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Yesterday there were 48,136 total positives.

explore all the official D.C. data here

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Friday, May 7, 2021 includes 28 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 48,164.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 1,110 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.” Read More



“Metrobus customers will soon have more options, with expanded late-night service, additional routes restored and improved service on selected routes throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Beginning Sunday, June 6, late-night service will extend until 2 a.m. on 36 of the busiest routes throughout the region, providing customers who work or travel late at night a way to get to work and home.  The changes are part of improvements to more than 60 Metrobus routes to provide more frequent, reliable service and restore routes.

In April, Metrobus ridership on weekdays averaged about 180,000 passenger trips each day, providing essential transportation for people to get around the region. The service changes will bring Metrobus service to 85 percent of pre-pandemic service levels with more buses, more often to accommodate the growing return of bus riders.

Service Information, effective June 6, 2021  Read More


From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, DC Health announced that DC residents who are 16 and 17 years old can now get vaccinated at walk-up sites and pharmacies across DC that are administering the Pfizer vaccine. Previously, DC Health was directing all 16- and 17-year-olds to register for a vaccination appointment through Children’s National, which families can still do.

Beginning today, Read More


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 a volunteer who compiles these pets weekly from local shelters.

Briar is beautiful, affectionate and playful, but let’s just say it upfront, this relationship is going to be on her terms and if you have other ideas she’s probably not the cat for you!

She will run from you, she will hide, and she knows a few bad words she’s not afraid to use; but she also loves belly rubs, chasing the laser and getting her ears scratched. Her body mass is roughly one third tail floof. Briar will demand your attention and affection, often ten minutes after she was offended you offered it to her while she was on the cat tree so she ran away. She will not understand why that is confusing for you. She enjoys cuddling on the couch in the evening, but it will probably take her ten minutes to get comfortable, and she may need to adjust where other pets are sitting too. Sometimes she falls off the couch maneuvering herself into the perfect position for your affections, it’s just part of her process. Briar makes adorable noises when she runs through the home, enjoys playing with toys and climbing cat trees. She is an absolute delight to have in your home but she is all cat through and through.

Briar has gotten along with other cats and will likely do best in a home with a welcoming cat, she’s going to need one to vouch for you after all. She cuddles with them, plays chase and grooms them, but they best be prepared because that giant fluffy tail has no sense of personal space. She’s going to groom you too, mostly your fingers but your toes will probably get the treatment too. Briar will need a very patient adopter but she really is quite an affectionate cat once she’s comfortable. It will likely be a while before she trusts you, but she is a very sweet and social cat at heart. To learn more about Briar, please email [email protected]

If you are looking for a buddy that has a sweetheart temperament and is as handsome and rugged as his name implies- then Rocky is for you!

Rocky is ready for his forever home. He is a goofy puppy and has a playful personality. He is a sweetheart with super awesome butt waggles to great you. He loves his human people.

He is housebroken. Will use his kennel for naps but will rather and happily snuggle with you on any furniture if you want even hammocks- he can even get in himself! He is doing well with his leash walking and is learning not to pull, and loves to explore all the scents.

Quirks: he does that little marching stomp of happy feet when greeting you. He has an adorable little nose boop that he does when he wants your attention or is exploring what’s in your hand. He backs up the truck and sits against your body with his back leg on your foot – one part security blanket and one part I like you and I just need to sit really close to you.

Talents: His tail can play music when it wags against the metal bed frame slats.

He loves his naps and sleeps through the night. He is a great telework partner inside or outside. He will sleep on your feet if you let him.

If you’re interested in learning more about Rocky, please contact his foster mom, April Rosenthal, at [email protected]


Photo by Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

We are looking to remodel a row house bathroom and kitchen, replacing the tile, countertops, maybe a new space plan, but keeping the cabinets (maybe painting them). We need a designer to help us figure out how to make the most out of the space we have, help with overall design, and pick tiles etc. The big bath/kitchen design firms won’t work with you if you are not gutting the room.

Can anyone suggest good designers for projects like this? Thanks!”


Photo by angela n.

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I are looking for a short term rental May 30 – June 18 while we are between moves. We have a toddler (so need a bathtub) and an older, quiet, and well-behaved dog. We’d love to find something near Brookland/Hyattsville MD or even on the hill so we can stay close to our daughter’s daycare.

We haven’t had much luck on Airbnb / VRBO finding something pet friendly and/or not exorbitant, so I was hoping this might be a good place to ask!”


It’s Mother’s Day weekend, which means a slight dip in the total number of open houses across the District with around 250 on the books. If you already have Sunday plans, there’s still plenty of Saturday open houses as well! Make sure your agent has a strategy to keep you safe while searching for your next home. To see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 1223 Franklin Street NE — $799,900 — Brookland
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. — Tohmai Smith
    “This 3 story single family home has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, is newly renovated, and its traditional charm has been preserved. Designed with beautiful red brick, a cozy front porch and spacious front yard for eye catching curb appeal. Step into the living area and enjoy the nine foot ceilings, open floor plan and new finishes. For all its traditional charm this home features modern electrical, refinished hardwood floors, copper pipes, and a new spectacular skylight. Head into the elegant dining area with plenty of light and seating to entertain, a space that flows effortlessly into the kitchen. Beautiful cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a quaint breakfast nook make this lovely kitchen ideal for your family gatherings and daily meals. The bathrooms are also recently renovated, full of light and modern touches. Lush new carpeting blankets each bedroom and features solid wood doors with modern hardware. The backyard is spacious and perfect for outdoor living under the shade of Elm trees. From the new flat roof to the full basement, you’ll feel right at home here on Franklin St. where D.C.’s historic charm is preserved and brilliantly paired with modern luxuries.”
  • 5201 Wisconsin Avenue NW #112 — $400,000 — Friendship Heights
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — April Brown
    “Look no further because you have found an amazing one bedroom, one bathroom condo in beautiful Friendship Heights! This condo at The Harrison boasts a light-filled open floor plan with attractive hardwood floors and a wall of windows that provide vibrant sunlight beaming into the unit.”
  • 257 G Street SW #110 — $599,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sat. 2-4 & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Gene Sung
    “This light-filled, three level townhouse condo lives like a rowhome. The main level features the kitchen and open living/dining space that is perfect for entertaining (one day). Upstairs you’ll find two bright bedrooms with ample closets and a full bathroom with tub.”
  • 1801 Clydesdale Place NW #506 — $298,500 — Adams Morgan
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Bonnie Roberts-Burke
    “Striking space, fabulous light and delightful angles in this large corner one bedroom. Open modern kitchen with granite and stainless, distinct dining area, marvelous built-in shelving under large living room window (great for plant lovers!) with lovely treed views.”
  • 2100 11th Street NW #G04 — $519,900 –U Street Corridor
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Fernando Garcia
    “This architecturally inspired condominium community invites you to savor living in the nation’s capital with sophisticated concierge services, breathtaking rooftop views and an unbeatable location.”

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