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“Cleo the Poodle of Petworth, lazy Sunday”


Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone have any experience as a neighbor opposing a developer’s request for a zoning variance that would allow the developer to either subdivide a lot to build two homes or to ignore the occupancy requirements to allow two homes to be built on the same R-2 zoned lot? My immediate neighbor sold to a developer and I’ve learned from the developer that they plan to gut and renovate the existing house and then build a second house on the back of the lot facing the side street. I’m still unclear on how this is even feasible or legal. Read More


Registration for the spring 2020 season of District Karaoke, D.C.’s only social, team-based karaoke league, is now open! (Yes, competitive karaoke is a thing!).

Form a team, join a team, or register as a free agent at www.districtkaraoke.com. Wear costumes, make props and sing your favorite songs in our supportive, inclusive and growing community.

Register at one of our five locations:

  • Mondays: Astro Beer Hall (Metro Center)
  • Tuesdays: Bier Baron (Dupont)
  • Wednesdays: Sticky Rice (H Street)
  • Thursdays: The Brixton (U Street)
  • Thursdays: The Ugly Mug (Eastern Market)

Singing experience not required — just be open to make friends and have fun!

Questions? Email [email protected].


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

This past week has been crazy booting and towing by the city. Yesterday there were 6 on our street booted in the AM and towed by the afternoon. We saw a ton of tow trucks today as well. We live in Bloomingdale. Is this happening in every neighborhood? Just seems bizarre all at once after months/years of really nothing.”

Another reader asks:

“Was shocked today when I found my car was booted for $100 in past due parking tickets. Apparently I under paid one ticket by $10, and had an outstanding street cleaning ticket of $45 from July that had doubled. Read More


Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by Real Living At Home.

Featured Property of the Week: 638 North Carolina Avenue SE

“Crisp, Classic & Contemporary bundled in the perfect package. Leave some extra cookies out this year as Santa is going to stay awhile. An Eastern Market collector’s edition (WITH PARKING) that will absolutely leave you inspired. Stunning white oak floors and a fresh eat-in kitchen will melt your stresses away. Pella windows, solar panels, dual-zone HVAC, skylights and a welcoming fireplace will have you grabbing for your favorite book. Your time is now and this is your home!”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:


“Dear PoPville,

In my effort to “Marie Kondo” my condo, I have a sizeable collection of VHS tapes to donate or dispose of. I’ve got a little bit of everything, ranging from classic films to modern movies to workout videos, all family-friendly and on VHS. I know I can’t just chuck these things in the trash, but I also can’t let them continue to clutter my shelves either. Read More


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