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by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2018 at 10:00 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Last night just after midnight (1207 AM) First District Units responded to a 911 call for a shooting at 45 P Street SW. The units arrived quickly and found the victim on the stoop of 45 P Street SW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was conscious and breathing on the scene, but took a turn for the worst at the hospital and was pronounced dead.

If you have any information related to this offense, please contact Detective Christopher Bastian at 202-645-9600, or any member of the Homicide Branch. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone committing a homicide in the District of Columbia.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Thanks to Erik for sending:

“I just wanted to send an update about some lesser known, but super important updates here in SW. They have finally redone the curb on L’Enfant Plaza road, making a gradient instead of that 8″ curb. So it’s now much better for bike access to the pedestrian bridge connecting L’Enfant to Potomac Island (and it is now ADA accessible!). Also, they are painting green bike lanes, added stairs from Banneker Park to the Wharf, and now have the sidewalks done to the intersection at Maine and 9th St SW.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0


via eisenhowermemorial.org

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if anyone else in the PoPville community has heard anything about the Eisenhower Memorial going up in the southwest? I work for the Federal Government in the Southwest, and while I don’t work in the Department of Education building, I work right by there. There aren’t really any lunch options in the area besides the food trucks by the L’Enfant Metro. Due to the limited options, my coworkers and I generally get lunch from the food trucks and eat at one of the tables set out in front of the Dept. of Ed. While there is one other spot in the general vicinity to sit and eat lunch, it’s very limited. I just heard about the Eisenhower Memorial that is going up in front of the Dept. of Ed. and over the spot where we, and many of the other Federal Government employees in the area, eat their lunch on a daily basis. While I fully support a memorial to President Eisenhower, I’m a little miffed by the fact that it will effectively wipe out our only lunch spot in the vicinity. Has anyone else heard anything about this Memorial? It seems like it has been in the works for a while, but I only just heard about it.”

Ed. Note: In May Curbed reported:

“Eisenhower Memorial design revisions meet Commission of Fine Arts largely with disapproval

…a revised final design of the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial met with the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) with much discussion and largely more to be desired for. Still, the final concept of the design needs to be approved. This meeting was simply to approve the revisions to the design.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 11, 2017 at 10:55 am 0


409 3rd Street, SW rendering via Museum of the Bible

From a press release:

“Museum of the Bible, the 430,000-square-foot museum opening on Nov. 17 just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, announced today it will not charge a fee for general admission. Similar to the admission policies of other museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Bible will instead suggest a $15 donation, with guests under no obligation to pay anything. Museum of the Bible will also offer guests the ability to reserve timed-entry tickets. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm 8 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user nici161

“Dear Popville,

I just went to East Potomac Pool and it was closed and empty. Someone else who showed up confused said it was open last weekend. Although the DCPR website says it’s open, a mysterious tweet was dropped that says it’s closed for the season.

Any idea what is going on here/why it’s closed?”

From 2015:

“The existing pool and deck was built in 1935 and has exceeded its life cycle of 75 years.”

You can read some background on why extensive renovations were needed here.

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 Comment

Thanks to Lauren for sending:

“This hawk took down a squirrel right in front of USDA. Amazing!”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2017 at 11:00 am 16 Comments

Well this is awesome. Thanks to Julie for sending yesterday: “This visitor to USDA HQ!”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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