental application and fee

Landlord-to-be here, seeking advice on two questions from the PoPville experts:

First, what rental application do you use? I’ve seen the GCAAR form. Not sure if there are others or if that is the go-to form.

Second, what (if any) application fee do you charge? Do you charge it to everyone who submits an application or only those applicants who look good enough from the application to warrant running a credit check?

Many thanks for any information!

Home and Garden July 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

Deck renovation

I’m looking at tearing down my rusty, steel backyard deck and replacing it with a wooden deck. Anyone done something similar to remove/add a (small) deck? Any advice on possible contractors and cost estimates would be appreciated!

Announcements July 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Things to do in DC with group of 15 people??

During the first weekend in August my extended family of 15 will be visiting me here in DC, from Friday-Sunday, and it’s proving very hard to plan activities! The youngest is 16, and one is unable to walk long distances due to a knee injury. Any ideas of things to do with this large group?

Announcements July 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Mt Pleasant listserv?

I’ve now seen a couple of references to a Mt Pleasant listserv. I know about the Yahoo group and mtpleasantdc.org, but neither is active/useful; I haven’t found anything people actually used since the old e-mail newsletter years ago. Is there something else? If so, the Google knoweth not. Thanks.

Home and Garden July 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Blown in Attic Insulation Recommendations

I need to add insulation to the my attic of my row house. The attic space gets lower as you get closer to back of the house. I am having trouble finding someone that will do the work because the height in the back (or lack there of). 3 Contractors have come by but said they will not do it. Has anyone had luck finding a contractor to do this work when the attic space gets lower on one end? I think there is about 3 feet in the lowest part.
Thanks for any help!

Home and Garden July 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

Parking Space vs Yard – opinions wanted!

I bought a townhouse in NW that has a very small backyard, which is concreted over for a parking space. Street parking is relatively easy here. In practice, given the tight alley way and awkward access, only the smallest of cars will fit back there. At the moment, there is no gate whatsoever, and for security reasons I would like to put up a fence or gate separating the space from the alley. I think I’d prefer to just put up a privacy fence and then landscape the parking space with planters, shrubbery and a bench etc (though the house already has a 2nd floor deck off the kitchen so doesn’t need more outdoor space necessarily). I thought I’d solicit your opinions on what this would do to the value of the house – is taking away what could easily be sold as a parking space to buyers going to drastically reduce the house value? Thanks in advance!

Neighborhood News July 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

LANIER HEIGHTS POPUPS

Dear PoP:

We understand that your readers may be getting tired, impatient, maybe even a little bit sick of hearing about the Lanier Heights downzoning battle. But this might qualify as BREAKING NEWS.

The Lanier Heights pro-downzoning groups will give a special presentation to the ANC on Wednesday. Just announced, this is apparently a last-minute add-on to the regular ANC agenda.

Planning, Zoning, and Transportation Committee
Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 PM
Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW

Interestingly, this was first announced as a presentation on creating a Lanier Heights Historic District, but “corrected” later the same day.

We oppose downzoning Lanier Heights but think everyone should have a chance to hear what the downzoners have to say.

We offer our own opinions and analysis at Neighbors Against Downzoning

Thanks,
Lanier.Neighbor@gmail.com

Life and Society July 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Cancer Fundraiser for DC Fashion Stylist Tara Papanicolas

This past May, POP posted about my friends cancer fundraiser dance party at Flash.

http://www.popville.com/2014/05/fck-cancer-benefit-for-tara-papanicolas/

It was the second event our close friends put together in an effort to raise awareness about the rare cancer she discovered last September. The fundraisers were also an effort to help her with her mounting medical bills.
Watching her appearance transform with her chemo and radiation I was inspired to do a photo shoot of her. Here is a link to view part of the shoot. http://violettamarkelou.com/fashion/
The images have captivated and inspired many so it got me to thinking that perhaps others going through a similar experience may want portrait of themselves like this.
So they can remember this time as not one of being sick but of transformation. Transformation can be beautiful.

Going one step further, I created a t-shirt campaign to raise money for Tara.
You can view that here :

https://www.booster.com/taracancerfund

If you are interested or anyone you many know is interested in purchasing this limited edition t-shirt to help us raise money for Tara, please pass along the links.
Tara is like the Washington monument practically. She is a really special person in DC. Her strength through this entire process of detection and treatment have inspired many. We want to give that love and inspiration back to her and help her get back healthy and happy.

Many thanks in advance for your support.
-Violetta

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Schools and Education July 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

Classes in Auto/Motorcycle Mechanics and Electrical Installation?

Does anyone know places in DC where one can learn vocational hands-on skills? I would like to learn more about auto/motorcycle maintenance and electrical installation, but cant’ find any classes in the area. Only tech institutes that offer associate degrees. I’m not looking to be certified, I just want to learn some more skills.

Thanks!

Announcements July 23, 2014 at 8:57 am

Calling all Pug owners!!

Does anyone have the name of a reputable breeder in the area?

Thanks!

Sports and Fitness July 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Yogo – 1 on 1

Haven’t done Yoga before [have taken stretch classes] and have a few lower back issues. Wondered if anyone in POPVILLE can recommend 1 on 1 Yoga instructor/class to see if my back is A-OK for a class.

Thanks!

Real Estate July 21, 2014 at 10:38 am

Regulations for erecting a sign on commercial property?

I’m wondering if anyone knows if there are regulations for small signs on a commercial property? I have a small sign for my business, and it appears you need a permit for large signs, but the regulations for small signs are just not there at all! And I tried to check the website…. nothing. I called, and the DCRA are being their usual nonhelpful selves. So, I wondered if anyone knows how I can put my sign up? It’s about 2 feet high and about 3 feet long. :-/ Thanks!

Events July 21, 2014 at 7:04 am

Pet care options for low-income folks?

Hi there PoPville,

I remember hearing something a while back about DC having community pet health expos? I was wondering if this was still the case. If not, does anyone know about other kinds of free or low cost resources are out there for low-income folks with pets? Ex: spay/neuter, routine shots, and care for other minor health concerns for dogs and cats. Either scheduled events or consistent programs are helpful. I do social work, and this is a relevant issue to a lot of our clients but I’ve been struggling to find good solutions.

If anyone has any information on the subject it would be wholly appreciated!!!

Food and Dining July 18, 2014 at 10:19 am

Red Apron or Stachowski’s

Which butcher/sandwich joint is better? Stachowski’s is more old school, but Red Apron has some cool sandwiches, like the epic Porkstrami. I’d love to hear about some of your experiences.

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Replied on July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Baguette Pop Up Art Project in Mount Pleasant

I found this “Pop Up” Sunday Morning on the intersection of Irving and Mount Pleasant S…
Replied on July 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Parking Space vs Yard – opinions wanted!

I think generally speaking, parking will get you much more money for your home on resale. Many peo…
Replied on July 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Does anyone have an electrician they would recommend?

I would second baldino with Hyman Electric! Those guys will get it done right and at a very fair pr…
Replied on July 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Yogo – 1 on 1

i’d ask your doctor whether or not you’re a-ok for yoga first. then i’d look for …
Replied on July 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

Rental application and fee

Landlord-to-be here, seeking advice on two questions from the PoPville experts: First, what rental …
Replied on July 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

Deck renovation

I’m looking at tearing down my rusty, steel backyard deck and replacing it with a wooden deck…
Replied on July 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Yogo – 1 on 1

Many yoga studios will be able to set you up with a teacher who can help you get started with some …
Replied on July 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Has anyone hired day laborers fromt the Home Depot parking lot?

Excuse me, but I wouldn’t buy in to coments like what your hearing about workers at home depo…
Replied on July 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Things to do in DC with group of 15 people??

During the first weekend in August my extended family of 15 will be visiting me here in DC, from Fr…
Replied on July 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Mt Pleasant listserv?

I’ve now seen a couple of references to a Mt Pleasant listserv. I know about the Yahoo group…
Replied on July 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Blown in Attic Insulation Recommendations

I need to add insulation to the my attic of my row house. The attic space gets lower as you get clo…
Replied on July 24, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Missing Cat in Northwestern Columbia Heights

I believe this outdoor cat is around my neighborhood. Location: 40th and 5th st NE. This cat has…
Replied on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

Parking Space vs Yard – opinions wanted!

I bought a townhouse in NW that has a very small backyard, which is concreted over for a parking sp…
Replied on July 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

LANIER HEIGHTS POPUPS

Dear PoP: We understand that your readers may be getting tired, impatient, maybe even a little bit …