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by Prince Of Petworth February 17, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0


via google maps

A reader reports:

“Around 11:30PM last night, I heard what I thought was probably a couple of gun shots fired on the 800 block of Kennedy Street, NW. Shortly after a cop car came patrolling around, circled the block, and then came back around with its search light on – minutes later, dozens of cop cars joined in with their red and blue lights and I believe they followed a suspect into the back entrance of an apartment complex on Longfellow. I’m most surprised nothing has been reported on this and that there wasn’t an AlertDC notification about this situation.”

Ed. Note: I believe Alert DC notices/MPD reports are not automatically sent for shots fired, they are sent when somebody is hit by gunfire.

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 5:15 pm 0


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by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Thanks to Erin for passing on from MPD.

“Today-Monday – 30,000 attendee volleyball tournament at convention center
Tomorrow – 3 Frozen on Ice showings at Cap One Arena
Sunday – 2 showings at Cap One Arena AND the chinese new year parade and festival
Monday – Presidents Day and a 12:30 showing at cap one arena.”

Complete list of closures from MPD after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

Thanks to all who sent in entries this week. If you overhear a funny convo or quote – please email it to [email protected] with “I Swear to God they said that!” in the title.

Paging Kierkegaard, paging Søren Kierkegaard

I’m at Chinatown metro – I just heard, “What kind of millennial are you?!” “I know. I don’t like hummus either, or tomatoes…”

The next six weeks will be a breeze and a blur

Overheard in the Logan Exchange Co-working Lounge:

Young woman to coworker: “Did I tell you I’m killing it at Lent this year!? No beer or wine. Booze only.”

So that’s what the whole ‘Happy Holidays’ thing is all about.

Lyft Line driver from D.C., completely genuinely: “Did you know there are people from other countries who don’t celebrate Christmas? Like India, Jamaica, and Colombia.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 2:55 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.

Dante
The only inferno I’ll cause is when I set your heart on fire!  I’m Dante, a sweet 6 year old who came to the Humane Rescue Alliance when a nice man found me as a stray.  I was so nervous, I rode on his lap the whole car ride to the shelter!  I am looking for a calm home where I will get endless belly rubs and nice long walks.  I’m a little older, but I still have enough energy to keep you on your toes!  I would do best in an adult-only home without other dogs to steal your attention.
I am currently in HRA’s Prison Dog Program at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, MD, where I live with, and am trained by, two select inmate handlers.  I am learning basic manners like Sit, Down, Come, and Stay.  If you want to meet me, please email the Director of the Prison Dog Program:  [email protected]org.  I can come to the shelter for a meet or greet, or you can meet me on the front grounds of the prison.
***As an added bonus, if you are over the age of 50, my adoption fee is waived!***
Jefe
Hello There!  I’m Jefe- a handsome, cuddly 10 and a half year old.  I have FIV, which is a chronic immunodeficiency condition, but cats like me can live long, happy lives snuggling, playing, and eating tuna!  Can we do all those things together?
My foster mom runs out of words to describe me because she thinks I’m just too cute for words (She’s right-I am!).  I am outgoing, social, friendly, playful, and obviously, quite debonair! I love attention, and I’m even comfortable around kids and adults I’ve just met.
To learn how to meet me, please contact the Humane Rescue Alliance.
***As an added bonus, if you are over the age of 50, my adoption fee is waived!***

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

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.


Photo of the Gryphon in July 2017 from google street view

A team of developers briefed Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont at its regular monthly meeting February 14 on its plans for the proposed “Penelope Hotel” at 1337 Connecticut Avenue NW, south of Dupont Circle. The space currently hosts “The Gryphon” bar and restaurant.


Photo by David McAuley

As currently planned, the hotel will have 73 “keys” and space for a bar/restaurant on the Connecticut Avenue. Since it is located on a wedge-shaped block, it will have entrances both on Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street.

Felipe Serpa, Development Manager at Valor Development, told the ANC the developers were close to a deal with a hotel operator and would be “back in front of you guys” when the deal was finalized.

The purpose of the briefing was to present the construction schedule and let the ANC know about possible disruptions to Dupont life, such as the closing of traffic lanes on 18th Street and when construction cranes will be used. The developers are adding an additional floor to the existing five-story building.

Exterior construction work is scheduled to begin on April and end in February 2019. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

These rentals are located at 84 P Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$5795 / 4br – 1900ft2 – *** 1 MONTH FREE – Brand New 4 Bedroom Apt w/Private Patio

*** ONE MONTH FREE ***

Located in the heart of Truxton Circle and just steps from NoMa and Bloomingdale! The Hermosa is a newly constructed building made up of 2 apartment units. The brand new 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom apartment (each bedroom has a private bathroom en suite) offers large bedrooms and living rooms with loads of natural light, custom closets and window treatments, full-size washer/dryer, hardwood floors throughout and private patio! Perfect for young professionals!

Apartment features include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

“Dear PoPville,

Tuesday I went to the local police station to fill out a form for reserved parking for an upcoming move in Columbia Heights. In addition to having to pay $55 to reserve a parking space – which seems excessive on its own – I got a voicemail today from a moving company who got my name/number from the public occupancy moving truck permit list offering moving services to me.

So unless I’m mistaken, I paid and reserved parking and the city has now given out my contact information. Surely this must be unethical on the part of the city? Is there something I’m missing here?”

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