05/21/15 10:02pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Leonard Jewler

Congrats to PoPville pick anon with:

“Sit. Play dead.”

Congrats to PoP pick alnon with:

“This is not the farm you promised.”

Honorable mention to NorthbyNE with:

“When John said they would get a dog “over his dead body”, this is not what he was imagining.”

Winner and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, onesies or tote bag.

05/21/15 4:52pm

From DC Alerts:

“Metro service on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines are partially suspended in both directions due to a power problem affecting train traffic. Blue and Silver train service is suspended between Benning Rd & Eastern Market stations. Orange Line service is suspended between Minnesota Ave & Eastern Market stations. Metro has sent shuttle buses to Benning Rd, Minnesota Ave, Stadium Armory, Potomac Ave, and Eastern Market stations to assist.

Update: Metro anticipates restoring normal service within 5-10 minutes but there will be residual delays. Commuters may want to consider other transportation options.”

From @Metrorailinfo:

“Orange Line: Rail service RESTORED following earlier power outage near Stadium-Armory. Residual delays continue in both directions.”

“Blue/Silver Line: Rail service has been RESTORED following earlier power outage near Stadium-Armory. Residual delays continue in both direct”

05/21/15 4:30pm

festival

From an email:

“We’re launching a public lottery to give away 1,000 free tickets to Landmark Music Festival for the National Mall! The lottery site will go live today at 9:00 a.m. EST and stay open until 5:00 p.m. EST May 27. That evening, 500 names will be randomly drawn to receive a pair of two general admission tickets and all entrants will be notified of the results by e-mail the following day.

The lottery will take place in part over Memorial Day weekend, a particularly poignant time to remember the brave men and women whose sacrifices to ensure our freedoms are forever honored on the National Mall.

The first-of-its-kind Landmark Music Festival will raise awareness and support for the Trust for the National Mall’s work to restore, improve and preserve America’s Front Yard for generations to come. And as you may have heard, the two-day festival will feature headliners Drake, The Strokes and alt-J among a line-up of more than 40 performers coming together to give voice to our nation’s most beloved park.”

05/21/15 4:10pm

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3322 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“Just passed by the 3300 block of Georgia Ave., and the sign for the new Panamanian restaurant “Esencias” is up, as well as a sign for a new place across the street called “Joselyn” which looks to be an Italian/Latin place (though also billed as a “bar/lounge” so not sure what the actual nature of it will be). With Colony Club in full swing and Heat Da Spot about to open, it’s nice to see the storefronts on this stretch of Georgia in Park View filling in.”

Ed. Note: Agreed!

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3303 Georgia Ave, NW

05/21/15 3:50pm

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1710 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Construction has begun on Channing E. Phillips Homes, 56 much needed affordable apartments with 3100 square feet of street front retail being developed by Lincoln Westmoreland Housing, Inc. immediately adjacent to the Shaw/Howard University Metrorail station in northwest Washington, DC.

The new eight-story building at 1710 7th Street NW was designed by acclaimed architect Shalom Baranes Associates of Washington, DC, representing that firm’s foray into affordable housing design. The 56 apartment homes, which follow Enterprise Green Communities guidelines, will include 28 one-bedroom apartments; 21 two-bedroom apartments; and 7 three-bedroom apartments. Construction is slated for completion by mid-2016 and rental applications will be accepted beginning in January 2016. (more…)