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by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I noticed that you distinguish between Capitol Hill, Hill East, H St NE, and Navy Yard. I was wondering, do you have a precise set of boundaries to divide these places from each other? For example, where exactly does Capitol Hill become Hill East? And where the dividing line between Capitol Hill and H St NE?”

I shall defer to the experts who live there!!

And free PoPville swag to anyone who draws up a map (or maps) after we get some sorta consensus. hahaha I know there will be no consensus but we’ll do the best we can. please email them to me at [email protected]

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2018 at 2:40 pm 0

Outside Navy Yard Metro, photo by Nick

From Metro Transit Police around 1pm:

“SUSPECT: This is the individual in the area of Navy Yard Station who is considered a person of interest in a stabbing that just occurred. Red hair, red pants. May have CUT himself during the incident. CALL 911 IF SEEN. DO NOT TAKE ACTION OTHER THAN CALLING POLICE.”

“Navy Yard additional: Incident occurred aboard a camera-equipped Green Line train traveling in the direction of Branch Ave. Prelim ID on victim is adult male, believed to be known to suspect. Suspect ran out of Navy Yard Station e/b out the New Jersey Ave exit toward CVS.”

“Navy Yard (update): Trains are now servicing the station, single tracking continues.”

Alan Henney reported:

“update: CRITICAL METRO STABBING- teenage male with slashed throat bleeding heavily, will be taken to trauma center shortly. Stabbing happened in Metro subway car currently at Navy Yard. Suspect fled out the station, possibly getting into an Uber.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

800 New Jersey Avenue, SE

hahaha thanks to Christopher for sending:

“Whole Foods is out here trying to invent new neighborhoods. “South Capitol Hill” is not a thing. If you’re south of I-695, you’re in Navy Yard. Them’s the rules.”

If I may – 1. I agree.
2. Whole Foods could call this area South East Shaw and people would still be excited about this opening.
3. I’d be curious to hear the perspective of the “Capitol Riverfront” on this one…

OK, from Whole Foods: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 1, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

202 M Street, SE

From sweet, sweet scuttlebutt in December 2017 to a sweet, sweet soft opening tomorrow!!
It’s no secret that I love Wiseguy Pizza – arguably the best slice of pizza in the District of Columbia. So, they could open in a cardboard box and I’d be excited about it. Well, I’m hyperventilating as I type this because the transformed Il Parco space is freaking beautiful. You can see for yourself in a sec but first let me quickly add the important stuff – soft opening tomorrow at noon [Tuesday] until the pizza runs out [stay tuned for regular hours], Counter Culture coffee and pastries will be kick off in it’s beautiful space starting in about a month. There will be beer. And when the weather warms up again there will be house made gelato. Congrats to Navy Yard, you are very, very lucky peeps.

Feast on the new space:

Many more photos (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“Hi friends! I’m sure you’ve heard about the devastating fire at Arther Capper Senior Building in Navy Yard last week. My friend Emi and I are organizing a fundraiser this Thursday, September 27th from 5pm–10pm at Mission in Navy Yard, and we would like to cordially invite you and your friends to help raise money to assist these seniors meet their immediate needs!

Arthur Capper Senior Building Fundraiser
Thursday, September 27th
Mission Navy Yard (1221 Van Street, SE)
*The event is family friendly until 8:30 pm.

We will be accepting cash, checks, Harris Teeter gift cards, and credit card donations on site, with 100% of donations going directly to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, who is coordinating and collecting donations for the residents. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Just a quick heads up to my Navy Yard peeps. A neighbor watched construction workers posting these signs right around 10am. She was questioning the fact that cars were already parked there. You can see it was printed yesterday and they literally posted them after the restricted time began. I’m fortunate enough to have garage parking, but just wanted to give a warning to anyone parked on I (eye) street, SE between half and 1st Street.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

Photo by Marta DH


“The Capitol Hill Community Foundation has partnered with the Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and ANC Commissioner Meredith Fascett to create a fund to accept donations and fundraise for the Capper Seniors who lost their homes in the fire that destroyed the 900 5th St. SE Capper Senior Building on September 19th.

Click HERE to Donate. Be sure to click on the “Athur Capper Seniors Recovery Fund” in the “designation” window so 100% of your generous donation can be distributed to the Arthur Capper residents. “

Marta writes:

“The Capper apartments this morning – the extent of the damage is very visible. @dcfireems appears to still be working on the scene.”

Photo by Deb Landau

From Alert DC:

“DC Public Schools reports Van Ness Elementary School will be closed Thursday, September 20, 2018 due to poor air quality from the nearby fire on Wednesday night. Updates for Van Ness parents and families are forthcoming.”

From Ward 6 CM Allen:

“Councilmember Charles Allen and staff are on-site currently at the fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Building at 900 5th St., SE to help displaced residents. From Councilmember Allen:

“We aren’t sure how the fire started at Arthur Capper Senior Building in Navy Yard. DC Firefighters needed to rescue a few residents via window from the higher floors. When neighbors saw there was smoke, they ran into the building and started alerting senior residents by knocking on doors. (more…)


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