Washington, DC


courtesy CityCenterDC

From a press release:

“Joy is in the air this holiday season and CityCenterDC is thrilled to once again present a delightful experience for the entire community. After the success of the life-sized igloo in 2017 and the Winter in Washington exhibit in 2018, which featured ice replicas of iconic national monuments up to 12 feet tall, CityCenterDC continues its tradition of immersive large-scale ice installations by creating the largest clear ice maze in the United States. From December 13th-15th guests will have the opportunity to get lost in a frozen labyrinth with towering 7-feet-tall walls, constructed with more than 110,000 pounds of clear ice. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

Just before 9am a reader asked:

“Why can you not drive by the capital today?”

Replies included: “There appears to be an unauthorized aircraft in the vicinity of the Capitol”

and

“White House and Capitol both currently on lock down.”

Update: 9:11am “crowds are finally moving on the Capitol grounds, congressional buildings reopening.”

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950 New York Ave, NW. Photo by Albert Ting

From an email:

“For the cooler months, the Conrad Washington, DC will bring a taste of the French and Italian Alps to CityCenterDC. Launching this Friday, November 22nd in collaboration with Moncler, the Conrad’s third floor terrace will transform into a luxurious Après Ski experience complete with mountain lodge décor and European-inspired specialty cocktails and shareable dishes. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I swear the intersection of H and New York NW (between 13th and 14th) has to be the most dangerous intersection in DC. Pedestrians are given a walk light for just half of the road, then expected to wait in the middle of the road to get a different walk light for the second half of the crossing. Because this is such an unusual way to cross the street, I think it doesn’t even occur to people that they have to wait for the second light; they then charge across, thinking they have a walk light, while oncoming traffic has a green light to go. It doesn’t help that this is in the heart of downtown where tons of people need to cross the road! Read More

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Update: 12:20 pm: ” MPD reports the police activity has cleared on 12th Street between E and F Streets NW. The associated road closures are now open.”

From AlertDC:

“MPD reports 12th Street NW between E and F Streets NW is closed due to police activity. Please avoid the area.”

Readers report:

“firetrucks blocking off 12 & F NW. Hazmat suits and firemen going into a manhole??”

“This is my office building, we’ve been told it’s not a test and we aren’t allowed to leave/go into the stairwells. Hazmat everywhere.” Read More

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previous sighting back in 2016

The legend is back never left.

“Dear PoPville,

I work at a office on 22nd and K and for the past month or so I have noticed a elderly gentleman asking for “change for a $20″. Obviously noting it was a scam because of the frequency I see him/hear him ask. I still see so many folks lose $19 dollars to this man daily.”

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