by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Shooting at 2318 hrs in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW.”

Update from MPD:

“Good morning. We are currently investigating an incident last night in the area of the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW. An adult male sustained an injury that might be a possible gunshot wound, however we have been unable to confirm it and have not located any witnesses as of yet. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm 31 Comments

Photo by Samantha

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us. Samantha writes:

“I am in the Target in Columbia Heights right now and they are selling NO food or drink. Not even cat food. I asked am employee what it was, she didn’t seem to know and gave the very vague “it’s a license issue”, she thought maybe it would be back up in a week.”

Tina tells us:

“Columbia heights target isn’t selling food. Said won’t till the weekend because of an incident?”

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment

14th and Monroe St, NW

A reader reports:

“Last night at the ANC 1A meeting, the general manager of Jenkins Capital BBQ (taking over the old Ruby Tuesday spot in Columbia Heights) talked a little about their opening. He said they’re aiming to open very soon, “hopefully” next week.

He said their menu will be traditional barbecue, featuring brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs and more (and 7 sides, including mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and collared greens). He also mentioned that they plan on having a 45-seat outdoor area, and a 16-seat bar inside with televisions. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm 18 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

You think you had a bad day? Listen to this… On 6/14 I was woken up by my alarm clock, which is odd, because usually my dog wakes me up 30 min before that goes off. I get out of bed to discover my dog is on the floor, shaking and having trouble breathing. I rush her to the vet. The vet says she’s stable and breathing, but they want to hold her for the day.

I go home, shower, get ready for work (for the last month, on top of my job responsibilities, I’ve been filling in for my co-worker who has been out, so I’ve been crazy busy). I’m running late at this point, but I’m still shaken up because of my dog, so I don’t really care (and I knew my boss would understand). I go to the garage in the basement of my building to get my bike, only to discover it is not there. Some asshole broke into my apartment complex, made his way to the garage, and stole my bike. It’s a 2011 Schwinn Merge hybrid bike (photo above.) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 9:30 am 20 Comments

Photo from 14th and Irving St, NW by DDOT

And by dance of course I mean cross the street in new (and hopefully safer) way.

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will activate the District’s newest “Barnes Dance” traffic signal operation at approximately 11:00 am Thursday, June 15, at the intersection of 14th Street and Irving Street, NW, in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Also known as a “pedestrian scramble,” a Barnes Dance intersection allows pedestrians to cross diagonally while vehicles on all sides of the intersection are stopped. The new traffic signal timing features an all-red pedestrian-only phase and “No Turn on Red” restrictions designed to improve operations and create a safer intersection for all users. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm 20 Comments

This rental is located at 1429 Columbia Rd., NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1028 Studio Apartment 1 Block from Columbia Heights Metro (1429 Columbia Rd., NW)

Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Located on Floor #: 1
Floors in Bldg: 4
Parking Spaces: Street
Pets Allowed: No pets allowed, but service & companion animals are welcome


Spacious efficiency apartment located one block from the Columbia Heights Metro Station. This is a fantastic apartment with an affordable price in the heart of Columbia Heights. Tenants pay electric & cooking gas. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm 3 Comments

Speaking of tow trucks…

“Dear PoPville,

This gem broke down and was left on the 1500 block Euclid Monday morning. It’s still there! Parked in the middle of the lane.”

Brennan also tweets us last night:

“this street sweeper’s been sitting on Euclid & 16th NW for 2 days? It’s kinda killin’ the traffic flow.”

Ed. Note: Maybe this guy is all booked up:

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm 4 Comments

It’s officially festival season!! And holy mackerel I can’t believe this is the 12th one already!?!

From Facebook:

“The best local DC street party is back and you’re invited!! Join us in celebration of diversity and community with the neighborhood’s finest food, drink, and entertainment.

Discover artisans, entrepreneurs, and area businesses in the heart of Columbia Heights. The fun is everywhere and for everyone! We have three stages of live music, dance, and free fitness classes. Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden. See you on Saturday, June 17th!

Where: 11th Street between Park Road and Irving Street.
When: Saturday, June 17th 11am-6pm
Cost: FREE (Donations welcome!)

Main Stage line up: (more…)


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