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by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Rukasu1

Thanks to Jonathan Padget for passing on to us last week: “Hear that, DC? WE’RE GETTING A TINY IKEA.”

CityLab reported:

“For anyone who knows the furniture retailer’s massive blue-box megastores, this might come as a surprise. But what you’ll find at the Midtown outpost is something new: a “Planning Studio” with a much smaller footprint, where New Yorkers can get one-on-one advice before ordering items for delivery.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 3:15 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.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon page here.

“Gatorbear, Iggy, Capuchin and Rodney the squirrel. Anacostia!!!”

“This is Charlie who lives in NoMa. He loves his afternoons off at the dog park. You can follow him on ig: @charlietheservicedog”

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in reference to an Armed Kidnapping offense that occurred on Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the 1200 block of West Virginia Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 3:25 am, the suspect gained entry to an occupied residence at the listed location. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded US currency. The victims then entered a vehicle with the suspect where they were driven to an establishment. The victims withdrew US currency. The suspect took the US currency then fled the scene.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in this photo and in this video: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by Charley

“Dear PoPville,

Just as a head’s up in case you hadn’t seen it, there was a fire on the 1600 block of Park Rd NW, caused by paint cans being stored too close to a furnace. We heard the pair of explosions that caused the fire.”

DC Fire and EMS reported Saturday afternoon:

“Box Alarm with injured civilian 1600 block Park Rd NW. Kitchen fire 2nd floor of Apt building. Fire knocked down. Checking for extension. 1 civilian from fire apartment serious injuries being transported to hospital.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Thank you for this post. I recently moved to Trinidad and really love this neighborhood. I live on a street where people watch out for each other.

The person shown in the pictures below was caught stealing on camera around halloween outside of my neighbor’s house. Then my neighbor saw him days later stealing across the street. The police arrested him after he was identified and they found packages in his backpack.

He was held for 17 days and then let back on the street. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


via google maps

Update: This was a delayed posting on the yahoo listserve it occurred Friday “12/7 at approximately 1:06 pm”

From MPD:

“Today at approximately 1:07 PM MPD responded to the 4600 block of 5th Street, NW for the sound of gunshots.

Once on the scene, several spent casings were recovered from the roadway.

No injuries or property damage have been reported at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 202 727-9099 or text 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

OhBootsy sends us the letter above over the weekend:

“MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO 21ST ST NW?
Found this on my porch; losing 120 parking spaces on 21st St NW. Is this for real?”

DC Cycle Track’s website says:

“The purpose of this project is to identify a specific route for north- and south-running protected bicycle lanes between Dupont Circle, the western side of Downtown, and the National Mall that provides a safe environment for people biking of all ages and abilities on either 20 , 21 , or 22 Street NW. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

Sara shares with us on Friday:

“Hey Uber I’d love to know how taking me all the way to DC when Im just going from Alexandria to S.Arlington fit into your “optimal efficiency” and “convenience” claims with UberPool.

PoPville is it just me that gets these crazy routes that make zero sense with UberPool in the DMV area? It’s like they’re completely unaware of traffic patterns in here”

Ed. Note: The early word was that she is definitely not alone. What’s the weirdest route that’s happened to you?

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