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by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

Street View: 5 Photographers on Documenting Washington DC

“On the occasion of Flore de Preneuf’s pop-up exhibit “DC Liquor / What there is and what there was”, five local photographers – Chris Chen, Matt Dunn, Michael Horsley, Flore de Preneuf, and Joshua Yospyn – share pictures and backstories about how they work and relate to the city.

Mark your calendars for fast-paced slideshows and laid-back talk:

Sunday October 8, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

1542 North Capitol St NW, Washington DC,

at the corner of Florida Ave and North Capitol St, in the former Walter Johnson’s liquor store, now the Truxton apartment building.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

Ed. Note: Cantina Marina’s (pictured above) “last day of operation will be October 28, and then we’ll be gone until 2020-2021”.

“Dear PoPville,

As a fairly new resident of the city (2 years) and a young professional, where do people like to happy hour in DC? This may seem like a simple question, but with so many options (and turnover) in the city, it’s tough to tell where people like to have fun and unwind. As someone who has spent an impressive amount of hours on bar stools in DC, I can’t seem to pinpoint where young (and possibly single) people enjoy happy houring during the week.

I work near Metro Center and have tried my fair share of happy hours in the area but always end up at my usual dive bars downtown or in my neighborhood (Shaw). Any suggestions?”

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

From Doggy Style:

“After 15 years on 18th Street NW, Doggy Style is moving to 17th & R Sts NW. We are excited to find a location that will better serve our needs and the needs of our customers. Our entire in-stock inventory is on sale until Sunday, October 8th (excluding grooming services and bakery items). We will be closed starting on October 9th for the move and will re-open at 1642 R St NW by Saturday, October 14th. We look forward to seeing everyone in our new location!”

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 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 these pets weekly from local shelters.

Chestnut is more than good looks and legs for days… this sweet boy is affectionate, quiet, and eager to please! When he walks, he struts like a supermodel on the runway. Seriously, we have it on video. He doesn’t walk so much as he prances. It’s adorable. Fairly typical for a Whippet mix, Chestnut is sensitive, quiet, and bonds to his humans quickly. His foster reports that he is the perfect houseguest and steals the hearts of nearly everyone he meets, which is why we’re surprised that he’s not already making somebody home a little warmer this fall! Chestnut is about 3 years old and 13 lbs, and is fairly low energy. He does well with gentle children and other dogs. We haven’t cat-tested him yet, but can easily do that if you have feline family members. This boy would love a family of his own to snuggle with and explore the neighborhood. You can learn more about Chestnut and adopting through DC PAWS Rescue here.

“Ginger is a little female mix of “anybody’s best guess.” She is about 22 lbs and is super sweet and friendly. She loves attention and likes to play with toys. She is 7 or 8 years old, is spayed and just had a dental. She is up to date on her vaccinations as well. Ginger has a little arthritis in her lower spine that causes her a bit of a wobble in her walk. She can do very short walks and gets around just fine, but really prefers a lap to sleep in and attention from her humans. Ginger gets along well with other dogs, and while she hasn’t been cat- or kid-tested, has the kind of mellow personality that works in any household. Please contact www.grayfaces.org if you’re interested in meeting / adopting this adorable sweetie!”

Quinn is an older lady in need of a true friend in shining armor. She lived with her beloved family for many years, until their newborn’s allergies caused her to be purrsona non grata, but she would make someone a wonderful companion – is it you? Quinn is 10 years old and, in typical tortie fashion, is very loving and cuddly – on her terms. She has lived with people of all ages, as well as dogs, though her puppy knew she was the boss! She is declawed on her front paws and must be an indoor-only cat. Quinn is in good health but she’s confused and sad at the shelter, and really needs to find a home where she can blossom. You can meet her at the Humane Rescue Alliance’s adoption center at Oglethorpe Street – please consider her!

A special note from Adoptville: As many of you may have heard, Ray Noll, Humane Rescue Alliance’s Director of Field Services, passed away unexpectedly last week. Ray was a “good guy” in every possible sense of that phrase – he spent his law enforcement career working with and caring for animals, culminating in his tenure with HRA. While his position was supervisory, Ray also worked in the field, including helping this Adoptville contributor on more than one occasion. He was the kind of person who would always respond if there were an animal in trouble, because he believed that every animal was worth his time. Ray’s loss is devastating to HRA, and to the DC animal community at large. On October 3, 2017, the DC Council passed the “Standard of Care for Animals Amendment Act of 2017” which had informally been known as “Momma’s Law”. Going forward, it will be called “Ray’s Law” in honor of Ray’s incalculable contributions to the animals (and people!) of DC. While HRA has not yet made any formal requests, anyone who wants to honor Ray would certainly do so by donating to HRA in his memory. Thank you.

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering if you can help shed some light on what’s going on with the X2 bus line. For the entire week, buses have been running about 45 minute delays during evening rush hour, and the tracking app has been completely inaccurate. The WMATA page indicates only that buses will be detouring around H St and 1st NW, although the X2 and X9 buses have already been doing this for over a month.

I understand the X2 is known as one of the worst lines in the city (demonstrated by the recent urine incident and violent threat to a driver), but it’s also one of the busiest routes. If a recent traffic pattern change is resulting in the delays, WMATA needs to find an alternative immediately and restore service to the normal timetable.”

Side note: From Metro Transit police yesterday:

“A suspect arrested overnight by Metro Transit Police detectives for assaulting an X2 Metrobus operator with a Sterno can yesterday also is being charged in connection with two more serious cases.

Aric Lewis Holmes, 19, of Southeast DC was arrested by MTPD detectives and Crime Suppression Team members shortly after 10:30 p.m. yesterday in the area of Minnesota Avenue Metrorail Station. Detectives also arrested his associate John Webb McPhaul, 21, of Northeast DC.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 708 5th Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2350 / 2br – RENOVATED & Affordable — Charming Hill 2BR – Parking Included!

Newly Renovated!

Charming 2BR/1 bath apartment in a perfect Capitol Hill location just steps to H St. This 1st floor unit features an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and brand new stainless steel appliances. Bathroom was also just renovated to include new tile, vanity, and upgraded lighting. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jennifer

I consulted with the oracles on this one and, well um, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

RIP Bayou, Boundary Road

13. Brixton
12. Bar Louis
11. Brig
10. Bier Baron
9. Bar Deco
8. Big Board
7. Big Bear
6. Brookland Pint
5. Biergartenhaus
4. Big Hunt
3. Boundary Stone
2. Brookland’s Finest
1. Bar Pilar

If you liked this list, you won’t believe the group that starts with C that we’re compiling for the next Friday of a three day weekend in which everyone checks out early and doesn’t really pay to much attention to what gets posted.

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Thanks to Steven for sending: “Have you seen this … interesting … article about DC brunches?”

I’m gonna be honest I was so bored until Steven sent What the D.C. Brunch Says About Young Urban Elite from The American Conservative:

“But brunch in D.C. has evolved to be little more than a way for the young urban elite (today’s yuppies) to make their messy weekends look neat, drunkenness hip, and materialistic desires something other than hedonistic. It is a peculiarly coarse, even uncivilized ritual, cloaked in the respectability of Sunday morning.

Brunch has replaced Sunday worship. The bottomless mimosa is the blood of Christ.”

Ed. Note: Oh never mind.

by PoP Sponsor October 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

Another weekend and another 100+ open houses occurring all across the District. This week seems to be big for condo open houses, but we’ve also found a few detached homes new-ish to the market. For the entire list click here.

1669 Columbia Road NW #T-2
Agent: Jeffrey Tanck
Open Sunday 2-4PM
List Price: $279,000

A renovated Lanier Heights 1 bedroom with a decent price tag as long as you’re willing to pay off the remaining mortgage from the previous owner.

1017 Hamlin Street NE
Agent: Kymber Lovett-Menkiti
Open Sunday 2-4PM
List Price: $674,999

A “beautiful brick charmer” in the lower part of Brookland boasts a “quiet street,” a “sunroom with Southern exposure,” a full master bedroom suite and of course a “full-width front porch.”

5107 Illinois Avenue NW
Agent: Mark Meyerdirk
Open Sunday 2-4PM
List Price: $549,900

A well-maintained rowhouse on the outskirts of Petworth with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which have their own separate sitting rooms.

(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1639 4th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spacious Victorian rowhouse in historic Shaw/Truxton. Quiet block yet close to it all. Wide living room w/built-in bookshelves, exposed brick, gas fireplace. ~ bath off separate dining room. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths incl/updated master bath. Huge walk-in w/Elfa system. Private backyard oasis w/patio, garden, yard & bike racks~great for entertaining or relaxing. Potential for parking spot.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $850,000.

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