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by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


1132 29th Street, NW just off M Street

Been a long time coming but SAY CHEESE! (grilled cheese etc.) is about to open up in a few more weeks. I spoke with the manager, Jim Carter, who said that he hopes to be open in 3 weeks, and that he is looking for a few employees. Anyone interested should email – [email protected] Stay tuned for an exact opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

An anonymous entry for today:

“One of my favorite stories – Manafort’s Brooklyn neighbors complained to the blogger who broke the story about him laundering cash through real estate purchases, because they hated the terrible condition he kept his brownstone in, including that he didn’t sweep his ginkgo fruit off the sidewalk. I like to think the ginkgo is responsible for his downfall.

Angry neighbor rats out Manafort to her. Reason for her anger next.

From the New York Times:

“The absentee owners broke a cardinal rule of brownstone Brooklyn: There is a ginkgo tree near the house, and in the fall, ginkgos drop fleshy, rotten-scented fruits. The owners were the only ones on their block who did not sweep their ginkgo fruit off the sidewalk.”

Gingko berries sure stink
But please stop and think
The failure to prevent
that awful awful scent
Got Brooklyn neighbors bent
And lead them to proclaim!
The Scofflaw: Manafort is his name!
Investigators shortly came
Now he sits in a Virginia Jail
Selling antique rugs to make bail
To the Gingko Berry – Hail Hail.

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Abram for sending from the National Gallery of Art.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] 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 October 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0


Photo by Brandon Morris

From a press release:

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host the Stanley Cup in her congressional office on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in 2136 Rayburn House Office Building (First Floor). Fans can arrive at Norton’s office beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will be admitted in groups of four. Norton introduced a resolution congratulating the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup, the first championship in team history. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 3:50 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 1:15 PM this afternoon, First District units responded for the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of D Street, NE. Upon arrival, an adult male victim was found suffering from one or more gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where all lifesaving efforts failed, and he was pronounced deceased.

This case is being investigated by members of MPD’s Homicide Branch. If anyone has any information relating to this crime, please contact MPD at 202-727-9099. You can also text information to MPD by sending a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville Flickr user Brian Mosley

“Dear PoPville,

I found a set of keys on H street NE and stared at them, torn, for a while. Do I leave them there in case the person comes back or retraces their steps? Do I take them and try to find the person? What does the PoPville world think is the best route here?

In other news, I have a set of keys that does not belong to me. If you lost some keys and want them back, tell me about them at [email protected]

(Spoiler alert: I took the keys. I left my info with two semi-identifiable locations on their keychain but no callbacks yet)”

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 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.

“#DistrictRalph on Instagram
Hamming it up in Shaw, Bloomingdale, and all points around”

“Loki and Kaiju doing their impression of those girls in “The Shining.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0


via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

Thought you should report on this senseless killing of a family man in NE last week.

He was the husband of the long-time, beloved pre-k teacher at Stoddert Elementary. A go fund me has been started to support the family as well.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 10:37 pm, members of the Sixth District were flagged down at the listed location for a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 53 year-old Curtis Barnum, of Southeast, DC. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 707 18th Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2795 / 2br – 1200ft2 – Amazing 2 Bedroom/2.5 Bathroom Condo w/ Private Rooftop + Parking!

Welcome to 707 18th Street! This beautiful two bedroom, two and a half bathroom unit was constructed in 2016 and occupies the top two floors of a boutique condominium building. The high-end finishes and private rooftop deck with amazing city views make this a must see!

Apartment Features: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville Flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

What do you do when you see a used needle on the side of the road? I pick up trash around the block where I live on Georgia Ave. I saw a used needle on one block. I don’t want to put a sanitation worker at risk by putting into a regular trash can. (I’m not a medical professional and don’t know what it was used for.) “

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