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by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

From The DC Department of Funk:

The DC Department of Funk is excited to announce our initial line up preview for the 2018 Day Fair, Music Festival and first-ever Showcase Concert. All performances take place Saturday, May 12 with the exception of our kickoff show collaboration the night before.

For the 5th year in a row the lineup includes some of the city’s best and most promising artists, as well as performers from around the country and world. This year’s festival features a large number of new faces who have either not been a part of the event in the past or have not played in a couple years. The 2018 festival will feature nearly 100 performances throughout the day taking place at the parade itself and nearly 30 other different performance area, venues and stages. Our initial list of performers include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0


1328 Florida Ave, NW Photos courtesy Ivy Wild

From an email:

Ivy Wild carries clean and organic skincare and makeup brands, including men’s skincare supplies. Many of the brands are also smaller, independent, women-owned businesses; many are highly eco-conscious and practice fair-trade and sustainable production.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

Found this flyer on my car and in my mailbox. In my eight years on U Street, this is a first. Kudos to MPD. Hope they find those a**holes. We love our LGBTQ neighbors.”

Ed. Note: I’ve seen these flyers distributed after homicides but this is the first one I’ve seen for an assault too.

Yesterday MPD released video of suspects assaulting two men on U Street while they “yelled homophobic slurs.”

A gofundme page has also been launched for the victims, which has raised over $11,000 in less than a day. Wishing both the victims a speedy recovery and hoping the reward offered expedites the capture of the assailants.

by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District seek the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects in reference to an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in the 2000 block of 10th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 12:31 am, two adult male victims were at the listed location when they were assaulted by three suspects. During the assault, the suspects yelled homophobic slurs. The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Members of our Special Liaison Branch are assisting with this investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this offense as potentially being motivated by hate or bias.

Suspect One (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0


via google maps

Thanks to all who forwarded this disturbing report from the Washington Post:

“Two men were attacked in the District’s popular U Street corridor early Sunday by assailants who yelled anti-gay slurs, said D.C. police, who are investigating the assault as a possible hate crime.

Police said the victims were assaulted by three men about 12:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of 10th Street NW, near the U Street Metro station.

The victims were hospitalized with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening — though little more was known about the attack.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2018 at 3:50 pm 0


1603 U Street, NW

From an email:

“Over the past three years, Whiskey Ginger has sought to bring great style to the U Street Corridor. Along the way, we’ve met a group of amazing customers, many of which are now considered dear friends. Unfortunately, the lease for the U Street location is about to end, and after a great deal of thought and careful consideration, we’ve made the emotional decision to close the shop as of April 22, 2018. The good news is, there’s still time to come see us! And, even after the U Street location closes, we will continue to serve our customers online through eCommerce channels.

As a way of saying THANK YOU for a great three years, we’re offering our loyal fans:

50% OFF
All Remaining Inventory

So please come and say hello before we close our doors! Quantities and sizes may be limited, but we have lots of great style we still want to share with you!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. While we bid a remorseful temporary adieu, we’re excited for the future and the next chapter. We promise to share it with you as it unfolds.”

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


Alley entrance to Maydan at 1346 Florida Ave, NW

Thanks to Charles for sending: “Quite a feather in the neighborhood’s cap!” You can see the glowing words from Food & Wine here.

Ed. Note: I don’t get out that often these days but I have been lucky enough to hit Maydan and it truly is an awesome experience. I also love their sister spot Compass Rose (14th and T St, NW). A well earned accolade indeed – congrats to all the folks behind Maydan’s success!

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 1753 U Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Modern & efficiency at it’s very best on historic U St. corridor. This converted victorian 1BR/1BA is smartly laid out w/ open floor plan kitchen-living combo, FB, s/s app, 5-burner gas stove, in-unit W/D & exposed brick. Low condo fee, pet friendly, & walkable to shopping, restaurants & much more! 5 min walk to Metro! WALK SCORE 97!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $449,900 ($197 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


Florida Ave between 8th and 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“JBG SMITH (NYSE:JBGS), a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, announces that a new collection of local retailers will be joining The Shay in Shaw. Located at the corners of 8th and Florida/U Streets NW, JBG SMITH first brought an eclectic and celebrated mix of retail and dining options to the neighborhood in 2015. Since then, a new enclave of DC-based options is slated to join the project.

New Retailers include: (more…)

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