07/28/16 3:00pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Around 5:15pm yesterday (Wednesday), the 42 bus that usually goes through Dupont Circle made some wrong turns and ended up heading east on Q St. Upon trying to make a left onto Connecticut Ave., the driver realized the impossibility of such a feat. It took the better part of ten minutes to navigate the turn, but in the end he managed it–scraping up the side of a car and the side of the bridge in the process, however.

If this is your vehicle, the bus number was 7144. I hope the info helps if you need to contact Wmata or your insurance. Sorry for the poor-quality picture.”

07/28/16 2:53pm

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From Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire Washington DC area from now until midnight. Damaging winds are the primary threat. An isolated tornado is possible. Please clear drains and catch basins, and remove light objects from porches. Seek shelter in an inner most room or basement in case of a tornado.”

and

“THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE DC METRO AREA FROM NOW UNTIL 11 AM JULY 29, 2016. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WITH RAINFALL RATES OF AN INCH OR TWO PER HOUR AT TIMES.”

1800 Primrose Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1800 Primrose Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully remodeled home in highly sought Colonial Village. Updates galore! Master Bedroom and Bath feature European flair; 2 Fireplaces, heatilator in LL; Next to Rock Creek Park, Fantastic commuter location: close to Beach Drive (RCP) and East-West Hwy. Parkside Deli minutes away, by foot.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $3,800/Mo.

07/28/16 1:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user dullshick

From DCPL:

“DC Public Library users can now reserve newly-ordered books like “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and be in line before their release date.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story written for the stage. Set 19 years after the events of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” Harry is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband to Ginny Potter (née Weasley) and a father of three school-age children. While Harry struggles with his adult life and work, his youngest son finds living in his father’s shadow difficult.

Other big additions to the Library this August include Amy Schumer’s “Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,” Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” and Julia Gregson’s “Monsoon Summer.” (more…)

07/28/16 12:55pm

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Thanks to Dean for sending:

“banner on the burnt out church in Mt. Pleasant being renovated.”

From Valor Development:

“About This Project
3146 16th St., NW, Washington, DC

The Vintage is Valor Development’s newest multifamily offering. Comprised of 85 well-appointed units, The Vintage combines the luxury feel of a boutique hotel with the well thought out amenities of a large scale community. Conveniently located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, just 2 blocks from DCUSA Center and the Columbia Heights Metro, The Vintage truly has it all.”

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rendering via Valor Development

07/28/16 12:15pm

26 Longfellow Street Northeast

This house is located at 26 Longfellow Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“OPEN HOUSE! Wed & Thurs 8a-7p. Fabulous 3,350 square feet character rich home w/ a row house price. 4 bdrm 3.5 baths 3 level, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, spacious hallways w/ extra storage on all 3 levels! Natural light, bay window, deck, fenced rear and garage lift parking. Very Quick access to Metro Subway, shopping, cafes, etc. This listing may not last til the weekend, so come see at OH”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $865,000.

07/28/16 11:40am

the-royal
501 Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“As temperatures hit triple digits in DC, The Royal in LeDroit Park has introduced a new menu of boozy shaved ice cocktails to help Washingtonians beat the heat. Churned from the bar’s vintage Guatemalan ice shaver, four fruit-centric slushies refresh guests, taking creative inspiration from classics like the Negroni and sangria. And the restaurant’s new Executive Chef Anna Miller has revamped the morning and daytime menus for summer, introducing ceviches, grilled meats and other bright, seasonal fare.

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courtesy The Royal

Bar Manager Lee Carrell has concocted four unique shaved ice cocktails for summer (ranging from a reasonable $8-$11) such as the Arctic Sunrise with vodka, lychee, Cappelletti and lime; the Tiki-inspired Trade Winds with dark rum, pineapple, lime and cinnamon; the house Sangria made with wine, brandy, fruit and spices. He’s also offering a Negronicello on special, a citrusy spin on the classic Negroni with Campari, Dolin Dry Vermouth and limoncello ($8). These will be available through summer. Classic cocktails are also available on shaved ice by request. (more…)

07/28/16 11:15am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On July 26, 2016, members of the Metropolitan Police Departments Gun Recovery Unit (GRU) conducted a gun interdiction operation in the 5th District, specifically in the Trinidad/Simms/Holbrook area which resulted in 3 arrests and the recovery of the following weapons:

1. Tech-9 Masterpiece Arms, 1 round in chamber, 31 rounds in magazine.

2. Beretta 3032 Tomcat 32 cal semi auto, 1 round in chamber, 2 in magazine.

3. Ruger 22/45 lite 22 cal semi auto handgun, 1 round in chamber, 7 in magazine.

Great work!”