by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From the Mayor’s Office:

“In anticipation of the District of Columbia’s Independence Day celebrations, the Bowser Administration will test the District’s Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system on Saturday, June 22, 2019, between 11 and 11:30 a.m. The purpose of this test is to evaluate the District’s ability to send information during an emergency to a targeted geographic area – in this case, the National Mall, where most of the July 4 festivities take place. (more…)

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

Photo from 14th Street by S.J.

Thanks to all who emailed/messaged. Apparently I picked an inopportune time for a quick walkabout. All is well!!

Check out some more action: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2019 at 11:15 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve seen you post about this (let’s call it a one-of-a-kind car) in Adams Morgan before, but I still see it around the neighborhood all the time and still don’t really understand what it is.

Is it like a political statement about carbon emissions? Maybe a nihilistic black cloud hanging over all of us? Would love to hear from the owner/someone who knows the origin story to figure out what exactly this structure is about.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

1735 Connecticut Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

There’s a new “business” at 1735 Connecticut Ave NW that seems like an obvious front. My first thought was the latest Dave Eggers reading room, but apparently not. The Googles connect this address to a very odd website ( My best guess is some sort of “escape the room”, or a new speakeasy. Any insights?” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone else ever noticed little piles of powder seemingly strategically placed along sidewalks around DC? I’ve lived here for less than two years but I see these piles all over town, in Southwest, Navy Yard, Downtown, and today in NoMa along L St and 2nd St NE. They are sometimes different colors, but always dropped in neat little piles all along sidewalks and buildings. What’s the deal?

A woman who saw me taking pictures told me she saw a man dropping the powder yesterday and thought it was for some kind of scavenger hunt?”

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by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

alley off of Leroy Place, NW near Connecticut Ave

“Dear PoPville,

Neighbors saw him in front of a residence that is a airbnb in the area that is known for hosting unusual events. They remember seeing this in front of the house when they also saw people dressed up. Its still there!! We don’t know what to do with it and trying to confirm where it came from. Maybe someone else in the neighborhood can clarify this mystery. Thank you!”


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