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by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix 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.

Is it a little Dusty in here? It should be! Dusty is a gorgeous 7-year-old tabby who was originally from a shelter in West Virginia. She was adopted out, but recently her family moved and couldn’t take her along, so she’s in need of a new roommate situation, if you know what we mean. Like most of us, Dusty has indulged a little too much in holiday goodies, so she’s looking for someone to assist her in her goal of slimming down, including feeding her some prescription food to help her keep her girlish figure! This sweet pea is spayed, current on vaccinations, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, and has been micro chipped. If you are interested in adopting Dusty or finding out more about her, please email [email protected]

Pssttt – hey, you guys? I have a little secret…I, Journey the Dog, am kind of a holiday miracle! A Good Samaritan found me a few months back in the middle of a busy South Carolina highway. I was sick, emaciated, and just plain terrified, but some time with a loving foster home, lots of vet visits, and some genuine TLC have turned me into the gorgeous creature you see before you. Now I’m ready to find my fur-ever home, and make somebody’s life even more snuggly! I do have diabetes and require twice-daily insulin injections, but I handle those like a pro…I do also have some vision impairment, but it just makes me a better listener! Despite all that I’ve been through, I just love all the people and pups with whom I interact – you might say I’m a social butterfly. I am only 3 years old, so have a lot of years left to live the happy life I deserve! I hope to find my special someone here in DC – could it be your time for a miracle? If so, reach out to my friend, [email protected] You can also read more about my story here.

Maco still has hope that he will find a forever home in time for the holidays, perhaps even with his own stocking hung by the fireplace, full of his first gifts of toys and treats! Maco is a friendly and affectionate pup who gets along with everyone: kids, other dogs, and even cats! At just about a year old, he still has lots of energy but is calm and cuddly in the home once he has had plenty of exercise. We might go as far to say that he thinks he’s a lap dog!! He’d make a great dog for an active family, a runner, or someone dedicated to daily dog park trips. Maco is a Pointer mix weighing in at about 40 lbs. Can you help Maco’s holiday wish come true and give him a forever home? You can learn more about him and submit an application here.

Hey, PoPvillers! Were you one of the awesome folks who adopted a pet you saw on AdoPtville? If so, we’d like to get an update! Please email [email protected] to be included in a year-end catch-up post! Thanks.

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Tyler Nelson

“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to bring your attention to a petition some fellow Bloomingdale neighbors and I put together to weigh in on our neighborhood’s debate about historic designation.

The neighborhood has heard some from supporters of the application, but there hasn’t yet been a group representing those who are concerned about the impacts designation will have. We’re worried this application will be voted on before the majority of the neighborhood has a chance to survey the arguments on each side and weigh in..

The petition can be found here.

I’ve outlined my reasons for opposing designation here: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 11th and M Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2300 / 1br – 629ft2 – Rowhouse Unit in a Fantastic Location – Logan, Shaw and Near Downtown

Tired of cookie cutter and boring units in large apartment complexes? Look no further. This unique 1 bed/1 bathroom unit has a lot of character and everything you need. It is well situated between Logan, Shaw and downtown and 3 blocks from the Mt Vernon metro. It is in an old row house that was renovated in 2012. It is very close to Blagden Alley, where you can grab your La Colombe coffee in the morning/on the weekend or dine at the Michelin-star restaurant, The Dabney. Capital share bikes are across the street.

The unit will be available on January 15, 2018 for a minimum of six months to one year lease. It will be unfurnished, but I would be open to leaving some items behind. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0


A previous frustration articulated nicely

“Dear PoPville,

I would love advice on what to do about a car alarm in our neighborhood. The alarm has been going off intermittently since Monday. The timing seems irregular, which makes me think it’s passing cars that set it off. Unfortunately, we live on a busy street so that has meant waking up almost every night this week to the sound of the alarm. What’s best practice in a situation like this? I would love a night of uninterrupted sleep.”

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


3636 16th Street, NW

Thanks to all who’ve messaged. Matt reported just after 12pm:

“Massive police presence at The Woodner on 16th st. 16th is shutdown for the full block between Spring and Oak. Reportedly an armed robbery in the elevator and the attacker is barricaded inside.”

Sharon reports:

“Official said fire plus robbery, suspects being sought. Lots of fire, ambulance, police.

Cars are able to divert onto 14th St via one of the small streets. Buses aren’t able to make turn so are sitting on 16th St.
Fire trucks have hoses out on the street so at some point it seems there was also a fire.
16th St shut down past the bridge/Arkansas Ave”

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0


Dan Silverman: Citizen of the District of Columbia. Photo by Hugh Clarke

So as most people know by now Wawa opened their first D.C. location yesterday and there was a massive turnout. And there was a massive, predictable, “I don’t get it” counter-reaction. And the even more predictable – “it’s just gas station food.” But what pushed me over the edge was a twitter response from someone reacting to Jessica Sidman’s viral photo of the huge line inside:

“This is why DC is the worst city in the world, these hipsters think Wawa is some kind of authentic poor people thing and they want to be a part of it.”

No, no, no. NO. First of all we’re not even the worst city in the mid-Atlantic. Second of all look at the God damned photos – these people are not hipsters. If anything they are the opposite of hipsters. And third of all “authentic poor people thing”? What? Anyway it got me thinking how the anti reaction to anything popular in D.C. is so reflexive these days. Can we not just be happy for whatever reason for one half second?

People excited about a Nordstrom Rack opening? “You bastards, don’t you realize all that clothing is made in China.” Excited about a Sweetgreen opening? “You stupid lettuce fetishist – don’t you realize they are a chain now?” Excited about a Christmas pop up bar? (more…)

by PoP Sponsor December 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

It’s that time of year when things start to slow as people stop for a few days to think about buying presents for others rather than themselves. While the open house list is a lot shorter this week, there are still 40+ new open houses to explore as well as another 100+ opens for houses that have been on the market for a while. While everyone else is out pretending to be Santa, check out some of our recommended open houses to see:

For the entire DC Open House List click here.

  • 355 I Street SW — $384, 990 — Southwest Waterfront
  • Open Sun. 1-3PM — Rachel Valentino
  • Only 3 blocks to the new Waterfront district.
  • 826 Madison Street NW — $779,900 — Petworth
    Open SUN. 2-4PM — Barak Sky
    Exposed brick & parlor doors.
  • 709 17th Street SE — $599,900 — Hill East
    Open Sun. 1-4PM — Robby Thompson III
    “Classic federal overlooking Congressional Cemetery.”
  • 437 New York Avenue NW #1008 — $499,000 — Mount Vernon Square
    Open Sun. 1-4PM — Mansour Abu-Rahmeh
    Yale Condominiums 1-bedroom with numerous building amenities.

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 5307 13th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Gorgeous, fully renovated 4 BR 3 FB 1/2 bath,3-level home w/open floor plan. Separate Living, Dining Rm, fireplace, high ceilings.Large Master BR w/full BA & 2 WIC. Gourmet Kitchen w/granite, SS appliances. New baths w/designer touches. New HW floors upper levels. Recessed lighting throughout. New (2) HVAC units, HWH, windows & Washer & Dryer. Basement BR, Rec Rm w/wet bar & full BA. 2 Car Garage.”

You can see more more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $795,000.

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 11:15 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

“Dear PoPville,

This morning as I was unlocking a Jump Bike on the bike racks outside the Woodley Park Metro, a woman who was locking her own bike lectured me on how it was improper for bike shares to be left on the racks because the racks were for people like her who own their bikes. She went on to claim, as if she knew this for a fact, that the city would not give Jump Bikes a contract after the current trial period because their bikes take up rack space. She then walked away.

I have no idea if what she is saying is true, but I am a big fan of Jump Bikes since the electric motor makes my uphill commute tolerable. DC is a hilly city, and a muggy city for much of the year, so many of us stand to bike more with the electric bikes as an option. Bottom line, I would be very sad if Jump Bikes couldn’t get a contract. (more…)

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