Wanted to share my experience this morning as both a chance to vent and an opportunity to warn drivers in DC. I had my car booted this morning for $96 in tickets, from 2 parking tickets. This seems like an incredibly trivial amount to boot a car over, and for two tickets I had honestly not remembered (an email warning would have been nice, as I’m signed up for email alerts). In addition to this, they scratched the wheel they attached it to. I have a RPP and DC plates, having just renewed. Seems like something that could have been brought to my attention then!
The man that came to un-boot me was quick, knowledgable and super kind. He polished off the wheel with a cloth after removing the boot, and then gave me a direct supervisor number to file a complaint, at which point he said it this happens “all the time” and that for such a small amount the government would absolutely lose money after paying for the wheel repair.“
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
Can you help? I’m looking for a club/vibrant bar/dance spot that is wheelchair accessible in DC. It’s hard to find this info online, & I’m having a tough time getting info on how to find a place to go out that is not just accommodating, but welcoming. Thanks!”
I wanted to follow up and let you know that we were able to connect Arielle to her good samaritans. Both were honored this past weekend, along with the paramedics and Metro police who responded, with a Cardiac Arrest Save Coin. The coin is presented to anyone who helps return a pulse to someone who has suffered cardiac arrest and is later released from the hospital in good health. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
I’m seeking guidance from the community about where to start with a SFH to condo conversion. I currently live in the home which has NC-15 zoning, so this type of development is allowed. (A neighboring SFH was converted to two condos a few years ago by a developer I don’t fully trust, but that’s a different story.) Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lindsey Robinett
I have plans to travel in the next few months and need to get some vaccines like Yellow Fever for some upcoming travels. I’m hoping the community can chime in as I know a lot of people in the DC area travel for work and pleasure to places that need these shots. I’m looking for recommendations for travel clinics or doctors, ideally downtown, that are knowledgeable, won’t try to over-medicate me and also won’t break the bank for shots like Yellow Fever and a prescription for malaria pills.”
I live in Park View and for the last several years a woman has been leaving large amounts of cat food in the alley behind my building. Several of my neighbors in my building and on my street have asked her to stop and she basically verbally assaults anyone who comes near her. Unfortunately she is feeding more rats than cats. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kitsch & Classics
I recently got engaged to a wonderful man and we are starting to plan our wedding. He is not a picky person but has one strange request – he wants to roast a pig at our wedding reception (I’m still trying to figure out if he’s joking, but as of now he claims he’s serious).
We’d love to get married in the DMV sometime early 2021, but I am having a hard time finding anywhere that might consider allowing us to dig a hole and roast something. Is this a pipe dream of his that needs to be crushed, or do you know of somewhere we could make a plea?
Thank you very much for your help!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
I’m in charge of my company’s annual day of service and I’m exploring different ideas and ways for our employees to give back to the community. We’re ideally looking for an organization (can be local or national) that we could partner with to do a companywide event with all of our ~600 employees. The frequent problem I’m running into is that many of our current partner organizations cannot accommodate that many employees at events/volunteer opportunities. Hoping others may know of organizations that could help orchestrate a volunteer event with a group that size.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jennifer
WIth summer travel season coming up, I was wondering if you could ask the Popville community for reviews/recommendations about the best bus lines to take for a trip from DC to Philly, similar to a previous poll you had in 2011.”
There’s a lot of cyclists on PoPville and would love to get some advice on what type of bicycle to buy.
I live adjacent to the C&O canal path, so would like to get something that works well on gravel paths. Further, I have a baby and would eventually like to start commuting with the kid. And, finally, I am interested in overnight bike touring. Read More