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by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will kick off a series of public events on the design phase of the 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project. As part of the events, DDOT will provide a project overview, present roadway layouts, and gather feedback.

The 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project is an effort to improve bus service and reliability in the 16th Street NW corridor. The corridor was identified as a transit priority in moveDC, the District’s multimodal transportation plan. In April 2016, DDOT released the 16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study, which proposed a set of recommendations to advance to the design phase. The recommendations included peak-hour, peak-direction bus lanes; bus service changes; bus stop improvements; and transit priority infrastructure. The project’s design phase will use recommendations from the 16th Street NW Transit Priority Planning Study to begin environmental documentation, and to develop preliminary engineering designs.

There are three opportunities to provide input on this phase of the project. All events will cover the same material and seek public feedback. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

I have rented out my 4-5 bedroom house to families for the last decade. It is in a very sought-after neighborhood. Since I am an absentee landlord, I mostly staying with friends when I spend time in DC. But I am getting tired of being a guest and am considering converting about half of my house’s large english basement into a small unit that I could occupy when I am in town a few months a year. It has a separate entrance and I would figure out a way to separate utilities or work out a cost-sharing deal with the tenants. The house is solidly built and I doubt they would ever be aware of me, and vice-versa. I have no interest in annoying or snooping on my tenants! I am curious if your readers would find such an arrangement acceptable if the house otherwise were what they are looking for and the price were right?

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 3:00 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.

“Luke is a beautiful Lemon Walker Hound who is a little shy and first and then transforms into a cuddle-bug. Apply today to adopt this sweetie.”

“Winona is a wonderful cat who is having trouble finding a home just because one of her eyes “looks funny”, though she can see just fine. Winona loves to be held and will bring you many years of joy! Apply today.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

A local elementary school student drowned while at the pool with her family last Saturday, and the family is seeking funds for counseling (presumably for the three other children in the family) and her memorial. I am not affiliated whatsoever, but it’s such a heartbreaking story that I felt compelled to share. The family could use the community support.”

From GoFundMe:

On Saturday, July 1, J’da Symone Gadson, 7 year old student at West Education Campus died in a pool accident while with her family. J’da was one of the sweetest children in our second grade class. She loved to learn and was a tremendously hard worker. J’da had her own sense of style and came to school each day with a bright smile. She will be truly missed by her classmates, teachers and West family. Mother Shawnice Winslow and her three children are having a difficult time coping with the loss. The school community would like to support through helping with counseling services, memorial costs and additional family expenses.

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 100 Michigan Avenue, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1779 / 1br – 700ft2 – Caring and Award Winning Staff, Recycling, Roommate Style Apartments

Living within easy distance of dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation becomes your reality at The Cloisters. Enjoy the convenience of city living along with the benefits of a more spacious, quiet, and affordable location, and take advantage of award-winning resident services that are focused on providing a sophisticated lifestyle. This is life at The Cloisters Apartments in DC. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz


“Maintenance work over the weekend of July 7-9 to keep trains operating safely and reliably.


Yellow and Green line trains operate regular weekend service
Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes
Buses replace trains between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle, see below for details
Silver Line trains operate regular weekend intervals between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday afternoon I was riding the Red Line from Takoma to Dupont Circle. I was reading a book on my iPhone, which is what I typically do on the Metro, when suddenly an unknown image appeared on my screen and a message asked if I wanted to accept the image from someone I didn’t know. I believe this was the AirDrop functionality that I had recently enabled to send some photos to a friend and forgot to turn off. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I ran across some rather disturbing graffiti in the alley between Gallatin and Hamilton streets. Although the graphical representation of a noose isn’t the same thing as the physical nooses recently found at local schools, churches and museums, it’s nevertheless disturbing. It’s hard to interpret this as anything but the mark of hateful and poisonous ideals. I don’t know whether this particular defacement is meant to intimidate the residents of the property where it was found or is a random placement, but it’s troubling all the same, particularly as this is a residential neighborhood and the paint seems to be relatively fresh. I’m sending so that those in Ward 4 can remain watchful for individuals intent on divisive behavior within our midst.”

Any other possible interpretations?

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This unit is located at 490 M Street, SW. The MRIS listing says:

“OPEN Sun 1-4! This is the best of City living! Metro/ shopping across street. Enormous 1 bed 1 bath open floor plan with 959 sqft of living space. Fantastic Potomac River and Wharf views. Spacious and private balcony on 7th floor floods unit with natural light. Updated kitchen with breakfast bar opens to living room. Large master bedroom facing Potomac River. Low coop fee includes EVERYTHING.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $334,900 ($963 monthly fee.)


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