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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.

by Prince Of Petworth March 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment

map
via google maps

From MPD:

“On March 9, 2016, at approximately 11:54am, First District officers responded to the 1200 block of First Street, Southwest, reference to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, numerous shell casings were located in the block. Additionally, several unoccupied vehicles were found damaged by gunfire. An adult male victim later arrived at an area hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hip. Lookout for a light gold or silver color Chevrolet Malibu or Cruze, 4 door sedan. The vehicle was occupied by four (4) black male suspects (all armed) wearing dark clothing. Following the shooting, the suspect vehicle fled eastbound on N Street, Southwest, towards South Capitol Street, Southwest.

Anyone with information about this offense is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. Information can also be sent via text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 23, 2016 at 9:45 am 4 Comments

flood
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From NPS:

“he National Park Service has begun a construction project to improve the aging and under-sized water distribution system in East Potomac Park. The project will replace several miles of water piping, backflow preventers, and fire hydrants for potable water and emergency use on the west end of the park, between the Jefferson Memorial and Buckeye Drive, SW. The $4 million project is expected to last approximately six months, and will improve water distribution in all National Park Service facilities in East Potomac Park south if I-395. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2016 at 10:05 pm 3 Comments

rice-bar
409 3rd Street, SW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“In old Quiznos space beside Golds Gym. Hopefully will be good. Still working on interior.”

Ed. Note: Rice Bar also has a location downtown at 1020 19th St, NW.

“Rice Bar has mastered the aesthetics of mixing. The experienced chefs excel in Bibimbap, which is truly the most popular food in Korean cuisine, reflecting the nature of Koreans, who like to blend and mix all things. Bibimbap is simply a bowl of white rice topped with a variety of cooked seasonal vegetables(Namul) together with cooked beef, beef tartare, or pan fried fish, and mixed with gochujang(fermented red pepper paste). The gochujang brings together the whole spectrum of tastes found in Bibimap.”

You can see their full menu here.

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