02/27/17 3:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user akung

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

Don’t normally do this but these are too great to pass up! Thanks to akung for sharing in the PoPville flickr pool:

Photo by PoPville flickr user akung

Photo by PoPville flickr user akung

Also a reader writes:

“I found this cat last week in the Columbia Heights/Park View area. She is spayed but does not have a microchip. She is so sweet and I would love to reunite her with her family. Would you be able to post this? I am attaching a picture of her.

If anyone knows anything, they can contact Sarah at 919-616-6175.”


02/27/17 2:45pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jessica Simpson

“Dear PoPville,

I had an incident Friday night that MPD refused to take a report for but I thought it would be good for folks to know about anyways. I’m a U Street resident and was returning from my late night shift at the hospital at approx 3:30am last night. I was driving down 17th around the intersection of Q Street which was fairly empty at that hour. A unkempt looking Hispanic man, maybe in his 30’s, wearing a dirty white shirt, tried to flag me down but I did not stop. (more…)

02/27/17 2:30pm

streetcar 1

From DC Streetcar:

“It’s our anniversary! Thank you for the support during the first year of passenger service.”

Also during Streetcar’s first year of service – Donald Trump was elected President. Metro service has shit the bed to an extent even some pessimists couldn’t have imagined. Prince and David Bowie died. Argonaut and Millie & Al’s closed…


1367 Massachusetts Avenue SE

This rental is located at 1367 Massachusetts Avenue, SE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2400 / 2br – 2 bedroom 1 bath – Capitol Hill Rowhouse

2 bedroom apartment for rent. Apartment is the first story of a row house on Massachusetts Ave SE in Capitol Hill. There is one bathroom to share between the two room mates. The apartment and rooms are very spacious, with access to a basement for storage. The move in date can be as early as mid-Feb, or as late as March 1. Utilities are between $70-$100 per person depending upon heating/AC usage.


There is a back patio, large front yard, and open common area with lots of light through the bay windows. Amenities include on site washer/dryer, gas stove range, two hallway closets, built in living room bookshelf. (more…)

02/27/17 1:45pm


Ed. Note: Last week the Washington City Paper reported:

“Just a few months ago, the D.C. government was unified in saying no to the proliferation of digital signs across the city and the powerful corporations behind them.

But that position has changed, at least in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office. Loose Lips has learned that Bowser is planning to circumvent her own government by attempting to reopen a backdoor already slammed shut by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of the City Administrator, and the Office of the Attorney General.”

“Dear PoPville,

Here’s an update on the stop-work order on the soon-to-be-former Douglas Development headquarters at 111 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Two things are happening:

Douglas is being sued by the District over what it calls the illegal installation of the giant LED signs that were the target of the stop-work order. The suit contends that a building permit for the installation of what are basically giant TV screens facing into the building was illegally used to mount those screens facing out in order to display full-motion video advertising to passersby along three sides of the building.

Douglas is among 10 defendants in the suit, along with other DC property owners and Digi Media Communications — an electronic outdoor advertising company with a slick brochure for their DC plans but no apparent track record. The litigation is currently in the discovery phase.

Meanwhile, the developer is on the verge of getting approval to tear that very building down to its skeleton and add several stories to it. Those signs are not depicted in the renderings for the new design. I’ve attended the last two Zoning Commission hearings, and, strangely, neither the signs nor the lawsuit have been discussed.

Anyone opposed to Digi Media’s plans to Jumbotron-ify Downtown, along with major corridors in and out of it including I-395 and New York Avenue, can speak out in any of these ways: (more…)

02/27/17 1:15pm


“On Friday 2/24 around 6:15 pm a couple of blocks on Quincy St NW were blocked off between 9th and 10th St for what looked like an intense crime scene investigation. I was running up 10th and spoke briefly to an officer to make sure I could get into my apartment building, and he said that they were doing an investigation and that he bet I’d “see it on the news later.” An hour or so later I walked my dog down the street and the crime scene area had been reduced to a part of Quincy, an alley, and one home nearby. The officers were taking pictures of the street, and I noticed blood spatter in the cross walk at Quincy and 10th. Despite what the officer said, I haven’t seen anything anywhere in the news about what happened. Does anyone know? Hopefully the victim is ok.”

A reader also reported via email:

“I was walking the dog down Quincy and MPD were with a male with blood all down his arm next to a bike on the ground. I asked the Fire/EMS guy if he just had a bad crash and he told me he was stabbed. There was a trail of blood from down 10th so not sure where it actually happened but Quincy between 9th and 10th is closed down by MPD where he was sitting before the ambulance came. Just when I felt like nothing had happened in Petworth lately! I should add the guy got himself up and walked into the ambulance so I am hopeful he will be okay.

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02/27/17 1:00pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Gruber

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

02/27/17 12:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I were running with our dog past Big Bear around 8:30am this morning (Sunday) when two dogs – they looked like young-ish vizslas – who were tied up outside Big Bear jumped into our path and one bit our dog Charlie. We managed to get between them and break it up before anything too serious happened. The owners came outside and we let them know what had happened but in the panic we left without getting their name or contact information (stupid mistake, I know!) By the time we got our dog home we realized that his back leg was bleeding quite badly. We’ve been to the animal hospital etc. but for peace of mind and after-care we want to see if we can find the owners to make sure their dogs are fully vaccinated.”

If you are or know the owners please email me at [email protected] and I’ll connect you to OP. Thanks.

1700 1st Street, NW

02/27/17 12:00pm

1117 Allison St NW #3

This unit is located at 1117 Allison Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spectacular!Vaulted ceilings,reclaimed wide plank floors,quartz counters,upgraded appliances;custom gallery lighting in living area;Nest, 2.5 baths w/designer tile & fixtures,custom lighting & bluetooth in MB.Custom closets.Spacious Balcony. Another quality conversion by Alizzi Construction.Craftsmanship & attention to detail.Heart of Petworth,minutes to metro & retail.Parking avail.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $684,000 ($200 monthly fee.)

02/27/17 11:30am

Tiger Fork
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

This is the former Rogue 24 space in Blagden alley that was originally supposed to be called Monkey King.

“A restaurant and bar serving a contemporary Hong Kong-inspired menu along with alcoholic beverages popular in Hong Kong.”

Tiger Fork’s Facebook says:

“Hong Kong Kitchen | Curative Cocktail Bar”

Anyone stop by for an early taste?

rogue 24 popville
Helluva transformation at 922 N Street, NW – Rear in Blagden Alley