Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

For the past week I have been trying to find out what is going on with the East Potomac Park pool. You posted about the unknown status of the pool earlier this week. I have now received a response from DPR. I’m sad to share that they are filling in the pool with dirt and it seems that the pool may never be completed. DPR directed me to the updated project page which states “It has become necessary to demobilize and stabilize the East Potomac Pool project due to deteriorating site conditions from significant and unforeseen groundwater intrusion that ultimately made the continuation of the project both safety and cost prohibitive. Read More


Laura writes: “Did you hear they’re filling in the pool to expand the golf course… How many city residents are going to play the golf course versus miss that fabulous pool?”

And John sends the photo above: “looks like pool being filled in? Any word on this?”

Last we check in December 2019 it looked like it was still being dug out. Plans were to open last summer but obviously that was way off target. Perhaps more info will become available as part of the new golf deal with National Links Trust. Updates as we learn more.



hahaha thanks to a reader for sending from SW.


“This is my house and it’s hysterical that I made PoPville.I have the same address as BWW except I’m SW and they are SE.We were getting a minimum of 10 doorbell rings a night from delivery drivers despite the fact that my house is obviously not a BWW.” Read More


If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. Please let me know where/what neighborhood you found it in too. Thanks.

Thanks to Scott for sending this awesomeness:

“Here’s a milk bottle I found last weekend when I squeezed into my ridiculously tight crawlspace to repair some holes. Shimmying my way out I passed by this sticking out of the dirt. From what I found, H.L. Alden was a milk dealer in the 1910’s-20’s based out of 211 10th St. SW. Read More


via google maps

From MPD 9:15pm Sunday:

“1D officers are currently on the scene of a shooting in the 1300 block of 1st St SW. An adult male suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 1300 block of 1st St SW is currently closed to traffic. Any witnesses are encouraged to call 202-727-9099 or anonymously text 50-411 with information.”

via google maps

“On 3/30/20 at approximately 0048 hours, officers from the First District responded to the intersection of 5th and L Street SE for the sounds of gunshots. On the scene, officers located firearms evidence and were also notified that a window of a residence in the 1000 block of 5th Street SE had been struck by a bullet. Read More


Val reports: “the Syphax Gardens housing projects in SW are currently on fire.”

Alert DC reports: ” MPD reports 2nd St between Q St and Delaware Ave SW is closed. The 100 block of P St SW remains closed. Please use alternate routes.”

From DC Fire and EMS: “Update Working Fire 100 block P St SW. Both victims rescued from 3rd floor fire apartment by #DCsBravest. 1 brought down portable ladder & 2nd removed via interior. 1 patient now critical with potential life threatening injuries. 2nd is stable non life threatening injuries.


Thanks to Amanda for capturing this dumpster fire of a parking job:

“This gem in SW made it about 36 hours.”

Not quite as entitled as the previous examples we’ve seen this week but, well, I can’t really think of a scenario for parking like this unless you are blind drunk or waaaaay to old to be driving. Remind me to tell you a story about the later that I witnessed a couple weeks ago.


Photo by Reema Desai

From an email:

“The concept will be opening an outpost called America Eats at DC United’s Audi Field! America Eats will feature signature menu items including Pimento Grilled Cheese, Sloppy Joe, Half Smoke with local sausage, creole mustard, sliced tomato, and pickled onions, and French fries. The outpost will open for D.C United’s first game of the season against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, February 29th and will be open for the remainder of the season.”


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