by Prince Of Petworth March 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

In September 2015, my wife and I bought our home in the Woodridge area of D.C. While it was further out than was ideal, the price was right and the neighborhood seemed up and coming. For the most part, the up and coming part remains true. However, there is an exception. A neighboring house is the blight of our existence in Woodridge. Further, it is the historic blight of many of our neighbors.

Here is some transactional history on this vacant and blighted fire, health, and safety hazard of a house: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2019 at 9:25 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Shooting at 0552 hrs in the 1700 block of Hamlin Street, NE. Lookout for B/M , 5’10”-5’11”, 20-30 years of age, 140 lbs, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, armed with gun.”

Fox5 reports:

“Police say one person is dead and another has been injured in a double shooting in Northeast D.C.”

Updates when MPD releases their official report.

by Prince Of Petworth January 2, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0

From GoFundMe:

“On January 1, 2019, our friend was shot in the head as an innocent bystander in NW DC. He is critically injured and will need surgery, rehabilitation time, and lots of medical care.

The last thing he, his girlfriend, his family, or his dog need to worry about is money. So if you’re able, please chip in what you can and share with your networks so we can help out. Thank you.”

“Dear PoPville,

Did you see this story of an innocent bystander getting shot in the head near Jackie Lee’s?”

NBC Washington reported:

“It appears that the victim in this case may have been an unintended target who was visiting one of the local establishments here,” police chief Peter Newsham said.”

MPD reported:

“On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, around 12:20pm, Fourth District units responded to the 100 block of Kennedy ST NW for a sounds of gun shots. Upon their arrival they observed a victim who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in critical condition. There is no usable lookout at this time.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.”

And unfortunately lots of other shootings reported yesterday. From MPD: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Amazing. On November 9th we learned that:

“an armed robbery occurred in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE at approximately 7pm on the evening of November 9th. The victim of the robbery was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun who took several items of value from the victim. After obtaining the items the suspect attempted to run to an awaiting vehicle, but the victim’s dog, who was in the car at the time of the robbery, jumped from the vehicle and attacked the robber. A second suspect waiting in the car fired a single shot, striking the dog.”

At that time all we knew as that the owner took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment of its injuries. I am happy to report that MPD has now let me know that “the dog is alive. He lost his eye but is now back with his owner.” It’s not much but I know many, myself included, were eager to learn how the hero dog was doing. That s/he is alive and back home is great news. Thanks to all for messaging me their concerns for the pup.

“Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information to 5-0-4-1-1.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0


via google maps

MPD tells me the owner took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment of its injuries. It’s unclear of the status right now but will update when/if more becomes known.

From MPD:

“Fifth District detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE at approximately 7pm on the evening of November 9th. The victim of the robbery was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun who took several items of value from the victim. After obtaining the items the suspect attempted to run to an awaiting vehicle, but the victim’s dog, who was in the car at the time of the robbery, jumped from the vehicle and attacked the robber. A second suspect waiting in the car fired a single shot, striking the dog. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE via Public Option

From an email:

“The Public Option is hosting a food popup/fundraiser tonight with Nomad Dumplings (making dumplings, fried rice, and fried noodles tonight 6:00-10:00pm)

With all proceeds going to the following cause:

“We are raising money for high school students in rural Honduras for the NGO @educate2envision. The fundraiser is to help send them to High School. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE via Public Option

Thanks to Travis for sending:

“The Public Option is celebrating its third anniversary this Friday. The bar will be giving away commemorative pint glasses, food, and cake to mark the milestone.”

From The Public Option:

“Public Option’s 3 Year Anniversary Party
Friday at 6 PM – 11 PM

Please join us to celebrate our 3rd anniversary alongside the best patrons in all of Washington, D.C.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


3176 Bladensburg Rd NE

Thanks to Trevor (and Matty) for sharing the good news:

“Right next to DC Brau a little gem just opened up and it’s golden.”


Photo by Trevor Martin

Check out Roaming Rooster’s menu here.

“In early 2015, Roaming Roosters was founded in Washington, D.C. by a family with a unique concept. The idea of a food truck with fried chicken that you could feel good about eating: free-range, grain-fed chicken served fresh every day. (more…)

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