by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0


1934 8th Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on from Kyirisan:

“It is with great sadness that we announce Kyirisan will be closing, our last service will be Thursday April 18th. Thank you for welcoming us to the neighborhood and sharing so many moments with us these past three years. Come on by to grab one last order of wings, scallops, and duck! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2019 at 3:40 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

A reader reports a shooting/shots fired around 3pm at 8th and R St, NW.

From ALert DC:

“MPD reports the 1700-1800 Block of of 8th Street, NW is closed in both directions due to police activity. Please avoid the area.”

Also from MPD around 3:15pm:

“Shooting at the intersection of Holbrook and Queen Streets, NE. No lookout”

Update from MPD:

“Earlier this afternoon members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 1500 Block of Holbrook St NE. Officers located two adult male victims. The first victim sustained a gunshot graze wound to the abdomen and a gunshot wound to the leg. The second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Both victims were transported to area hospitals and are in stable condition. The Fifth District Detective’s Office is currently handling this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this offense are urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or via text 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 12, 2019 at 11:45 am 0


Photo by Rose Collins, courtesy Hazel

From an email:

“Chef Robert Curtis has created a menu of Middle Eastern-influenced tacos and snacks, including “Urfa Hot” Chicken with toum; Pilpelchuma Pork, pickled onions, zhug; and Smoked Lamb, sumac onions, Aleppo aioli (among others). The patio menu will be complemented by beer selections from Greg and a cocktail list by Nick Farrel – expect brews from The Veil & Bluejacket, and frozen cocktails that include a “Friesling Margarita.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I had a bad experience with my (well-behaved, chill) dog on Howard University Sunday around noon. We were walking through campus when a group of students started screaming at us that dogs weren’t welcome on campus. One girl yelled, “This a closed campus, I’m going to call the cops on you.” The students continued to scream at us and follow us for around five minutes.

Is there a policy against dogs at Howard? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

Thanks to all who forwarded the petition from change.org by Ronald Moten and Dr. Natalie Hopkinson:

“The record store and cell phone carrier at the corner of Georgia and Florida Avenue NW (U Street) has been playing D.C’s indigenous Go-Go Music since the late 1990s. Neighbors in newly constructed condos across the street pressured the city and then T-mobile, to force the owners to stop playing the music. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Wondering if any readers can help me with some good old fashioned sleuthing.

I’ve been cycling in the city for about 6 years now and had my first wreck after a run in with a metro bus. I’m hoping someone onboard witnessed what happened.

On Monday, April 1st around 6:15pm I was biking northbound on Rhode Island Ave NW just past 6th St NW when I noticed the metrobus behind me (likely G9, given the time/place, but I didn’t see the number) was getting pretty close to my rear tire and traveling as a faster speed than I was. The light at New Jersey was green, and I don’t believe the bus driver saw me as they sped up to continue thru the intersection (I was on the right hand side of the right lane since bikes share the road on this part of Rhode Island Ave). Rather than get rear-ended on a bike, I attempted to avoid a crash by entering the driveway of the Valero, but the uneven ground caught my tire and sent me flying. The bus continued on without stopping, and I got a 1-way ticket to the ER, complete with a broken elbow, sprains, and a pretty impressive black eye. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2019 at 10:15 am 0


2130 8th Street, NW

From a press release:

DC-Based, Woman-Owned Small Business to Occupy Former Bazaar Spices Storefront

The Neighborgoods will open the doors of its first retail store in the Atlantic Plumbing building in Washington DC’s Shaw neighborhood (2130 8th St NW) by the end of the month. The store will showcase the fun-loving, colorful brand’s locally made food-themed signature products such as dish towels, tote bags, greeting cards, magnets, baby onesies, and more.

In addition, they will carry a curated selection of home goods and gifts that are sure to bring smiles to your faces and brighten homes. The Neighborgoods will be a one-stop-shop to pick up witty and unique gifts for any and all occasions. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’m sickened by the events that took place in my neighborhood Saturday night. The police were called several times by multiple sources and this party was allowed to continue on for hours before ending in a nasty street fight in the intersection of Rhode Island and 6th NW. (more…)

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