by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I walk to work via NY Avenue east to west and I’ve noticed that Lafayette Square is barricaded in the mornings more and more often. What’s the deal? The weird thing is, you would think it would be for heightened security reasons, right? Interestingly, it’s not necessarily barricaded when foreign dignitaries are staying at Blair House, so what gives? Why the nuisance? Why can’t they wait to barricade after the morning commuters have passed through? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Want to preface that it’s laughable now.

Here’s the lowdown:

It’s 9:30 PM Thursday and we walk over to City Center after our movie. We stop in the plaza where Fig & Olive + Del Frisco’s + DBGB are connected.

My girlfriend and I were hugging closely and kissing a bit and chatting affectionately. And then a security guard walks over and says “Excuse me. There’s no public displays of affection here.”

Us: “Really?”

Guard: “Yeah they just called it over the radio.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0


via google street view

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been living in the Mount Vernon Triangle area for many years now and as all these new buildings have popped up seemingly overnight, I’m left wondering what is going on with the corner of 6th and K NW? There’s this bizarre looking building that’s sort of dilapidated and on wooden stilt-like structures. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a late 1930s brick wardman style home with a flat rubber roof. After it rains I notice this small debris washes off the main roof onto the roof over our back room and eventually down the gutter. I don’t think it’s mortar because motar is usually finer as it erodes, this stuff is a little coarser than kosher salt. Given the number of similar houses in the area, I’m wondering if anyone knows what it is?”

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2019 at 11:15 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Dear PoPville,

Is it just me or did a lot of dc smell like there was an electrical fire yesterday? When I got off the metro at archives there were 4 firefighters in the metro. Then all day outside my office (right outside the metro) it smelled like some sort of burning chemical/electrical fire. Then I smelled it when I got off the metro after work at Georgia Ave.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear Popville, do you know the story about this building at 14th and Parkwood? Construction stopped years ago (on google map time lapse you can see construction started in 2014, and it’s been sitting like this since 2016). In an otherwise rapidly renovated area, why is this frozen in time? Wondering if it violates the height restriction because the door appears to be on the smaller street of Parkwood rather than on 14th. Does anyone know the story? Will it remain like this forever?”

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