2339 18th Street, NW
For those wondering about Wingos sports bar status coming to the former Angles/Little Fountain Cafe space on 18th Street, they write:
“Yes, it’s going slow. It was in worse shape than we thought. We are now shooting for May 1 opening.”
1843 14th Street, NW
Not sure if this is new to everyone or just me but Authenics’ website says:
“Authenics creates detailed fitness programs for clients of all ages and fitness levels. The owner and head programmer has helped many Washingtonians reach their desired goals whether being weight loss, building lean muscle, facilitating rehabilitation, improving performance, increasing strength, reducing stress through personal training and fitness classes.
Authenics creates a world class environment for our clients. As some of our clients’ have stated, we offer “concierge fitness” to Washingtonians. We want you to feel empowered by the time you walk out, knowing you had an amazing, energizing yet challenging workout!”
Right above Som Records:
Ed. Note: This has to be the same guy as yesterday. This particular footage is from only a block away from yesterday’s.
Thanks to Chris for sending:
“My family and I were sitting in the living room today enjoying Christmas/New Years ambiance and we saw a massive blur of motion on our porch. My wife looked out the window and saw a big hawk sitting on our porch planter.
I pulled up the Nest cam and discovered that he had chased a squirrel onto our porch. Here is a small video clip of the encounter. (spoiler alert – the squirrel gets away)
This is the 3rd time I’ve seen a hawk in Petworth hunting squirrels or rats. Happy to have them here.”
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.
While we’re freezing our tucheses off “the sunny beaches of Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
“Blue/Orange Line: Single tracking btwn Smithsonian & McPherson Sq due to a track problem outside McPherson Sq. Delays in both directions.”
Alan Henney reports:
“CRACKED RAIL just now between McPherson Square and Metro Center, DC, expect delays.”
“Woodley Road between 32nd and 34th. Much respect for them for working all day and night in these conditions!” Photo by Joel.
From DC Water:
“Temperatures in the region are nearing zero this week, causing broken water mains, frozen pipes and burst household plumbing. DC Water is currently attending to nearly 50 active water main breaks and is fielding more than 200 emergency weather-related calls per day.
In addition to the Authority’s Water Services crews, DC Water also calls upon contractors to assist when there are this many breaks. DC Water crews in other operational areas are also cross-trained to assist as needed. Still, at times like this, the mains are breaking faster than we can fix them. So, we assess each one and prioritize water main repairs based on several factors such as severity of the break, impact to customers and the environment, potential damage to public and private property, and unsafe traffic conditions due to street flooding or icing. DC Water can provide salt for icing due to water main breaks.
PLEASE REPORT WATER MAIN BREAKS
Anyone observing water running from streets or sidewalks is encouraged to report the leak to DC Water. Report a problem online at dcwater.com/report-problem, call DC Water’s 24-hour line at (202) 612-3400 or tweet @dcwater with a picture and location.
PREVENT FROZEN PIPES (more…)
Photo by David McAuley
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
Experts from DC Water said last night (January 2) that the storms that caused last summer’s flooding in Shaw were “one- to five-year events”. They also said that DC Water’s Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project (NEBT), currently under construction and designed to remedy the flooding, would not be completed until 2023. The implication is that flooding and sewer backups could easily happen again in Shaw, perhaps more than once, before the situation improves. DC Water is offering homeowners in potentially affected areas, including Shaw, a rebate program to encourage improvements to prevent sewer backup when (not if) the next storm of a similar type comes. (more…)
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.
“This is Voltaire, a lady of leisure in Hill East, who is all set for whatever this weekend may bring.”
“Misty in North Michigan Park”
“This is Pablo, an 8-month-old Goldendoodle living in Van Ness where he loves napping under the bookcase and eating yogurt.”
And please keep your eyes peeled for Basti in SE.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley
From the Mayor’s Office:
“The National Weather Service is forecasting up to one inch of snow beginning at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4. To prepare for the weather event, the DC Snow Team will begin pretreating roads at 8:00 p.m. this evening and deploy more than 200 trucks at 1:00 a.m. to treat all National Highway System, primary, secondary and residential routes within the District. Residents and motorists can register to receive important weather alerts from the District on their devices by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov.
To prepare for the overnight snow and morning commute, residents are encouraged to heed the following tips: (more…)
From an email:
“2018 is going to be a big year for station-free bike sharing in the US and even bigger for ofo. To kick off the year and share some ofo love, we’re offering free rides in all US cities for the entire month of January.
That’s right, every ofo ride in the DC area in January is free!
As ofo continues to rapidly expand across the country, we wanted to take a moment to thank our first US cities and give something back, so starting today through January 31, all rides in the DC area are on us.
How it works: (more…)