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

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

Winter(ish) is coming.

From a press release:

“The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District is pleased to announce the opening of the Canal Park Ice Rink for the 2017-2018 Winter Season in mid-November. Canal Park Ice Rink remains the only ice rink in the city with a unique figure-eight skate path and half a block from a metro stop. The Canal Park dancing water jets will be turned off by October 31st to permit ice rink construction, and the ice rink will open as soon as construction is complete.

The grand opening celebration is set for Friday, November 17th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, but the rink will be open regular hours that day as well. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo via BZA files

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

JP Morgan Moves to Protect Its Capitol Yards Real Estate

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront has found a powerful ally – JP Morgan Asset Management – in its protest of zoning relief for a proposed new apartment building at 100 K Street SE.

The 150-year-old multinational has hired local attorneys Holland & Knight to represent the interests of the property next door at 909 New Jersey Avenue SE, which it bought on behalf of institutional investors in 2012.

The developers of 100 K Street SE, GH Group LLC, are proposing to raze the auto body shop currently on the site and build a 12-story mixed-use building with 34 apartments. According to DC zoning, no window in a new residential building of this type shall be within 40 feet of existing windows. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

Ed. Note: GO NATS!!!


“Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that Metrorail will remain open an additional hour tonight for fans attending the Nationals/Cubs game at Nationals Park, as well as the grand opening of The Wharf development in Southwest DC, thanks to Exelon and Pepco.

The cost of the extended service – $100,000 – is being funded by Exelon, the parent company of Pepco.

After Metro’s regular closing time, four stations — Navy Yard-Ballpark, Waterfront, L’Enfant Plaza and Capitol South – will remain open for “entry only.” All other Metro stations will be available for “exit only.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

“Dear PoPville,

I had a really bothersome experience. I was out walking my dog in the navy yard area, the part where all the row houses are. I noticed about 4 teenager-ish kids hanging out at corner and they began to disperse as I was walking up the block. I wasn’t paying attention and had my earphones in, and I didn’t hear them say anything to me until I was past them, and so when I finally noticed that one of them had said excuse me and was trying to get my attention. At this point all four – two on a bike and two on foot – had come back to talk to me (they had made it like halfway across the street. I took my earphones out and this is the story they told me:

They said they saw a car hit a dog, stop, pick up the dog and put it in the public trash can on the corner of the block. They said they got the guys tag numbers and that some lady had already reported it and that they were trying to find out whose dog it was. They asked if I lived around here and said that I should look and see if I know the dog. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From Lonely Planet:

“The US is a dynamic country, and its most popular cities to travel to are constantly changing, in large part due to the sharing economy. Neighborhoods once avoided are suddenly hot spots for tech companies, emerging artists and entrepreneurs.

Following Lonely Planet’s list of the coolest neighborhoods in the world – which included Frelard in Seattle and Sunset Park in New York – the travel media company asked their US-based travel experts and Lonely Planet Locals for the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods in their cities:

  • Capitol Riverfront & Yards Park, Washington DC “One of DC’s most recent reincarnations, the former Navy Yard, a commercial wharf in the 19th Century, has been completely overhauled. Formerly one of the grittier parts of the US capital, the riverfront area began to change in 2008, when it became home to Nationals Park, DC’s major league baseball stadium. These days, there are more reasons to visit here than for sport alone; the entire waterfront precinct now features an attractive boardwalk, small riverside parks and a handful of top-notch eateries.” – Kate Armstrong


by Prince Of Petworth September 26, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

From the Nationals:

“The Washington Nationals announced today that tickets for 2017 National League Division Series games at Nationals Park will go on sale for Nationals Fan Club members on Wednesday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. (available for purchase online only). Fans can register for the Nationals Fan Club for FREE by visiting nationals.com/FanClub. Members will also receive exclusive content throughout the 2017 Postseason and into the 2018 season.

If any tickets are available after the Fan Club presale, National League Division Series tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for each game may be purchased either online at nationals.com/Postseason or by calling 888.632.NATS(6287) on a first-come, first-served basis. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Congrats to the Willow folks, good peeps.

From a press release:

“The Yards, the neighborhood of residences, restaurants and shops located next to the ballpark along the Southeast waterfront in Washington, D.C., today announced its newest retailer set to open this fall. Willow, the DC-based shop focused on stylish clothing and one-of-a-kind gifts, will occupy 1,100 square feet of retail space steps from the neighborhood’s best restaurants and recreation areas. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

All images courtesy of OMA+OLIN. Holy smokes!! Thanks to the folks from the 11th Street Bridge Park for sharing these amazing images. They note that they are “subject to change, but we’re making great progress!”

If they come remotely close to the renderings this is gonna be absolutely spectacular.


More images courtesy OMA+OLIN after the jump. (more…)


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