by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

“The map of Lithuanian Washington is accessible here.”

From a press release:

“This first-ever map of the Lithuanian-American heritage has been funded by the Lithuanian government to commemorate its centenary, to be celebrated this week.

Among the key featured Lithuanian locations of Washington is the Our Lady of Šiluva chapel in the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception. According to the leader of the mapping project Augustinas Žemaitis, “The chapel is arguably the single most extensive Lithuanian artwork in the Americas. It includes a lot of secular symbols in addition to the religious ones, serving as a visual guide to the Lithuanian history”.

Washington also hosts the world’s oldest Lithuanian embassy and the grave of one of the nation’s most famous poets Henrikas Radauskas, who fled the Soviet occupation to America. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

How cool would it be if with your help…I found Bryan today. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“Help me find Bryan.” It’s a missed connection. Met on Friday at U Street Music Hall. Here’s a dorky pic of us b/c I was excited he was a Milo Ventimiglia lookalike. DC is tiny, anyone recognize him? Originally from NY area. If Bryan doesn’t want to be found, so be it. #FindBryan”

by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

Ed. Note: D.C. proper’s Jewish population is 57,300 out of nearly 700,000 or about 8%. The percentage of the Jewish population in the whole U.S. is between 1.7% and 2.6%.

From The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington:

“The Jewish community in the Greater Washington, DC region is the third largest and one of the fastest growing in the United States, with Jews constituting roughly 6% of the area population, according to the just-released 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study.

Funded by The Morningstar Foundation and conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University, the study employed innovative, state-of-the-art methods to create a comprehensive portrait of the characteristics, attitudes and behaviors of Greater Washington’s Jewish community. The report incorporated both local and national trends and developments.

The study can be found in its entirety here.

The first comprehensive study of the area to be conducted since 2003, the study found that Greater Washington is home to nearly 300,000 Jewish adults and children in over 155,000 households. That is an increase of roughly 80,000 Jews, or 37%, to the area in the last 15 years. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 26, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

I can’t stop watching this insanity from h22hatchEG6:

Obviously they borrowed the car without permission and were just trying to bring the odometer back to the original mileage.

by Prince Of Petworth January 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

hahaha I love Craiglist (and my readers) volume 1140:

Ukulele/associated aesthetic and dead dreams – $50

“The manic pixie dream girl shtick never really worked for me so I’m here to sell you a perfectly good Kala soprano ukulele. And I don’t want to see you crooning with this in my local coffee shop, either. This uke is not for hipster bullshit. This is a beautiful instrument for shame-playing scales in the safety of your own room.

Specs: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

hahaha I realize that’s a West Virginia (?) plate but it was spotted in D.C.!! Covfefe feels like a million years ago. Thanks to Eileen for sending from Meridian Hill Park.


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