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by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. The Listing says:

“Top Floor Penthouse with DEN and available for immediate move-in! Home features Capitol views with Bosch appliances, european style custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, wide plank hardwood flooring throughout & floor to ceiling windows. Located just a few blocks from the Potomac Ave Metro, Harris Teeter & Eastern Market! Garage parking with storage available!”

You can see more photos here.

This 703 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $449,900 ($345 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth June 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0


courtesy Capital Rowing Club

From an email:

“Have you ever wanted to learn more about rowing?  Come down to Capital Rowing Club for National Learn to Row Day on June 2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a FREE open house.

Capital Rowing Club members will teach you the basics of rowing, offer a boathouse tour and get you out on the Anacostia River!  Bring your friends and family and come on down to see what rowing is all about (or get back into it, if it has been a while)! All ages are welcome! 1900 M Street SE

by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

We recently moved to Hill East and while it’s a generally great area, there is one issue we are wrestling with. Hopkins Public Housing essentially hosts outdoor concerts every Sunday morning with various singers. Following this they hook up the ipod and play music till 8 PM. The music is very loud, and we can clearly hear it inside our brick home. The music can be heard for blocks. On Memorial day, they sang and played music all day after they had their ‘concert’ on Sunday. We’re not objecting to playing music, we just don’t want to hear it in our homes.

Despite numerous neighbors’ efforts to contact 311, the police, council members, and asking them to turn down their music, it never stops. No one seems to care about our complaints. We honestly don’t know what to do at this point. Allowable residential noise levels are 60 decibels which is equivalent to normal conversation, and they are obviously disturbing the peace. (See pdf link on bylaws here.)

Thoughts on next steps?”

Ed. Note: To preempt the comments real quick- Say what you gotta say, but please try to say it nicely. Advice, however arguably warranted, will likely not be received well if delivered only with vitriol/derision.

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm 0


via google maps

From Jen, HillEast resident of 15 years:

“Around 730pm last night [Tuesday], Goldy the cockapoo was struck and killed by a car in the crosswalk at the intersection of Constitution and 12th St NE. The motorist was traveling East on Constitution through the four way stop intersection. Goldy’s human, a Capitol Hill resident, was on the other end of the leash in the crosswalk with Goldy when the car struck.

Dr. Antkowiak of AtlasVet heard shouts from his front stoop and ran down to the intersection with two friends. Goldy was on her side in critical shape. Dr. A got a quick history from the owner while starting CPR. Unfortunately, Goldy was too far gone for resuscitation and passed away within 60 seconds or less. The driver of the car did come back and gave Goldy’s human his information. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm 0


via Facebook

“Dear PoPville,

In light of all of the news lately where people have been flat out racist, from the Starbucks arrests to the more recent dorm room napping while black incident and the just renting an AirBnB while black situation, this is still happening in our own backyards. We can and must do better then this:

Today in Living While Black: Caleb had a bit of a fever today so I stayed home with him. Not wanting to spend the whole day inside, I took him on a walk to the Kingman Island park near our house. 30 minutes into our stroll I got flagged by a security officer in one of those cars marked “Special Police” on the side. I was a bit confused as to whether she was looking for me to stop but she honked twice and pulled over so I got the picture. She told me that she received a complaint from someone who said there was a “suspicious man” walking on the bike path with a baby. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

From a press release:

WHAT: Nestled between the banks of the historic Anacostia River, DC’s premier benefit music festival will return to Kingman and Heritage Islands Park for the 9th time to join the District in celebrating the Year of the Anacostia with crowds expected to exceed 10,000.

The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival has a long history of representing musical talent from all wards of the city, surrounding regions, backgrounds, cultures, genders, old and young, and this year will be no exception.  With a diverse cast that includes several female- and African American-fronted bands that highlight the roots of bluegrass, folk, and Americana, this is another can’t miss event! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 26, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville

This is a long story. The important part is at the end, with the asterisks.

I regularly walk my dog on Heritage and Kingman Islands just off the RFK parking lot at Benning Rd. and Oklahoma Ave NE.

This evening at about 6:45pm I happened upon some kids at one of the clearings on the west side of the gravel road that runs down the center of Kingman Island, the larger of the two islands.

This clearing has a small curved sidewalk and some large boulders; it’s the second area like this north of the Pennsylvania Avenue bridge.

The kids were standing next to a wooden trash can, which had a good sized fire burning inside it.

I looked away for a second, then looked back up, and they were gone.

As I got closer to the clearing, I saw a large amount of grass had also been burning – I’d estimate about a 30′ x 30′ patch. The perimeter of the patch was still on fire, flames about 4-6” high. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


415 14th Street, SE. Photo by Mary Baumgard

Thanks to Mary for sending. Capitol Hill Corner reported in November:

“Construction will take 24 months. During that time, Safeway will be closed.

The current Safeway will be demolished. The new Safeway will be 60,000 square feet – 10,000 square feet larger than the current store. The developer said that the new store will be “bigger, better, fresher.”

Updates as construction progresses.

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

Thanks to a neighbor for sending an update on the Coffee Controversy Brewing in Hill East:

“This morning’s interpretive closure sign (photo attached). The “Loaf Lounge” shock jock segments certainly have not gone unnoticed by neighbors in this residential spot.

The prior business, Mia’s, had some clouds too. It had been operating without a license since 5/2017. And the owner left unannounced.”

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