Thanks to Samantha for sending this morning:
“Hey PoPville any idea what this is about on 18th between K and L NW? People with orange vests are directing people into each of the lanes telling people to use their phones/headphones “at their own risk”
Sara shares with us on Friday:
“Hey Uber I’d love to know how taking me all the way to DC when Im just going from Alexandria to S.Arlington fit into your “optimal efficiency” and “convenience” claims with UberPool.
PoPville is it just me that gets these crazy routes that make zero sense with UberPool in the DMV area? It’s like they’re completely unaware of traffic patterns in here”
Ed. Note: The early word was that she is definitely not alone. What’s the weirdest route that’s happened to you?
Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur
I’ve had a few weird interactions lately and was wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing. Three times in the past couple of months, two young women have stopped me while walking downtown near my office. They ask if I’d like to come to their study group and launch into a speech about “God the mother.”
The first time it happened, I didn’t think too much of it – they’re perfectly friendly but something about it is fairly aggressive. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
I have a bike that I don’t want and rather than sell it, thought I’d donate it. Can you recommend one or two options, if you know? Thanks.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
I’m hoping the people of PoPville can give me some suggestions for a good shoe repair shop in DC.
The more reasonably priced the better, but also willing to pay for quality work. Specifically looking for somewhere that can resole and polish a couple pairs of well-loved leather boots, and replace a heel tip that came off somewhere along the way. Ideally somewhere near H St/NOMA, Downtown/Chinatown, Logan or Dupont Circle, but won’t rule out somewhere else if they’re reputable! Thanks for any suggestions (or places to avoid)!”
My friend recently had her car recovered after DC towed and lost it for about 8 weeks. Her car was in a temporary Emergency, No Parking area and was towed. The city told her they ticketed her car and towed 5 others around hers, but not hers. Can you hear my eyes rolling? Some construction workers said hey saw her black SUV towed and an embassy said they had surveillance tape of it, though they couldn’t share it. Finally, 8ish weeks later, they found it in a tow lot. With several other long lost cars. All had windows busted in. Crazy! Has anyone else ever had their car lost by DC? Seriously lost, not towed around the corner. Clip of the news story here.
Ed. Note: They sure have.
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
My partner and I are under contract to purchase a home in Shaw and expect to close the 2nd week of December. We are planning a large renovation project before we move in and expect that process to take about 6 months. Currently, we own a condo in Bloomingdale that we plan on selling closer to when the renovation project is completed.
We recently received a letter from a real estate agent representing a potential buyer for our unit. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman
There’s an Airbnb house in my neighborhood where people come in and 1 or 2 minutes later come out. It looks very suspicious. They do this for few days a month, every 1 or 2 months. The house is located in Petworth. Is this normal?”
Ed. Note: Obviously sounds like it could be dealing. Have others heard of Airbnbs being used as spots to deal? Has anyone dealt (no pun intended) with a similar situation?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
We bought a home earlier this year. While doing some other online digging I noticed our proposed 2019 assessment is an increase of $110,000 over the 2018 value! We have not done any major improvements other than upgrading the electrical panel. (more…)
After doing my annual closet clean, I had a few bags of clothes to drop off at the The Clothing Recycle Center located at the corner of 18th and California Street NW near the Marie Reed Center. As I was unloading my car to take the bags to the donation box, a very aggressive woman approached me wanting me to give the bags of clothes to her. (more…)