by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


2900 block of Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Joseph Motta

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department, Second District announce that on April 12, 2019, approx. 1715 hours, the Second District responded to a call for a suspicious package in the 2900 block Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. Vehicles and pedestrian traffic were ceased in all directions in the 2700 to 3300 block of Connecticut Avenue Northwest. Subsequently, the suspicious package was deemed to be safe, and all vehicles and pedestrian traffic have been restored.”

From MPD:

“At approximately 5:15 PM, members of the Third District attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2600 block of 11th Street NW. The vehicle, which was determined to have been reported stolen, fled from the scene of the traffic stop and was last seen heading towards Columbia Heights.

Additional units responded to the area to search for the vehicle and located it traveling northbound on 14th Street NW. When the vehicle observed the marked MPD units, it again attempted to flee but struck 2 metro buses. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 4, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


3001 Connecticut Ave., NW

“Dear PoPville,

The Zoo fencing plan is back at the National Capital Planning Commission.  The TSA-style security gate is gone from the front entrance (yay!), but the ridiculous fencing everywhere else remains.  Comments are due by noon on Wednesday!

Here’s what I got from NCPC:

At its Thursday, March 7 meeting NCPC will review revised preliminary and final site development plans for supplemental perimeter fencing at the National Zoo.

The project was original submitted for approval in July 2018, when the Commission postponed action due to outstanding questions from the public and Commission regarding the need for the enhanced security measures. The Smithsonian Institution indicated that this revised submission responds to feedback received from local leaders, civic groups, and the public. Major changes include the elimination of permanent security screening pavilions from further consideration.

The Executive Director’s Recommendation is available online, as is the final agenda. Both may also be accessed from https://www.ncpc.gov/. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm and be streamed live at https://www.ncpc.gov/live/.

If you wish to provide comments on this revised submission, or register to speak on the submission, you may do so through noon on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Further information is available here: https://www.ncpc.gov/participate/guidelines/.

NCPC Office of the Secretariat

And here’s a copy of what I just submitted: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

President’s Day Scream:

“Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:20 AM – 9:45 AM
Duke Ellington Bridge
Connecticut and Calvert Street NW

Around the country, people gather and scream. They call this “catharsis”.

Research shows a complicated connection between the part of the brain that processes language (prefrontal cortex and other areas) and the part of the brain that processes emotions (amygdala), and it’s completely possible that catharsis actually makes aggression worse.

Anyway. I still have things to yell about.

We’ll meet at the Calvert Ave Bridge (between Connecticut Ave NW and 18/ Columbia Street NW) 9:20, scream over the bridge at 9:30, and then be on our way. People can go have brunch or something. I’ll probably go for a run.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 2401 Calvert Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1602 / 460ft2 – Great Studios Available December! 2 MONTHS FREE! Metro! Parking ! Cats

SPECIAL- 2 MONTHS FREE RENT w/14 MONTH LEASE!

GREAT STUDIOS AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH DECEMBER w/UTILITIES INCLUDED!
STUDIO PRICES STARTING AT $1602** (460-510 sq. ft.)
ACROSS THE STREET FROM WOODLEY PARK METRO!

Welcome to this great apartment community located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of NW, DC. Situated just across the street from the Woodley Park Metro, this community offers spacious studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartment homes.

Studio floor plans offer two sizes of one perfect layout. Furniture friendly L-shaped living space allows you to make three distinct living areas in your home. Three large closets, including a walk in closet, allow you to live organized and clutter free.

Centrally located in DC with access to every place you want to be. Enjoy the city lifestyle just outside your door, then come home to your spacious apartment. Be welcomed with a chocolate and a smile by your front desk concierge. Enjoy gorgeous light and views from oversized windows. Relax in your home knowing our 24 hour staff is there for you. Meet friends and neighbors at the sundeck, sunroom, fitness center, business center, outdoor terrace or one of the regular socials.

Steps from the shops, restaurants, and entertainment that make the D.C. lifestyle so full of possibilities. Enjoy a stroll along historic Connecticut Avenue, visit the nearby Smithsonian’s National Zoo, take a bike ride in Rock Creek Park or enjoy a meal at a nearby outdoor café or restaurant in neighboring Adams Morgan.

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– Ceiling Fans*
– Central Air Conditioning
– Dishwashers*
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COMMUNITY FEATURES:
Across the Street from Woodley Park Metro (Red Line)
Across the Street from Rock Creek Park
Short distance to The National Zoo
Moments from the shopping, dining and nightlife of Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle
24-Hour Resident Business Center
24-Hour Fitness Center
24-Hour Front Desk
Community Newsletter and Social Activities
Controlled-Access Entry System
High Speed Internet; Verizon FiOS available
Online Rental Payments
Onsite Management, 7 Days a Week
On-Site, 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance Staff
On-Site, 24-Hour Laundry Center
Outdoor and Garage Parking
Outdoor Terrace with Grills
Reserved Bike Room and Free Bike Racks
Rooftop Sundeck and Sunroom
Concierge and Signed Package Acceptance and Taxi Procurement
Zip Car On-Site

*Parking Available- Subject to Availability. Outdoor Lot: $160/month. Garage Parking: $190/month
*Cats Welcome- Maximum 2 allowed with $250 non-refundable pet fee. Sorry, dogs not allowed
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by Prince Of Petworth November 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0


courtesy Friends of the National Zoo

From Friends of the National Zoo:

“Visit the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for its annual holiday lights festival, ZooLights, powered by Pepco. ZooLights is a free event, and this year half-a-million environmentally friendly LED lights will illuminate the Zoo for 37 nights–from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Guests can look forward to some new eye candy at Gingerbread Village, a magical area of frosted cookies and lollipops, giant gingerbread people cut-outs and a gingerbread throne perfect for friend-and-family photos. Visitors also can pause outside the Elephant Community Center to see a dazzling laser-light show, sponsored by Pepco, or board the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Choo-Choo, sponsored by Metro by T-Mobile, for a journey around the Kids’ Farm. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 26, 2018 at 10:00 am 0


Photo by PoPville Flickr user brunofish

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced five new pick-up/drop-off pilot locations following the successful Connecticut Avenue Pick-up/Drop-off Zone Night Life Pilot. Following a 30-day notice and comment period, the Administration will launch the new 24-hour passenger and commercial loading zones in high-demand areas.

“Our goal with the expansion of this pilot is to reduce conflicts between vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists,” said Mayor Bowser. “By rethinking how we move people and goods between the street and the sidewalk, we can better adapt to a changing transportation landscape and find new ways to work together to meet our Vision Zero goals.”

The new pilot locations will be exclusively used for pick-up/drop-off and commercial loading 24 hours a day. (more…)

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