09/19/14 10:15am

13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW via Aria’s website.

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“I wonder if they’re being pushed or are jumping. I hope there’s something interesting in the wings for such a tough but cool space.”

Aria tweeted earlier this week:

“After 10 years, Aria will be closing its doors on Sept 30. Thank you to our patrons and employees for their support over the years.”

Anyone check them out?


09/19/14 9:45am

Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfkann

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

09/18/14 10:22pm


A reader wrote in asking:

“For avid readers, who would like a relatively quiet place to read, yet in a somewhat amenable location for eats and coffee, where are good locations in DC?”

I’d def. be curious to hear folks recommendations but I’d also like to expand a bit – where are the places you go to unplug in DC – if you just want to relax and breathe? Besides my go to Meridian Hill Park, when I’m on the Hill I love the Bartholdi fountain and the nearby Botanic Gardens. Where are your favorite spots to just chill (indoors and outside?) And of course for folks who like to read/study away from home – where are your go to spots?

And here’s the view from those seats pictured above:

Bartholdi Fountain near the Capitol.

09/18/14 10:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

Congrats to PoPville pick Rachel with:

“40 year old virgin”

Congrats to PoP pick Antknee21 with:

“Now, where is the nearest Capital UnicylceShare Station???”

Honorable mention to Formerly Broken Jaw with:

“The 6 o’ clock boy.”

And mad props to the guy photographed for being cool:

” Urbanized Ruralite

Hey there, PoPville. I’m the guy featured in the unicycle photo above, as i just came from a 40 mile ride on that big wheel as part of my fitness regimen, with actually losing 30 pounds since I’ve gotten serious about the sport!! And while it may seem superfluous for me to be wearing all of that body armor, it is really great to have on in the event of a high impact unplanned dismount (UPD) off of the 36″ wheel going at 20+ mph with ya’ll DC drivers out there. So I guess I could always ride two wheels but I prefer challenges in life actually. And a 40 year Old Virgin!?? I find that allusion quite amusing:-) Cheers, Neighbor!”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts or tote bags.