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by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0


1100 15th Street, NW

Ed. Note: This is in the same complex where “Dauphine’s: a new restaurant inspired by the culinary culture of New Orleans” is also coming.

We got a name for “Chef Stefanelli’s new Greek concept at Midtown Center on 15th and L!” – Philotimo. The liquor license placard says:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 300 and Total Occupancy Load of 409. Summer Garden with 50 seats and Sidewalk Café with 75 seats. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Kathleen for sending from Cleveland Park:

“My yard must be a regular stop for this hawk, probably because we have bird feeders and the hawk was looking for a meal.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Tax season is upon us! Every year the IRS sponsors VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites to combat these pop up preparation services and to help the community. VITA is FREE for taxpayers who make $56,000 or less. Volunteer preparers and reviewers are certified by the IRS.

Columbus Community Legal Services (CUA Law School) will be a VITA site again for this tax season. VITA will be open 9-3:30 every Saturday starting on 2/2/19 until 4/13/19. Unlike other VITA sites, we can address past, present and future financial/tax concerns through our partnership with CUA’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (Customers can schedule a free legal consultation). Additionally, through Catholic Charities Financial Stability Network, Customers are eligible for 12 months of FREE financial coaching.

To schedule an appointment, call 202-319-6788”

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, as the partial federal government shutdown extends into its second month, Mayor Bowser and the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) have announced a new program to provide mortgage assistance to District homeowners who are furloughed federal government employees. Through the District of Columbia Mortgage Assistance Program (DC MAP), financial assistance will be made available to qualified homeowners in the form of a zero-interest, recourse loan. DCHFA has allocated $9,000,000 for DC MAP and qualified homeowners will be able to receive up to $5,000 a month.

“Many people – myself included – who make a monthly mortgage payment depend on having a steady paycheck to be able to do so,” said Mayor Bowser. “Unfortunately, this unprecedented shutdown has created a tremendous amount of economic uncertainty for federal employees and their families, and so we are doing everything we can to ease the burden and alleviate stress. It is very unfortunate that this is what it has come to and I join millions of Americans in urging the President to work with Congress to end this shutdown and get our federal employees back to work.”

To qualify for DC MAP, a homeowner must: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 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 here.

“Louie from Dupont is celebrating his five year adoptiversary by working on his staring skills.”

“Teegra from Brookland”

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

“Dear PoPville,

Do readers have recommendations for “reasonably priced” interior decorators that work on smaller jobs or at an hourly rate? I’m not looking for high-end or custom items, but someone who can help me select and arrange things that could mainly be bought retail or online.

I tried online services like Havenly and Decorist, and it was a fail both times – I ended up with things that looked cheap in person or weren’t the right scale – ridiculously tiny lamps, end tables that were too low for my sofa, etc. And Homepolish has some reviews online that give me pause. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


via google maps

A reader reports:

“I witnessed a hit and run in SE (right on the DC border) on my run home from work in Suitland today at around 6:20PM. A white utility van turning from Suitland Rd onto Southern Avenue (northbound) hit a woman while she was in the crosswalk and broke her leg. The driver fled the scene, and I waited with her till the police and paramedics arrived. Another driver said she followed the van to the Exxon at 3825 Alabama Ave SE, but he drove away again. If that’s true, the Exxon should have security footage. A side mirror on the van was damaged and fell off when it hit the woman.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2019 at 1:10 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Early last November on my drive home, as I was exiting off of 295N, I noticed a kitten that had been struck by a car and killed. I called 311 to request that the kitten be removed by Animal Control. I was told that Department of Public Works (DPW) would send someone out within a matter of days. When a few days later I received notification that my request had been closed, I assumed that meant that the kitten had been removed and disposed of properly. Imagine my dismay on my drive home that evening to see the body of the kitten still on the side of the road.

It’s now nearly February, and despite a half dozen calls to the 311, three calls the Mayor Bowser’s community relations team, and two calls to DPW, the dead kitten is still on the side of the road. This particular exit ramp is a busy one and it is also part of the staging area for the trucks and equipment for the 295 construction. And of course the weather this fall and winter has been particularly nasty, too. So you can imagine what all of this has done to this dead animal. (more…)

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