Washington, DC


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!!

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Thanks to Elle for sending:

“Spotted outside of the Ronald Reagan Building at Federal Triangle for the Uber Elevate Summit — Uber Helicopter! Talking about safe operation of small aircrafts, delicery drones, and passenger vehicles in urban environments!

There’s been a lot of chatter over the years about helicopter noise…how will DC embrace this?”

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“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.”

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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 (unither.com). My best guess is some sort of “escape the room”, or a new speakeasy. Any insights?” Read More

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“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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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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A reader in this morning’s rant/revel writes:

“?: I saw something that looked like snow out of the window of my office building. My coworkers and i were shocked. Snow in May? I doubt it. I think something exploded and sent white debris to the grown but it looks crazy in any case.”

What the – thanks to Shelley for sending:

“seems as if multiple washing machines exploded on a rooftop in Chinatown this morning. Soapsuds/snowflakes are flying around everywhere. Any idea what’s going on?” Read More

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