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by Prince Of Petworth January 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


“Dear PoPville,

We worked directly across from the FBI building downtown and at random times throughout the day, with no rhyme or reason, strobe lights start going off in certain rooms in the FBI building. We have always wondered what is going on in there. Without knowing the answer, our minds are running wild with theories! Is it some type of emergency light, do people have to work under those lights everyday, is there something more sinister going on?”

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Thanks to Emily for sending on Saturday:

“They hoisted this police car into the building. I guess for a historic reason (I mean I’d hope …) but have no idea what. Maybe readers know?

Video at end also shows the ridiculous decay of the building that isn’t visible from the street – under no circumstances should rebar be visible.”

935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Video after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Do you happen to know what that incessant loud banging in the dupont area is? If it werent happening over and over for days, i would think it was a car crash. Found this (photo above) and it might be the culprit at the corner of 20th and Florida, next to Glen’s market, skanska construction.

I should clarify that I’m not complaining per se, but would prefer they knock it off after 7pm.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

Photo by FstrBtrStrngr

FstrBtrStrngr writes:

“every tow truck in the city just rolled through Chinatown. Horns blaring and blocking traffic What is going on?”

Lisette writes:

“It’s like a steady parade of them driving east on h st honking nonstop”

UPDATE: Charlotte sends video:

“Any clue what these tow truck protests down by gallery place were all about? I missed it on the video but before this there was one pulling a coffin – and a banner saying something about pulling over for first responders??”


by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Been getting tons of messages like this one:

“They have 16th street blocked off in front of the hotel and a huge police presence. I couldn’t get a picture from the bus….”

Photo courtesy Shan

Jacob notes:

“cops outside St. Regis didn’t know who was causing the shutdown, but spotted a Turkish flag in the window of a black car out front”

Steph says:

“It’s the prime minister of Turkey.”

Can anyone confirm it’s the PM (last visit didn’t go so well).

MPD Traffic reports a “visiting dignitary”:

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

Photo by Elisabeth Fox

Got tons of report from all over the District last night.

Thanks to all who messaged and to Erica who solved the mystery first:

“There is an air show third weekend. Practice time. @JBAAirShow (Joint Base Andrews presents a free public air show featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and entertainment for all ages Sept. 16-17, 2017.)”


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