Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

This is an open letter the NoMa BID just released on the homeless encampments under the passway. TLDR it is pretty much a call to action on public to contact DC Gov for help on this issue after attempts by NoMA BID.

In light of the discussion on the Columbia Heights Plaza I’d be curious on PoPulace feedback to NoMa situation. Unlike Columbia Heights, NoMa has a BID that has tried for years to address the issue of the homeless encampment with their resources and funds. As a NoMa office worker I see the NoMa BID street team cleaning the underpass between the scheduled cleanings that DC DPW (?) handles on top of their daily work to keep the NoMA streets and public spaces clean.

If an organization like NoMA BID that has the manpower, resources, funds, and presumably connections with DC Govt can’t grapple this issue what hope do we have for Columbia Heights that doesn’t have help in the form of BID and what will it take to address & at least alleviate/improve this issue in the short term.”

Full letter from the Noma BID: Read More


1270 4th Street, NE photo by Daniel Swartz

From a press release:

La Cosecha​, EDENS’ upcoming contemporary Latin market (1270 4th Street NE) in the Union Market District, will celebrate its opening preview celebration with a festive block party and special concert, presented by title partner ​Events DC and ​headlined by Grammy-winning Latin fusion band ​Ozomatli​ on Saturday, September 7 ​from 11am-7pm. Read More


1001 North Capitol Street, NE via Town Danceboutique

Town Danceboutique closed after 10 years in Shaw last August. By the by – this is how it looks today (on Saturday):

2000 block of 8th Street, NW

The liquor license placard for Town 2.0 says:

“New Class “C” Nightclub offering entertainment, DJ, and dancing with snack offerings. Sidewalk Cafe Endorsement with 125 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 524 with seating for 40 patrons inside premises. Entertainment will occur inside the premises only

HOURS OF OPERATION (INSIDE PREMISES AND FOR SIDEWALK CAFE) Sunday through Thursday 12pm – 4am Friday and Saturday 12pm – 5am”

Town tweeted last night: Read More


inside 1309 5th Street, NE courtesy Cordial

From Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits:

Last Day | August 7

It is with heavy hearts that we announce this will be our penultimate newsletter. Cordial Union Market will be shutting its curtains next week for the final time. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us on this journey over the past eight years. Read More


North Capitol and P Street, NW photo by Daphne Assimakopoulos

Niccole first reported at 10:39pm Saturday night:

“what’s going on at P and North Cap? Lots of cops, sidewalk sectioned off with caution tape…”

From MPD:

“Shooting in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, NE. LOF: B/M 6′ wearing grey shirt.”

via google maps

From MPD around 2am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1200 block of U Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Disturbing detail from a twitter reply to MPD: Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user Caroline Angelo

“Dear PoPville,

The below-email is from the Elevation building (100 Florida Ave. NE), the big apartment building on Dave Thomas Circle. As you’ll see, there were numerous break-ins of vehicles in the parking garage this past week. This is not the first incident involving this parking garage, which is used both by building residents and commuters to Noma. Back around New Years, there were several acts of vandalism, including car’s tires being slashed and one vehicle even being set on fire. The building had contracted out security after those incidents but apparently let the contract lapse. These incidents seem of interest to those living, working, and hanging out in Noma.”

‘Dear Residents, Read More


where New York Avenue and N Street NE meet at North Capitol Street

From a press release:

“It’s a question as old as philosophy itself: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In NoMa, it turns out, they arrived simultaneously. This week, the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) is installing The Chicken and the Egg, a two-piece sculpture, on a U.S. National Park Service (NPS) property at the southeast corner of the New York Avenue and North Capitol Street intersection. The public artwork is the first realization of the BID’s Gateways Project (nomabid.org/gateways), a long-term effort that will use art to transform key intersections around NoMa. Read More


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