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Announcements May 28, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) Summer Selections

Join Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults, for a summer of great reads!

In our June 25 selection, Teju Cole’s novel “Every Day is for the Thief,” a young Nigerian man returns to Lagos after living in New York City and, as he wanders the city and re-connects with various individuals, he considers his past, his future, and the state of his homeland.

Our July 23 selection is 2014 nonfiction title “On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City.” Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a disadvantaged Philadelphia neighborhood to produce this ground level look at how contemporary policing methods impact the lives of citizens, especially young African American men.

In our August 27 selection, Celeste Ng’s 2014 novel “Everything I Never Told You,” the mysterious death of sixteen-year-old Lydia Lee threatens to unravel her family, whose members are burdened already by past conflicts, ongoing tensions, and long held secrets.

All meetings will take place at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) and will start at 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ttbcdcpl/

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Announcements May 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Lost & Found, KEYS on 15th St NW near Meridian Hill Park

I found someone’s keys this morning around 9am on 15th St NW, just north of W St NW. The keys were on a Naval Academy (Navy) lanyard. I turned them into the MPD on V St NW. I hope the owner of these keys sees this and can claim them!

Events May 27, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Scavenger Hunt – JCrew Gingam Shirt addition

So I came across this and thought it pretty funny.

https://instagram.com/thatjcrewginghamshirt/

What kind of instagram scavenger hunt should we start in DC? What would be a good item that we see all too often, sometimes in packs, sometimes ironically, and sometimes when we least expect it?

Announcements May 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Saturday May 30 yard sales on 1800 block of Ingleside Terrace, NW, 10 to 3

This year’s street sales on the charming, leafy and cool 1800 block of Ingleside Terrace will be on Saturday, May 30, from 10 am to 3 pm. Residents will put out marvelous items including:
1930s Underwood typewriter
baby & toddler clothing
toys
Capt’n Cook 3-burner gas grill
vintage cameras
cat condo
patio table and chairs
pull up bar
glassware and dishware
reclining lounger
books, records, CDs, DVDs
electronics, cordless phones
sports gear
clothing
tools
lots of “you-name-its”.

This event is always a lot of fun. Don’t miss it!

Events May 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Hell's Nerds Motorcycle Ride

Hell’s Nerds, our tongue-in-cheek, motorcycle “gang” will be taking a ride from DC to Harpers Ferry this Sunday, May 31st (weather permitting). We’ll arrive at The Coupe for some breakfast and coffee around 9:00ish and depart around 10:00 am. The route will be mostly country back-roads with minimal, if any, highway time. That route will put us in Harpers Ferry just in time for lunch. Anyone with a motorcycle can join in. Make, model, etc. doesn’t matter…

General Discussion May 26, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Tips for new DC dog owner?

I’m hopefully getting a dog in July and was hoping for some tips about raising a dog in DC. I just read someone else’s post about how pet owners really need to lookout for chicken bones on the street– something I would have never really thought about. Any tips like that or suggestions on dog walkers/good dog parks would be much appreciated. I live in Bloomingdale, so suggestions about Bloomingdale, Shaw, & Petworth are especially appreciated.

Real Estate May 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

flipped condos — reselling issues

another implication of the stories about condo flipping: issues with reselling

What, if any, are the ramifications of something related to a conversion going wrong after the we (the unit’s first owners/residents) complete a sale to new owners? To what extent could we be on the hook financially and legally? To what extent would it be the original builder and seller? We of course would disclose anything we know of that’s an issue, but what about things there’s no sign of? Does it fall into the category of “that’s homeownership”?

Likely we’ll just sit down with a real estate lawyer, but leave no stone unturned; some of you may have experience/knowledge with this, and others might be able to benefit from the topic, as well . . .

Thanks for any insights you all might be able to provide.

PoPville May 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Plywood Pop-up in 1700 Block of New Jersey Ave NW

I know that pop-up discussions are not novel here. They are the bane of many DC residents and the delight of the many contractors and realtors, who are undoubted overrepresented in these blogs. Nevertheless, this recent pop-up in the 1700 block of New Jersey Ave NW is just not troublesome because of its proposed height. It is disturbing because of the material the contractors are using in the immediate proximity of the Valero Gas station on the corner of New Jersey Ave NW and Rhode Island Ave NW.

I have averred on several occasions that the reason we have blocks of brick rowhouses and not blocks of wooden structures is because the wooden buildings were deemed too ease to catch fire and too prone to spread fires, once engulfed in flames. We had several fires in the 1700’s and 1800’s, including the Great Fire of London, that prompted people, like Ben Franklin, to support the creation of the modern fire department and better building codes. Indeed, building codes required buildings to be built with three course of brick party walls which greatly reduced the chance of fires spreading quickly.

This current structure under construction, which hovers above the Valero gas station, evidences how quickly we forget the lessons of the past and are willing to brush aside safety concerns. We should not allow cheapness, laziness, and greed to trump safety concerns, lest we repeat that past.

This green wood structure, abutting a gasoline station does not have a setback on the side wall, i.e., the gasoline station side. Its construction suggests that the builders have no intention of including anything type of masonry-separation wall between this five-level structure and the gasoline station directly below it.

While the modern code ‘allows’ construction using such materials because fire-rated drywall and similar materials can be used, fire-rated drywall is not brick. Put simply, we don’t have enough faith in it to construct fireplaces out of it. Fire-rated drywall and aluminum siding are not cinder block, brick or concrete.

I cannot believe that D.C. inspectors are blind to the very serious danger that the height and construction materials of this particular building pose given its location. In short, any building abutting a gasoline station should be required to use material with a much higher level of fire protection that that of fire-rated drywall and aluminum siding.

Announcements May 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

Lost Cat at 9th and Q St NW

A medium hair cat with a brown coat and white on the paws, nose and chest was lost on Saturday afternoon near 9th and Q St NW. She is an indoor cat and is likely scared and hiding.
All of her vaccinations are up to date and she is microchipped. Her name is Lucy. I am devastated by her loss and hoping someone will find her. If you see a cat matching Lucy’s description please contact Lindsey 612-308-4196 or email l.c.wilder@gmail.com or contact DC Animal Control. There is a reward for her return.
Thank you

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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!

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Replied on May 28, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) Summer Selections

Join Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults, for…
Replied on May 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Lost & Found, KEYS on 15th St NW near Meridian Hill Park

I found someone’s keys this morning around 9am on 15th St NW, just north of W St NW. The keys…
Replied on May 27, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Scavenger Hunt – JCrew Gingam Shirt addition

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Replied on May 27, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Scavenger Hunt – JCrew Gingam Shirt addition

So I came across this and thought it pretty funny. https://instagram.com/thatjcrewginghamshirt/ W…
Replied on May 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Saturday May 30 yard sales on 1800 block of Ingleside Terrace, NW, 10 to 3

This year’s street sales on the charming, leafy and cool 1800 block of Ingleside Terrace will be …
Replied on May 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Hell's Nerds Motorcycle Ride

Hell’s Nerds, our tongue-in-cheek, motorcycle “gang” will be taking a ride from DC to Harpers…
Replied on May 27, 2015 at 9:51 am

Is there anything besides Craigslist?

I used livelovely.com and postlets.com when I listed my condo for rent, but most of our inquiries c…
Replied on May 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

Tips for new DC dog owner?

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Move In Cleaning Service

Why don’t you ask your friends with their most trusted moving in cleaners? Ask for any recomm…
Replied on May 26, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Tips for new DC dog owner?

I’m hopefully getting a dog in July and was hoping for some tips about raising a dog in DC. I…
Replied on May 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Lost Cat at 9th and Q St NW

Lucy was FOUND!!!! Thank you for keeping your eyes open for our sweet cat.
Replied on May 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

flipped condos — reselling issues

another implication of the stories about condo flipping: issues with reselling What, if any, are th…
Replied on May 26, 2015 at 4:38 am

Kitchen Reno

Maybe you desire a kitchen built for entertaining or one that allows several people to cook at once…