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Announcements April 28, 2017 at 11:44 pm

Knives in Metro Facilities

Just out of curiosity, is it legal to carry knives in Metro-owned facilities (garages, trains, platforms, surface parking lots).

Saw a couple of gentleman in a Metro parking garage smoking a bong and had survival knives attached to their belt buckles. (And yes, I reported it to the authorities).

General Discussion April 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

Metro Charging for non-rides

Curious as to whether anyone has more clarity on Metro not charging fares when end up not taking the metro? I thought they were not charging for non-rides, but I noticed this morning when I gave up on the red line after waiting twenty minutes and realizing that it just wasn’t WMATA’s day, that I was charged the base fare on my card. Just wondering if you need to talk to the station manager to refund it each time (which seems very impractical), or if it is supposed to automatically happen?

Food and Drink April 26, 2017 at 10:14 am

Dive bar bet Foggy Bottom & Farragut/Dupont for Thurs. happy hour w/outside area

Ideally something like Mister Days… did anyone ever move into that spot?

Looking for something divey with outside access, that people could move around and mingle. With the Mister Days/Lulu’s/OLD Mackey’s kind of vibe. Like Lindy’s but with outside.

So far I’ve come up with Black Rooster, Elephant & Castle, the Exchange and Lucky Bar.

Karaoke is a plus.

Events April 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

Yard Sale in Van Ness Sunday 4/30

We’re having a yard sale this Sunday, April 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. Stop by and help us clear out what is clutter to us but will be treasures for you and your family! We’ll have lots of kids’ and YA books, other books, toys and games, DVDs, video games, kitchen stuff, and other random awesome things.

4203 37 St. NW (between Van Ness and Veazey)

Hope to see you there!

Announcements April 25, 2017 at 11:22 pm

This Weekend (4/29 & 4/30)! SPCA Community Yard Sale in Upper NW DC!

The 21st Annual Shepherd Park Citizens Association (SPCA) Yard Sale is this weekend!!

The yard sales are Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 from 9 am – 3 pm (if it rains on April 29, sales will be on April 30 only).

Over 30+ participants throughout upper NW DC including the neighborhoods of Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates have registered.

Many homes throughout the neighborhood will be selling items such as: household goods, kitchen gadgets, furniture, electronics, clothing for men, women, and children, toys, and more!!!

Neighbors sell at their own homes or at the central location in front of Shepherd Elementary School at the corner of 14th Street and Kalmia Road, NW.

Go to http://www.shepherdpark.org on April 28 for a list and map of the sales. The yard sale is sponsored by the Shepherd Park Citizens Association.

Events April 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm

POV Live Presents Den-Mate and Odetta Hartman

Join us for a rooftop party where synths, guitars, and drum beats clash over the dreamy lyrics of Den-Mate and Odetta Hartman. Enjoy specialty cocktails and lose yourself in the musical magic of Den-Mate’s just released album Entropii.

DETAILS:
Tuesday, May 9th
Doors open at 7:30PM and show starts at 8PM.
POV at W Washington DC
515 15th Street NW

Announcements April 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Vespa

there is a stolen vespa in our back alley. If its yours email me.

Events April 20, 2017 at 11:22 am

Stand-up Comedy Benefit For The DC Center For The LGBT Community

GCDC May Poster

It’s been a tough year so far in the LGBTQIA community. The Trump administration is filled with horrifying appointments:

Ben Carson once compared homosexuality to bestiality;
Jeff Sessions once attempted to prevent an LGBT event from taking place in Alabama (he lost);
Mike Pence once tried to prevent gay people from having pizza in Indiana (he lost too).

At Grassroots Comedy DC, we’ve seen enough. We’re here to stand up against homophobia and bigots of all stripes with jokes, jokes and more jokes!

It’s the least we can do. Literally.

Come on out to the Bier Baron Tavern on Thursday, May 4, 2017 (doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm) for a stand-up comedy show benefiting The DC Center for the LGBT Community. Tickets are $12 and you can get them here.

See you at the show!

Neighborhood News April 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

Police Activity outside Atlantic Plumbing building on 4/20 morning

Anyone know what happened outside the Atlantic Plumbing apartment building this morning? the crime investigation unit had the street blocked off and there was a ton of police activity.

Home and Garden April 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

Recommendations for a Wireless Home Security System

I’m purchasing a new home and am in the market for a new home security system. The home is not pre-wired, so I’m gravitating towards a wireless system.

I’ve been reading a lot about some of the ‘smart’ security systems and SimpliSafe’s pricing structure seems intriguing (pay for hardware but minimal monthly cost with no long-term contract).

Does anyone have any suggestions for a quality system that won’t cost me and arm and a leg? I know I can always bundle a security system with my Comcast account, but I’m open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!

Life and Society April 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

Become A CPE Mentor!

Nationally, only 11% of low-income, first-generation to college students will earn a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s. For over 20 years, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) has improved the futures of motivated, low-income high school students throughout the DC metro area by helping them to get to and through college. With 99% of CPE graduates transitioning into college and 70% graduating on time, CPE effectively helps students traverse the college process, transition into college, and graduate at more than 6 times the rate of their peers nationally.Mentoring is the cornerstone of CPE’s successful college preparatory program. If you are a college graduate, work in the DC metro area, and like to have fun, you already have all the skills to succeed in this program. We provide training and ongoing support throughout your mentoring relationship, so all you need to do is be yourself!A candidate must be:- At least 21 years of age or older.- Be a college graduate.- Should be willing to go through a background check with CPE.

The next orientation will be :

Thursday, April 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm

at the Bloomberg Government Building 1101 K St NW ,Washington, DC 20005 ! YOU MUST BRING A VALID PHOTO ID ! sign up- http://www.cpfe.org/mentor-orientations/ Point of Contact – Rianne Bonner email – [email protected] cell – 510-384-5518

General Discussion April 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

Longshot – Lost Wallet

My name is Emily and I’m a regular POPville reader/Columbia Heights resident. I know this is a huge long shot, but I believe my wallet was lost this Saturday between 3:30-4:00 pm on the 53 North bus line, somewhere between 14th/T and 14th/Irving. It was a large forest green envelope style wallet. Aside from the routine hassle of a lost or stolen wallet, it also contained a few items of incredible sentimental value. I’ve done my due diligence in contacting all the necessary folks, but thought I’d try to get in touch with the community as a final effort. Maybe someone out there saw it/has it/turned it in to the authorities?

General Discussion April 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

What to do about noisy metal plates over road construction?

I live off Kansas and Missouri Ave in N. Petworth/Brightwood Park, and have a unique issue.

Last Saturday, construction workers came super early (not the issue, but annoying) and jackhammered a big hole in the street, presumably to access underground infrastructure. At the end of the day, they laid down those big thick metal plates you often see used to cover such sites. They haven’t been back since then, but I assume they’ll be back tomorrow since it seems Saturdays are the preferred work day for this site.

Over the course of the week, one of the metal plates loosened to the point that every time a car passes over it, it makes two loud bangs – one for the front wheels and one for the rear wheels. When a large vehicle (bus, trash truck) passes, it actually causes the ground/house to vibrate, and this is accompanied by a much larger “BOOM.” Missouri Ave. is a pretty major cross-city street with a lot of traffic, so the bangs can be as frequently as every second or two, depending on time of day.

My house is pretty close to the construction site, and the banging is slowly driving me crazy. My cat won’t even sit in the open window anymore (normally a given) because it’s so annoying. The window, for that matter, can’t really be open anymore until this passes.

So far, I’ve used the 311 app to send in construction repair requests, and I’ve directly emailed DC Dept. of Transportation. Neither has brought a response.

Anybody with any experience of this or any ideas for next steps? Hopefully it gets fixed soon but I want to be prepared if it’s not.

Thanks!

Events April 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

Neighborhood Community Yard Sales – Sat 4/29 & Sun 4/30 NW DC

Don’t miss a series of neighborhood yard sales throughout Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates in upper NW DC.

The yard sales are Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 from 9 am – 3 pm (if it rains on Saturday, sales will be on Sunday only).

Neighbors sell at their own homes or at the central location in front of Shepherd Elementary School at the corner of 14th Street and Kalmia Road, NW.

For a map and list of registered participants, go to: http://www.shepherdpark.org/yardsale.html

The yard sale is sponsored by the Shepherd Park Citizens Association (SPCA)

Announcements April 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

Wallet Found

If your name is Sean and you lost a Captain America wallet, I found it. Unless I see otherwise, I will deliver it to the address on the license this evening.

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