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by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley

Calm down Dan. The important thing to note is that:

Beginning Aug. 18, the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be partially closed to keep a quiet area around panda Mei Xiang’s den.

However, given how much joy a real pregnancy/baby panda would bring – I’m gonna treat this like buying a Powerball lottery ticket – until those numbers are drawn – I’m a multi-multi-millionaire in my mind. Hello baby panda!!!

More from the National Zoo:

“Although we are not able to confirm if she is pregnant, Mei Xiang is exhibiting expected and normal behaviors after the secondary hormone rise that are in line with both a pregnancy and pseudo or false pregnancy. She is building a nest in her den, has a decreased appetite, is sleeping more and reacting to loud noises. Paws-crossed! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

Dewey is a well behaved and quiet cat who is an absolute love bug once he’s overcome his timidity around new people. He would do great in a quiet house with a kitty companion or two he can play with. A playful and energetic fellow, Dewey loves toys and enjoys stalking the birds’ nest through the glass. Might your home be the forever home Dewey deserves? Apply today! https://petstablished.com/pets/public/124269.  City Dogs:  http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/

Lewis is a gorgeous, energetic and inquisitive puppy. He is incredibly playful and loves walks. When his foster parent lets him out of his crate, he immediately grabs his chew toy, rolls on his back, and gets a belly rub. Lewis is working on his leash manners and would thrive with someone who would help him learn. He is very energetic, and he is also a sweet, loving boy who enjoys the occasional cuddle and kiss. Lewis’s playfulness will bring his new family adventures every day! Check out his video and apply here:  https://petstablished.com/pets/public/128003.  City Dogs:  http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/

While Dewey and Lewis are adoptable through City Dogs Rescue, please note that Humane Rescue Alliance is having their annual “Clear the Shelters” event this weekend. On August 19th, when you adopt from the Human Rescue Alliance, all adoption fees will be waived! Adoption centers will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. More details here.

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

I am a resident in Park View and bought into the neighborhood a little over a year ago. I live next to a house that typically is rented to Section 8 Housing (Housing Voucher Program). The landlord is basically a slumlord and does not maintain the upkeep on the house. It is so bad, last month the tenants had a pipe burst above the kitchen and the ceiling fell in. Fire department came and shut off water and electricity and Red Cross came and provided emergency move for tenants (12 people living in the house). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

Ed. Note: I have not personally seen these rentals and therefore cannot vouch for them, I just pull interesting ones I find on Craigslist. Good luck with your search!

This rental is located at 1608 Rosedale Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1900 / 2br – 750ft2 – H Street NE — renovated, 1.5 bath townhouse, rear patio

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, August 19th, from 1 to 2:30 pm

*Hardwood floors and granite counter-tops
* Open floor plan
* Rear patio and planter beds
* Historic details retained including wood trim and B/W subway tiles
* Ceiling fans in living room and master bedroom
* Enjoy your front porch after work and backyard patio for barbeques
* Washer-dryer included; central AC; utilities not included; alarm system installed

Location: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

What is the deal with these signs? They seem to be everywhere in 16th Street Heights, Takoma, and Petworth – along 16th Street, Blair, Georgia Ave. In the summer there is a nearly identical one advertising camp and it’s attached to every pole and street sign for several miles. Hundreds and hundreds of these signs. Aside from being distracting and annoying and turning into litter, is this a real company? There is no company name listed and no website. One time I called the number to see who was actually behind this and it went to a voicemail with a default recording just stating the phone number. The way it’s advertised seems sketchy.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“Dear PoPville,

I can’t believe I’m even asking this, but do you have more info on where the Nazis will be marching on Saturday? Apparently there’s a rally planned for DC but I can’t find info on where or when. (For counter protests, obviously.)


Good news the Alt Right March against google offices was cancelled! Anyone know of a separate Nazi march in D.C.?

by PoP Sponsor August 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

Looking for a change in scenery? Check out these open houses to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

Below are a few of the most interesting open houses that are fairly new to the market. For the entire list click here.

1522 Allison Street NW

Agent: David Cox
Open Saturday 1-4PM
Open Sunday 1-4PM
List Price: $891,522

Remodeled semi-detached home in 16th Street Heights with a unique price and intriguing photos.

813 Capitol Square Place SW

Agent: Nancy Vento Gretz
Open Sunday 1-4PM
List Price: $959,900

A 4-level Federal townhouse 2 blocks from SW Waterfront.


by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This unit is located at 2026 16th St, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Light-filled, top floor apartment in fantastic location steps from 16th and U St. Soaring ceilings give a spacious feeling to the main living areas and skylights throughout the unit provide lots of natural light. Other features include a functioning wood burning fireplace, in-unit washer dryer, outdoor space, historic building elements and low condo fees.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $515,000 ($300 monthly fee.)


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