“Doug” last year, more photos here
Just giving PoPVille a heads up-Doug the scammer is back at it. This time he’s made it all the way over to Eckington and the quiet block of Quincy Place. He came to my place around 10 pm this evening, said his name was Doug and that he is my neighbor who “very stupidly got locked out” and doesn’t have a phone. Great acting, dressed well, spoke quickly and clearly-overall very convincing…except for the fact that I have read about him on PoPville before. The pictures matched what I saw on my front door camera so I told him that I absolutely couldn’t help and that he needed to get off my porch. Thanks PoPville community for keeping me safe tonight!”
stock photo from the archives
I was wondering if we could get some traction on the issue we are having with the USPS deliveries in the NE neighborhood of Eckington. USPS has been less than consistent in the last two years– particularly on a rainy or cold day– but what we are experiencing now might top it all.
Over the last week, all USPS deliveries have been held, including mail & packages. Instead of notifying residents, they simply have not delivered mail and packages are marked as unable to access doorway. (more…)
At the corner of Harry Thomas Way and Eckington Place NE there are 3 parking spaces that are not metered. There’s a sign that clearly looks like a car share station used to be there but not any more. There are no “no parking” signs and the car share pavement markings have been painted over. Yet when I parked my car there a parking enforcement person was about to write a ticket as I was walking up. I tried to tell her this was clearly not a zipcar station anymore but she said as long as the old post was still there she’d write tickets.
Note that one of the spaces wasn’t even marked by a blacked out car share pavement marking.”
I found the attached note on a car2go I picked up this morning in front of a row home at 2nd Street NE and Uhland Terrace NE in Eckington. I checked the area, and there aren’t any no parking, restricted parking, or handicap parking signs. Apparently this is just how Trump administration staffers are now using their Official Government Intimidation Stationery. I was very tempted to write at the bottom “This isn’t how public sidewalks and streets work – get out of our city if you want a private driveway” and tack it to their tree.”
1707 North Capitol Street, NE between R and Randolph
Thanks to Nakita for sending:
“Great for parents in DC at the new coworking space Workafrolic that recently opened.
This rental is located at 2nd and Rhode Island Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1510 / 1br – Incredible Price For Spacious Studio-w-W/D In Unit & Wood Floors
* Rent Today Before It Goes + We’ll Waive $400.00 of your Move-in Fee + 1 Month Free* (call for details).
If you like classic beauty and incredible renovations this is the building for you. Drop in for a tour of our beautifully restored building and apartment homes. We have easy commuting options with the Rhode Island Metro Station just two blocks away, and the bus stops directly in front of the your new community. (more…)
“I accidentally left the keys to my car in the car door last Friday evening and someone stole my car (Corner and 3rd and T St NE). I caught it on my security camera, and from the footage it looks like my neighbor stole my car! I filed a police report and provided the footage to the police, but they don’t seem to care about the video. What good is the security footage if the police won’t act on it?? Seems like a waste of money since the city paid me $400 for system. (more…)
1707 North Capitol Street, NE
WorkaFrolic’s website says:
“Workafrolic is a unique space in Washington DC that fosters productivity, creativity, and community for parents and kids alike.
Workafrolic is built with working parents in mind, bringing the flexibility of traditional coworking spaces to child care and self-care, making it all a little easier – and more enjoyable!
Workafrolic offers workspace, playspace, child care, and classes. With flexible services and prices, there is something for everyone.”
Hours will be:
Weekdays 8am – 7pm
Weekends 10am – 7pm
Stay tuned for an opening date.
North Cap between R and Randolph
On the Eckington side:
I am trying to find witnesses to an incident from Dec. 11, 2015, at about 8:20 a.m. when a dump truck struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk at the intersection of Eckington Pl. and Q St. NE, right by the Gale Apartments. The pedestrian, a nice young lady who lived nearby, was seriously hurt and spent over a year recovering. A number of people came to help her, including someone named Shelly and someone named Natalie, but she was in no state to get their full names or contact information, which we would like to try and find. I was hoping one of your readers might have seen the incident or the aftermath and would be willing to get in touch to help her out. I am attaching a photograph of the scene in case it helps. I can be emailed at [email protected] if anyone has any information.”