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by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

From an email:

“The SAPAN Institute is a non-profit South Asian performing arts group here in DC. We are made up young professionals who volunteer our time to hone our love for South Asian arts, often combining it with Western and American art forms and influences.

We have a major original production coming up on August 12. The show, FRACTURE, uses music, dance, AND theatre to portray a theme that is almost always relevant—War, and the way it affects all parties (citizens, soldiers, leaders) from both sides in similar ways. You can find more information about us and the show itself at our website.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

I live in an apartment on U St NW that shares an alley with town homes/condos on Willard St NW.

There is a home that has been purchased by a developer and is being remodeled. The work on the home has been going on for 3-4 months already and doesn’t look near completion.

EVERY work day this week, the construction vans have been blocking the alley. there is another entrance/exit to the alley, but the way my car is parked in my spot makes it impossible to use that entrance when leaving my spot. This week has been particularly bad, but I’d wager that they block the alley on a 3 day average.

The workers are less that friendly and have taken over 5 minutes to move their van, often cursing or giving me the finger. Admittedly, I’ve been pretty frustrated and rolled down my window and yelled “you can’t block the alley!”

They drive a van that is unmarked, I’ve looked at the house, and there is no company named. The permits are all ambiguous and do not have a contact number for each service (plumbing, electrical, windows, etc). I’ve called 311 several times to have parking enforcement or DDOT come out, since they do not have a permit to block the alley, but it can take up to 2 hours for service.

Is there anything I can do? It’s so frustrating to have our alley blocked. I know there are other issues with the construction, because there is a “work stoppage” sign on the building now. But that just limits the amount of work; the construction guys are still there every day. From talking with a couple neighbors, I’m not the only one who is frustrated.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile the pets weekly from local shelters.


When you think of Pie, what do you think of? Do you think of apple pie, with its hearty filling, warm essence of cinnamon, delicate top crust, and a sweet scoop of vanilla ice cream on top?
Well, this kitty is the embodiment of apple pie.
*Hearty filling: Pie is a hearty fellow (euphemism for “on a diet,” on which he is doing quite well) who loves to find a comfy place to snooze or to look out the window.
*Essence of cinnamon: Like cinnamon, Pie is gentle, but not a pushover. He gets along with other cats, and we’ve been told he gets along with dogs.
*Delicate top crust: Pie is a snuggler. Not a lap cat, per se, but a next-to-your-lap cat. He loves a good lie-down touching his person, and hopefully getting belly rubs at the same time!
*Sweet scoop of ice cream: This is Pie’s adorable white nose stripe. Like the ice cream on a slice of apple pie, it isn’t necessary, but it adds so much.
Pie is adoptable through the Humane Rescue Alliance.  To see more photos of Pie, check him out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kittelach/.  To learn more or to meet pie, email his foster at [email protected].

Sasha Fierce- 
Hey there! Sasha Fierce, here! If my sweet face doesn’t melt your heart, my story surely will.  I was picked up by Animal Control Officers when someone saw me lying on the side of the road.  I was laying on the sidewalk and the Officer was easily able to leash me up and get me to the shelter.  When when I was in a lot of pain, I was still super sweet and wagging my tail.  I have been at the Humane Rescue Alliance since mid-April, and I’d really like to find a forever home where I can get lots of love and relax on a big bed.
While I enjoy short walks, I am always down for Netflix and a cuddle.  Unlike my namesake, I am definitely not a diva! I am a calm pup who loves nothing more than a belly scratch at the end of the day.  My favorite activities include pigeon-chasing, playing tug of war, snuggling, and sprawling out on a cool floor after a hot walk.  I am very quiet- but not shy! I am friendly with all humans and I like to go up and say hi when I am out and about.  I am very polite and always let my human know when I need to go outside for a bathroom break.
Everyone at HRA loves me and can’t believe I haven’t found my forever home yet.  Maybe I can go home with you?  As an extra “thank you” for considering taking me home, my adoption fee has been waived! (Standard adoption procedures apply).
Sasha Fierce is adoptable through the Humane Rescue Alliance. To learn more, contact her foster at [email protected]!

Hi! My name is Rosalita and I am having such a great time in my foster home while I wait for my forever home.  Did you know that I live with four cats?!  I think they are pretty great.  I don’t know if you have ever tried to herd cats, but it’s really hard!
I found the shelter a little overwhelming but now that I”m out, I’m pretty excited about everything, especially all of the fun new things I get to meet on walks! My foster dad says that I walk really nicely on leash even thought I get excited about people and dogs.  I got to go to my first house part recently and loved getting to say hi to everyone – especially the kids! I love to play with kids! My foster dad also says that I’m an athlete with my zoomies and tug-of-war skills.  But- even though I like to run around the yard, I also really like snuggling with my toys or my humans.  I like to gather all of my toy friends for my naps in my crate or on the couch with my people.  Snuggling with people on the couch is my favorite! My foster dad says I have great table manners and learn new things really quickly.  I love training, so I hope my forever home will like it too!
Rosalita is adoptable through the Humane Rescue Alliance. To learn more, contact my foster at [email protected] to meet me!

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 230 Rhode Island Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1881 / 1br – 3rd & Rhode | Newly Renovated | Historic

This gorgeous community is located on the southeast corner of Rhode Island Ave. NE and 3rd Street. 3rd and Rhode is a historic building with a dramatic renovation that honors the architectural elegance of the building, while modernizing its interiors. As we finalize our renovation, we are offering amazing move-in specials.

-Water, Trash, Sewer
-Residents are responsible for: cooking gas, electricity, and cable/internet


by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

Ed. Note: Let’s take this opportunity to remember one the most, well, uh, memorable, posts about a yelp review “we can prove that Emma. C from Yelp is not the girl that pooped at their restaurant”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced that the global technology company has signed a lease for a new office in Washington, DC. The expansion will bring 500 new jobs to the District over a five-year period with at least half of the positions targeted for DC residents. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

DC Water started construction on the First Street Tunnel project in Bloomingdale in 2014. Before construction began, they visited most homes in the neighborhood to perform pre-construction surveys and document existing home conditions. We completed this survey because the construction of the tunnel would happen less than 100 feet from our house.

Over the course of the construction of the tunnel, our home started to exhibit cracks in the dry wall that were indicative of foundation damage. The addition to our home, built in the early 2000s started to pull away from the original house. A structural engineer and a foundation repair company both confirmed the damage, which was not present in the pre-construction survey nor in our home inspection completed in 2013.

At the conclusion of the project, DC Water sent requests for claims associated with the construction to be managed by their insurance company, ESIS. I filled out the claim, provided documentation and they followed up with site vists from not one, but THREE engineers of their own. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm 0

via Metro Transit Police


“Metro Transit Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a person of interest in multiple incidents of voyeurism (upskirting) and at least one reported sexual abuse incident that occurred at Columbia Heights Metrorail Station on Wednesday evening.

Yesterday afternoon, an adult female contacted Transit Police via Metro’s online harassment reporting system. The victim reported that she was exiting Columbia Heights Station using the ascending escalator at approximately 7:40 p.m. Wednesday when she felt a hand up her skirt. The victim left the area, while the suspect returned into the station. (more…)

by PoP Sponsor August 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend.

Below are a few highlights that are new-ish to the market OR just had their price reduced. For the entire list click here.

4005 7th Street NE #2
Agent: Melissa Terzis
Open Sunday 12-3PM
List Price: $425,000

2/2 in Brookland for under $500k.


5120 Upton Street NW
Agent: Susie Maguire
Open Saturday: 2-4PM
Open Sunday: 1-4PM
List Price: $1,599,000

New year, new price for this Cape Cod in Spring Valley.




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