Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a historic, rent-controlled apartment building in Adams Morgan. Yesterday, my landlord emailed all the tenants in the building to let us know he would be doing a walk through of each unit. Today, I got a knock on the door and was met with 5 strangers, 2 of whom were wearing masks with the logo of a real estate development firm on it. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

On this super hot/humid thursday (9/3) morning I was walking by Tryst on 18th after taking a run and saw a super cute woman sitting & reading at one of the outdoor tables in the corner of the patio (I think she was wearing a Michigan shirt)

I wish I had said something at the time but didn’t! Wanted to put this out there if she noticed a guy walking by (around 9:00am) in orange/pink shorts and a gray T-shirt wearing a mask. If this is you and you did notice me please reach out!! I feel crazy doing this, but it’s COVID so why not!”

Ed. Note: If this is you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch.

Also our last missed connection at Tryst resulted in two connections sadly they were not the missed one.


“Dear PoPville,

Late morning yesterday (Monday 8/24) I saw a (very cute!) guy sitting outside Tryst bakery on 18th – we shared eye contact for a bit as I walked by. On my way back up 18th a few minutes later, I scanned the Tryst patio and found him already looking at me with a big smile as I walked by. I smiled back but had a mask on and was in a rush. I wish I’d done something, though I don’t even know what that would look like! I’ve been thinking about that quick little exchange today, even though he’s probably married – or just a normal friendly dude and I’ve simply reached the romanticizing-literally-any-human-gesture stage of quarantine. Read More


20th and S Street, NW

Readers started reporting around 10pm: “what is going on on 16th and V / Florida NW? Multiple cop cars on both corners plus back along 17th and Florida”

at 10:30pm:

“Just rode my bike through 18th and Columbia. Small fires on the road, newspaper boxes strewn throughout, heavy police presence. People were already gone west on Columbia.”

at 11:45pm:

“Protesters have been kettled at 18th and Willard for at least an hour. Whole block police taped off. Chants of “why are we being detained?” breaking out.”

at 12am:

“One protester in medical distress just taken away on a stretcher.”

18th and Willard St, NW

The Washington Post reported:

“Tysean Hoffman, of Alexandria, said the group of marchers numbered about 50 and began to march from Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm X Park) toward the Third District police station and throughout Northwest Washington.

Some marchers lit fireworks, turned over trash cans and may have lit at least one trash can on fire, Hoffman said. But there was no damage to property and the marchers were otherwise peaceful.”

Updates when/if MPD/DC Gov releases more info.

More photos: Read More


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