by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I live along 17th Street in Dupont and love how dog-friendly the neighborhood is and that so many establishments allow dogs in shops or on their patios.

However, there are a couple of folks in our neighborhood with dogs that “aren’t friendly” who still insist on bringing them along to sit on the sidewalk while they dine outside. More than once, unprovoked, I’ve had the same dog lunge, barking hysterically and snapping at myself and my dog. The owner berated me for letting my dog get close to hers, although her dog was lying in the middle of the sidewalk. Another time, I saw a woman bend down to greet a different dog at the same restaurant, and the dog snapped and bit her finger so hard that she was bleeding. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Mike for sending this curious find:

“I saw these Mobikes yesterday on Morrow Drive NW. Don’t even ask me to guess what the situation was!”

If you spot a dockless bike in an odd location please send a photo in an email and mention where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Where’d You Find A Dockless Bike Today? is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 10:00 pm 0

Hahaha, thanks to Caroline for sending this great shot of the White Whale from 16th Street Heights.

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

Courtesy The Future of Sports

From a press release:

“On October 6th, 2017, The Future of Sports, an interactive pop-up art installation that explores the relationship between sports and art, will open to the public. Located at 700 H Street NE, this two-story exhibition will bring a new experience to the District with interactive rooms, each focusing on a different sport including soccer, basketball, football, track, tennis, boxing, yoga, volleyball, and cycling. Lose yourself in 10,000 square feet of games, shoot a basketball in the hologram basketball court, throw a football in the football arcade room, sink into the volleyball court made out of salt, sign your name in our coloring locker room, and play in a graphic soccer room installation by local artist, Matt Corrado. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

Ed. Note: In June we spoke about a similar issue at Banneker Pool on Georgia Ave.

“Dear PoPville,

While I’m not generally supportive of private swim clubs renting out DC public pools (pretty tough to watch the elderly, pregnant women, and children forced to leave the public pool for a group of adults – many not even living in DC), I can understand the argument that the private rentals cater to a particular segment of the swimming market and draw some revenue. However, at Dunbar, they are now taking over, with rental times dead square in the middle of the public evening swim times through the work week (Dunbar is closed Tuesday and Thursday).

Four weeks ago, Dunbar public swimmers were informed that they would lose 30 minutes of public swim on Wednesday nights to a private swim club that had moved its hours from 7:30-9:00PM to 7:00-8:30PM. I wrote DC Parks and Recreation noting that this change essentially gave the private swim club a free half hour (the pool closes at 9PM and no one will go to the pool at 8:30PM for a 30 min swim) and asked for an explanation of the decision. It took 26 days and multiple emails to city council members to get a response (which explained teh decisions as “seemed negligible”).

But it gets worse (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 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.

“Pussy Galore
Historic Anacostia”

“A world traveler Haru is a five year old Shibainu, who moved to Thomas Circle from Tokyo, Japan. She loves going to parties, softball games, and anywhere with good beer! Follow Haru’s adventures on her instagram @harroharu”

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

Photo by Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media

From a press release:

“The final nights of any Drink Company Pop-Up Bar (PUB) have historically been the most fun, and seeing that Halloween is the last night of PUB Dread, this one should be no exception. This time around, Drink Company is offering timed entry passes for Halloween to benefit disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Starting today, guests can guarantee their entry into PUB Dread and snag a pass well in advance. At $20 a ticket, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a chef-driven non-profit launched by Jose Andrés in the wake of Haiti’s Earthquakes in 2010. Andrés and World Central Kitchen have fed over 130,000 people in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria, and are on track to be able to serve 100,000 people a day with enough support. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

Today’s rental is located in NoMa. The Craigslist ad says:

“$3490 / 3br – 2400ft2 – Limited Time Discount! Large Classy Place 2400 sq ft: 3.5 bd 4 bath NW

HUGE 3-level house with 3 private rooms and 4 bathrooms
**UPDATE** entire house reduced to only $3490 for anyone signing a lease within the next few days.
Flexible lease terms. Contact for more info.
4: Large glass office / den (more…)


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