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From a press release:

“Spot of Tea, DC’s local bubble tea shop, will celebrate its grand opening inside Union Market (1309 5th ST NE) with $1 regular drinks and $1 soft serve minis all day on Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd.

Spot of Tea’s core drink lineup features colorful, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Blue Jasmine, Vanilla Taro, and Hibiscus Mango, while seasonal flavors, like Matcha Red Bean and Apple Chai-der, offer new twists on old fall favorites. Top off each drink with your choice of Spot of Tea’s house-recipe tapioca boba, sweet lychee jelly, or savory adzuki red bean. Read More

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3rd and L Street, NE photos courtesy NoMa BID

From the NoMa BID:

“NoMa’s newest park, Swampoodle Terrace, is ready for opening!

We’ve all heard “good things come in small packages”. Well, Swampoodle Terrace proves it! This delight-filled, small park at the corner of 3rd and L streets NE, is beautiful and inviting. It is chockablock with trees and plants, as well as useful and restful spaces for NoMa neighbors. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I would love to get recommendations for some Halloween activities in the DC area (preferably DC proper) that aren’t bar crawls or kid-oriented. I’ve mostly been seeing costume bar crawls in my searches.”

From DC Bike Party: “Halloween Masquerade Bike Party! Fri, Oct 14th. @730PM DuPont Circle There is a chill in the air, and Fall is on the way! It’s time for the yearly Halloween ride! We look forward to seeing your best costumes and fancy dress! And lights! More here.”

From the NoMa BID:

PumpkinPalooza Returns to Alethia Tanner Park on Thursday, October 27th Read More

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the notorious Dave Thomas Circle, the intersection of New York Avenue, NE, Florida Avenue, NE, and First Street, NE

From a press release:

“The NoMa BID and NPR have partnered with D.C. Walls to transform a former Wendy’s restaurant into a 360-degree piece of art. The building, located at D.C.’s infamous intersection, known locally as “Dave Thomas Circle,” has been selected as a painting site for this year’s edition of the D.C. Walls Festival. D.C. Walls Founder, Director, and curator Kelly Towles targeted the iconic space as an opportunity for this year’s festival, working in partnership with the NoMa BID. This mural will remain on view until the building is razed, which is expected in the first quarter of 2023 as part of the city’s plans for improving the intersection. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I am a resident here (flats 130 in NoMa), and posters have gone up everywhere since our building made an announcement (I’ve seen three different ones since last night) – our building is trying to tell us we can no longer have our packages delivered to our actual physical address. they have to be delivered to a “fetch address” which is a warehouse, and then you schedule a delivery time. Read More

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