This rental is located at 2911 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Corner unit overlooking woods, but less than 2 blocks from Cleveland park metro! Renovated 1 bedroom 1 bath unit features classic warehouse windows, in unit w/d, central air, walk in closet, & gas range. Open floor plan provides room for dining table & large sectional. 1 blocks from restaurants, CVS, PETCO, bikeshare and major bus lines. Pet friendly. Street parking only. Available immediately.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,999/Mo.

12/08/16 1:55pm


At a “ground breaking” ceremony yesterday the Mayor said: “Today’s groundbreaking is the culmination of nearly 30 years of work to ensure the McMillan redevelopment will best serve the residents of Ward 5”

Alas it may require a bit more than 30 years… WAMU reports:

“In its ruling, the a three-judge panel found that the Zoning Commission did not adequately justify its decision to allow the proposed development at McMillan to exceed zoning limits for the site in the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

But the court’s ruling wasn’t a total win for the Friends of McMillan Park. In the ruling, the court’s judges found that high-density development could be permitted on the site, despite it being zoned for lower levels of density.”

Updates. No, no more updates for a while. I have McMillan fatigue. Updates when something concrete, no pun intended, happens one way or the other. In the meantime:


750 E Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

So this is odd. It’s been closed for awhile but the liquor license poster still lists Austin Grill and is asking for “renewal”.

There is work going on inside.”

I’m pretty sure the renewal placard is just so that whoever takes over the space will have an active liquor license to use. As for the work going on – anyone know who’s taking the space?”

12/08/16 1:30pm


“Wednesday, December 21st

It’s a comedy holiday party for your entire squad! The holiday gang is going to be there for a night of seasonal entertainment, including:
– Music
– Stand Up
– Storytelling
– A holiday culinary demonstration
– A panel discussion on the virtues of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas
– An ugly sweater contest
– And a real live Santa giving out real gifts. No foolin!

Plus, we’ll be collecting donations for Thrive DC’s Coat Drive for the Homeless! Brought to you by Laugh Owens Laugh. What more could you ask for?!

Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar
2226 18th St NW, Second floor”

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740 6th Street, NW

It brings me great pleasure to share word that the recently opened On Rye in Chinatown is legit. Legit, legit. Now my pastrami bona fides run deep. Though my family originally hailed from Lodz, family folklore says some cousins were tight with Reuben Kulakofsky. Anyway Pastrami and Football that’s what Lodz does!!!


But seriously, not only was my sandwich mint – the space is great too. If you haven’t been yet, I’d definitely add to your list. Check out the full menu here.


More photos after the jump (more…)

12/08/16 12:05pm


This house is located at 2619 Newton Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“OMG!! A kitchen / Family room to die for. HUGE space. Walk in level from your parking/garage onto your enormous deck and into the stunning Kitchen. Abundance of Cabinets and Quartz stone Counters, 2 sinks, Penisula seating. Everything refinished/refurnished or NEW!!. 3 Brs, 4 Full Baths, Laundry on first level,LL finished with wet bar. Just got to see this one.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/4 bath is going for $649,900.

12/08/16 11:40am

Photo of 637 T Street, NW by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Back in late October we looked at some awesome new murals at the old DC Postal (for a hot second) and Capoeira space in Shaw righ across from Right Proper Brewing and the Howard Theatre. We noted a restaurant ws coming and now we got a name – Kiss Tavern.

The liquor license application says:

“A tavern with a Total Occupancy Load of 99 seats. The Sidewalk Café will have a total of 24 seats.”

Stay tuned as always for an opening date.

12/08/16 11:10am


From an email:

“The Bike House is a non-profit, volunteer run community organization that brings bike repair clinics to neighborhoods around DC. With your support, we held 94 events around the city in 2016 including our clinics and classes in Petworth, Bloomingdale, and Anacostia.

We’re getting together for our end of the year celebration and fundraiser to say a big thank you to our community, guests, and volunteers. Come join us at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights (3423 14th St NW) on December 10th from 5-9pm. A $10 donation (online or at the door) gets you in the door and a raffle ticket.

We are 100% volunteer run so all proceeds from our fundraiser will go directly to supporting our bike clinics and classes. Our raffle is made possible by the generosity of the good folks at Big Bear Cafe, Yoga Heights, The Pub & The People, Glen’s Garden Market – Dupont, Colony Club, CRISP Kitchen + Bar, and REI. Raffle starts at 8pm!

With your support, we can continue to maintain our tools, provide basic supplies, and fulfill our mission to build a place where people can learn about, work on, and enjoy bikes.”


From a press release:

Van Ness Main Street will host their first MADE IN DC Pop Up Shop Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW.  This indoor marketplace will feature a rotating list of over 20 local makers featuring art, jewelry and accessories, fiber, home decor and packaged food.  

The pop up is a collaboration with the University of the District of Columbia and the Van Ness Main Street. 

Van Ness is home to many artist and local makers. This is a pilot activation  highlights local makers and drives traffic to the neighborhood. “Van Ness Main Street is working to increase retail options for our many residents and students by supporting our local creative class right here in Van Ness.” explains Theresa Cameron, Executive Director of Van Ness Main Street.

Pop-Up Vendors include: