by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

Thought this, GW Hospital says helipad needed to save lives, but some Foggy Bottom residents are furious, might be something worthy of discussion. Looks like the West End Citizens Association is opposed to a medevac helipad at GW (one of only two Level 1 trauma centers in DC) because of concerns “not only about the noise but also the the helicoper’s vibrations damaging their historic rowhouses.” For folks who choose to live within a mile of the White House (and near the flight path of the much larger helicopters that land on the South Lawn almost daily), this seems beyond callous and petty.

(For what it’s worth, I’m a Bloomingdale homeowner and my rowhouse–though likely less “historic”–doesn’t seem to mind the “vibrations” from the helicopters flying to Washington Hospital Center. And although helicopter noise is not ideal, I gladly accept it as an unavoidable consequence of living in DC. I wouldn’t dream of complaining that medevac flights for the critically injured disturb my beauty sleep.)”

by Prince Of Petworth August 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

You can see some renderings here.

“Address:2601 Virginia Ave
Neighborhood:Foggy Bottom
Property Type:Mixed-Use
SF:145,000 (140,000 of Residential and 5,000 of Retail)
# of Units:250
Project Status:Pre-Development
Completion Date:August 2018”

Thanks to Joan for sending: “Also – here’s a fun promo piece from back in the day (with the river on the wrong side of it…)”

by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments

This rental is located at 950 24th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$3460 / 1br – 1ft2 – Luxury Apartments near Georgetown (Foggy Bottom/GWU)

Fully-furnished with luxury finishes and high-end amenities, Varsity on K offers an outstanding living experience in the heart of one of DC’s most dynamic neighborhoods.

Located just a 5-minute walk from Foggy Bottom Metro station, our residents enjoy convenient access to public transportation along with a host of highly-rated shops, restaurants, grocery stores, nightlife and historical attractions.

A short walk to Georgetown, Dupont Circle, the White House, World Bank, IMF, FBI, the Kennedy Center and several embassies, Varsity on K puts the world at your doorstep.

Details (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 24, 2017 at 2:40 pm 3 Comments


A reader reports:

“Looks like Bindaas will be opening a location soon at 20th and Pennsylvania Ave where Johnny Rockets was previously located. They opened one in Cleveland Park last summer.”

More info and menu from the original here:

“Bindaas was created as a nod toward Indian street food and culture.”

20th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth January 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 27-29, 2017 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Buses replace Orange and Blue line trains between McPherson Square & Rosslyn, see below for details
Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red Line trains will operate every 9-18 minutes
Silver Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only

Red Line
Trains every 9-18 minutes | 10:00PM Friday until closing Sunday

Single tracking between Medical Center & Grosvenor to allow for joint elimination, grout pad rehabilitation, leak mitigation and rail, fastener & stud renewal.

Red Line trains will operate:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 18 minutes.
Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: every 9-10 minutes between 9:00AM-9:00PM

Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Rosslyn & McPherson Square | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday

Orange Line trains will operate in two segments:

Between Vienna & Rosslyn every 15 minutes
Between McPherson Square & New Carrollton every 15 minutes

Foggy Bottom and Farragut West stations will be closed. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm 32 Comments

18 Snows Ct NW

This house is located at 18 Snows Court, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“New to market, rarely available end unit in historic Foggy Bottom. Charming, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, wood burning fireplace, private garden sitting area. Quiet city living. Updated kitchen. Laundry in unit. Pella windows and doors. HVAC upgraded in 2014. Perfect pied-~-terre.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $650,000.

by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm 4 Comments


A reader reports:

“I was by the food trucks at GW (22 and H) and there was a loud boom – I think a fuel tank exploded. The truck caught fire and there were massive flames. The street was filled with people and I hope no one was hurt.”

Another reader reports at 2:05pm:

“Pictures taken from my desk. Lots of sirens. Not sure what is on fire but it’s right in the middle of GW campus.”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Food Truck fire -21st and H Streets, NW At least 3 burned patients will be transposed from the scene.”



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