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by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

OhBootsy sends us the letter above over the weekend:

“MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO 21ST ST NW?
Found this on my porch; losing 120 parking spaces on 21st St NW. Is this for real?”

DC Cycle Track’s website says:

“The purpose of this project is to identify a specific route for north- and south-running protected bicycle lanes between Dupont Circle, the western side of Downtown, and the National Mall that provides a safe environment for people biking of all ages and abilities on either 20 , 21 , or 22 Street NW. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


“It’s the glowing red thing just to the left of the Hilton. Seems to be on the same plane as the Old Post Office?”

“Dear PoPville,

Do you or Popville know of a building downtown that has a huge light cube on its roof? It’s possibly around 17th and Penn, but the perspective from my roof deck makes it hard to tell. Recently, it’s been lit up in red and white, and more recently it’s been green and orange stripes.

If anyone has an idea about what this could be, I’d appreciate it! It’s been driving us crazy.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone know anything about the abandoned bike chained to the awning pole in front of Lucky Bar on Connecticut? I see it every day going to and from work. It’s missing a rear wheel and I just thought maybe the owner took it to keep the bike from being stolen. Last night when I walked by, I noticed the proprietors of Lucky Bar have wrapped the poles in Christmas garland, including the abandoned bike. Sounds like there’s a interesting story there.”

Ed. Note: You say abandoned bike, I say Christmas miracle. Sounds to me like it simply the folks at Lucky Bar being awesome. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar as my Uncle Sig used to say.

Of course if there is some bizarre story – I’m all ears!!

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0


Photo via NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

From NASA:

“Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket was spotted over the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. this morning. For more stunning images, check out @nasahqphoto on Flickr.”

“The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC in this long exposure, as it launches from Pad-0A, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 10th contracted cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)”

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

Alan Henney with another gem last night:

METROBUS DISABLED AFTER STEERING WHEEL DETACHES– Massachusetts Ave at Ward Cir NW-DC. NO injuries. Need WMATA mechanic to respond.”

Jeff noted: “This backed up Massachusetts all the way to Macomb”

But Tony knows what’s up:

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