by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

hahaha thanks to a reader for passing on from Craigslist:

“Take my old (never used) bidet (Columbia Heights)

Redid my bathroom which used to have a bidet in it. Plumbers pulled it out and it is currently sitting on my porch. It is in great condition and could be used for:

– Any and all 19th and early 20th century hygiene needs
– Modern installation art
– Venting your frustration at the world by smashing it to pieces, Office Space style
– Constructing an advanced birdbath

It’s yours if you can take it home. It’s solid porcelain so I’ll help you load it into your bidet-carrying machine.”

Sad update: “Someone responded to the CL post and picked it up on Friday!”

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser announced the four locations that will be included in Washington, DC’s response to Amazon’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for its second headquarters, Amazon HQ2: Anacostia Riverfront, Capitol Hill East, Shaw-Howard University, and NoMa-Union Station. The four locations were selected because they can provide the global tech giant with the greatest opportunity to create a world-class headquarters that supports the company’s need for decades of growth.

“These locations present an unparalleled opportunity for Amazon to create interconnected, transit-oriented, and sustainable campuses with access to riverfront and green spaces,” said Mayor Bowser. “Our city’s growing tech scene, talented and diverse workforce, rich culture, and inclusive environment already made Washington, DC an ideal location for Amazon HQ2, and now people can begin to think more specifically about how the tech company will fit into our community.”

Anacostia Riverfront

Riverfront Sports and Entertainment Hub Accessible by Land and Water

The Anacostia Riverfront proposal provides riverfront space along one of Washington, DC’s main waterways. It offers the best of two worlds: a breathtaking river corridor with more than 1,200 acres of parklands integrated into a high-density and transit-oriented community that is accessible by walking, biking, metro, ferry, or even kayak. The location includes Capitol Riverfront, which is five blocks from the United States Capitol, and encompasses the Yards Park and Buzzard Point neighborhoods. Capitol Riverfront is DC’s fastest growing neighborhood with 8,000 residents and a commuting workforce of more than 34,000. Home to Nationals Park and Audi Field, the area is a vibrant entertainment hub. A quick stroll across the soon-to-be-constructed, world-class bridge leads directly into Poplar Point, where consolidated building opportunities await along Anacostia Park.

Anacostia Riverfront provides a space where urban living meets water, people meet parks, and history meets progress.

NoMa-Union Station (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

Well these are awesome. Pprojections on the Freer Sackler Museum:

“Join us for a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures to celebrate the grand reopening of the Freer|Sackler. The IlluminAsia festival will transform the museums’ grounds with an Asian food market, interactive cooking and art demonstrations, live music by members of the Silkroad Ensemble, and creations by local and international artists. Inside, visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and innovative exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 9:15 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

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by Prince Of Petworth October 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

Thanks to Jill for sending:

“My husband and I are currently on vacation in Budapest and spotted this dockless bike share: Donkey Republic! Why on earth is the city not testing this one?!? Can’t think of a more perfect city for a Donkey Republic than DC. (Also enjoy the saddle with the a–, er, donkey…) Website shows they’re in many cities.”

If you spot a dockless bike in an odd location please send a photo in an email and mention where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Where’d You Find A Dockless Bike Today? is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth October 15, 2017 at 10:01 pm 0

From Trust for the National Mall:

“The Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service relocated the Lockkeeper’s House, the oldest structure on the National Mall, as part of a major restoration project that will transform the historic structure into a new educational site on the National Mall. Learn more and donate at www.nationalmall.org/lockkeeper”


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