by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2018 at 12:05 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser today announced new efforts to explore an autonomous vehicle (AV) program by establishing the Interagency AV Working Group to proactively prepare the District for AV technologies and ensure that AV deployment will benefit District residents and visitors. The working group is comprised of District agencies focused on transportation, disability rights, environmental issues, and public safety. Additionally, the Bowser Administration is partnering with the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) to release a Request for Information (RFI) for a AV pilot program on 10th Street, SW. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Last night at approximately 1130pm, the First District received a call for a shooting in the alley behind the 1000 block of 3rd St SW. An adult male was shot one time in the face by unknown suspect(s). The suspect(s) fled the scene in an unknown direction, and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he is expected to survive.

At this time we do not have any lookout for any suspect(s). If anyone has any information about this case, please contact the First District Detectives Office at 202-299-2025 or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. You may remain anonymous if you wish, but information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a crime of violence in the District of Columbia may make you eligible for a reward. Please reference case number 18014809.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 4th and G Street, SW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1825 / 1br – 620ft2 – Bright 1-BR in a great building in SW! Three blocks to The Wharf.

Bright, clean, 1-bedroom apartment with a modern, open kitchen, updated bathroom, built-ins, additional storage unit, and elfa (Container Store) custom closets. You’ll love calling this place home!

$1825 all utilities (water, gas, electric, heat, and A/C) included. Available March 1. ($500 first month rent credit with two-year lease).

Building has: a pool, full-size gym, yoga room, bike storage, and 24-hour front desk and fitness center. The unit will have new flooring and fresh paint.

The Southwest Waterfront neighborhood a great hidden gem in the city — walking distance to the Wharf, the National Mall, Capitol Hill and FOUR Metro lines.

You will be three blocks from “The Wharf,” (https://washington.org/visit-dc/the-wharf-washington-dc-things-to-do) a 300,000 sq. foot transformation of the Southwest Waterfront–shopping, entertainment and dining, including Hank’s Oyster Bar, Blue Bottle Coffee, District Doughnut, Shake Shack, Taylor Gourmet,Whiskey Charlie, Lupo Mariana, and the Anthem concert venue. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 24, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

Update from CM Allen’s office via OP:

“Thank you again for reaching out to our office. I have spoken with Matt, the Manager at Safeway. He was unaware of the signs, and didn’t know where they came from. He has taken them down, and is looking into why they were put up.”

“Dear PoPville,

This sign was post recently (I saw it yesterday, not sure how long it’s been there) at the Safeway at the Waterfront metro. I am sure this will impact certain racial and social groups disproportionately. I have alerted CM Allen’s office about this, but I hope other neighborhood residents will see this and voice their concerns as well.”

1100 4th Street, SW

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

When you rush at the end of a big project, some details inevitably go skittering away from you.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront is dealing with this inevitability now. The ANC negotiated many agreements which limited hours of operation of bars and restaurants at The Wharf, and now one found that its neighbor is allowed to stay open later and longer.

Specifically, La Vie (88 District Square SW) found that its neighbor The Brighton (949 Water Street) had negotiated an agreement with more desirable opening hours. (See table above for comparison of the two establishment’s settlement agreements.) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0

From Alert DC just before noon:

“DC Water reports a water outage in the area of U St NW between 17th St and Florida St NW affecting 40 homes. Estimated time of restoration is 10-12 hours. Please take all needed precautions.”


“Pepco reports a power outage in the Navy Yard and Southwest Waterfront neighborhoods affecting approximately 1240 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 8 pm. Please take all needed precautions.”

Update: 1:15pm

“Pepco reports a power outage in the Mount Vernon Square & Logan Circle/ Shaw neighborhoods affecting approximately 1600 customers. At this time, a restoration time is pending assessment.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

12th and N St, NW photo by Nicole

Thanks to David and Nicole for sending about 12th and N St, NW.

Photo by David 1am Saturday

3600 block Park Place, NW DCFD reported “We have requested @RedCrossNCR to Park Place NW Fire for 4 adults & 1 child displaced. Cause of fire remains under investigation.”:

And James Creek Marina Sunday night:

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

99 District Square, SW

From a press release:

“Following thirteen years of making locally-sourced, seasonal gelato and specialty coffee drinks in DC, Dolcezza’s ninth cafe introduces savory breakfast items and new desserts to its offerings at the Wharf.

Co-owners Robb Duncan and Violeta Edelman aim to create a space that will remain lively throughout the day, to be enjoyed by district locals and visitors alike. “The opening of the Wharf is a game-changer for the DC dining scene,” says Duncan. “We’re excited to have neighbors like Requin, Kaliwa, even The Anthem — and are looking forward to joining the local dining conversation with more options.” Those options include Southern-inspired biscuit sandwiches with fried chicken or eggs and bacon, steak and egg breakfast bowls, huevos rancheros, and more. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

At its regularly-schedule meeting December 11, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront voted to support a ban on the sale and operation of gas-powered leaf blowers in the District. The vote was unanimous with one abstention.

As reported on PoPville, the bill would outlaw the sale and use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the District after January 1, 2022. It was proposed by DC Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and championed by advocacy group Quiet Clean DC.

Cheh first proposed the bill in 2016. (more…)


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