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

“Dear PoPville,

The neighbors in central Shaw could use your help seeking advice from the community on how to deal with a dangerous intersection in our neighborhood:

There was another accident at the one-way stop at 8th and Q NW on Monday–this time, an SUV ended up on the sidewalk and mangled a treebox and another vehicle. Both drivers were thankfully OK. An SUV traveling south on 8th (turning left onto Q) hit a Prius traveling east on Q. (8th St. traffic has a stop sign; Q St. traffic does not.) The driver of the SUV said she did not realize cross traffic doesn’t have a stop sign, so she entered the intersection expecting the Prius to stop.

This intersection has long been a hazard, with accidents and daily near-misses between vehicles, bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians. Residents have made multiple appeals to the city to install a stop sign on Q St. to improve the safety of the intersection. In March, at the request of the local neighborhood association, Councilmember Allen wrote a letter to Director Marootian requesting conversion of this intersection to an all-way stop, but we have yet to receive a reply from DDOT regarding this. We also brought this to the attention of the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations & Service, during two walk-through visits and multiple emails over the past few years, also to no avail. Vision Zero? More like Zero Vision.

A few additional factors make this one-way stop particularly hazardous: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


1314 1/2 9th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

Green Almond Pantry (in the old Seasonal Pantry spot on 9th St) looks closer to opening! They have merchandise and a cute sign displayed in the window. We were over at Sushi Capitol on Saturday and the folks there said that Green Almond is in the process of doing menu-testing and expects to open “soon.”

STAY TUNED for an exact opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

From an email:

“As summer turns to fall, the community served by Shaw Dog Park at 11th & R Streets NW, will paws to reflect and celebrate our 10th Anniversary! In celebration of this important milestone, DC’s first official dog park, the Shaw Dog Park Association is holding its 4th annual Howl-O-Ween party with a costume contest and raffle. It is a free event for park users and their pups at the Park on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo Credit: Karlin Villondo Photography

From a press release:

“Drink Company’s signature Pop-Up Bar (PUB) experience returns for fall with the Death Becomes Us PUB, hosted in partnership with Brightest Young Things.

Launching Thursday, October 11, the new true crime-inspired bar will feature three chilling vignettes devoted to some of the most heinous — and most famous — cases in history. (more…)

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