by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm 0

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

Wally is a gorgeous snow white fellow who found himself looking for a forever home at the tender age of 9 years young. It’s high time that Wally finds a safe and loving home to call his own. He is an affable, sweet, and somewhat goofy guy who is looking for a great place to spend his senior years. He is sociable, easy-going, and super friendly! Wally might have a bit of a hearing problem (or he has the tendency to ignore us while we coo sweet nothings in his ear…), but he doesn’t let this affect his sweet disposition or his enjoyment of life- it just means that he needs a bit of special understanding. Please contact Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation if you’d like to meet this fantastic gentleman: [email protected].

“Casie Cat” is a beautiful, 4-year old calico with a “perma-kitten” face. Her foster parents say she’s a purr machine! Independent but affectionate, Casie wants to be in the same room as her humans. She’s very communicative and will thank you with cute chirps at mealtime. Casie is also a wonderful contradiction: a gorgeous long-haired cat who seems to hardly shed. Her ideal forever home won’t have other furry pets or children. To learn more about how to visit or adopt Casie, please check out her webpage at http://kingstreetcats.rescuegroups.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=11205729 or contact her friends at King Street Cats, [email protected].

Robert the Orange – Robert is a sweet, loving little guy. He is very friendly and playful and always wants to be in the middle of the action. He loves head and ear scratches. Robert loves to play with any type of toy, from a feather on a stick, to a ball, or a stuffed animal. He loves the laser and loves to explore. He loves to be with his human. He’ll sit outside the bathroom, waiting for you, and if the door is open, he’ll come right in, looking for head scratches. If you need a break from playing, he’ll happily sit in the window, watching everything going on outside and when you call him, he’ll run right over for more playtime. He is happy to sit in his brown paper bag and pretend it is his tiger cave. He would love to have another cat or dog to play and snuggle with in his new home. Please contact Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation to meet Robert:  [email protected].

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Rendering photo by David McAuley

“We’re having a conversation about something that’s already done,” one Columbia Heights resident said. “You all have already decided without community input.”

The resident expressed the opinion of many who attended the Ward One Community Town Hall Meeting at Rita Bright Family and Youth Center (2500 14th Street NW) last night (January 18). The resident’s anger was directed at the December 7, 2017 announcement by Mayor Bowser to construct a 50-unit “family homeless shelter” on the site of the community center. More than 200 local residents filled the gymnasium and made so much noise during the post-presentation question-and-answer session that the presenters had to threaten to end the meeting prematurely.

However, the residents first sat quietly while Ward One Council Member Brianne Nadeau spoke briefly, and then Kristy Greenwalt, Director of DC’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, and Brian Butler, project manager from the DC Department of General Services, made a presentation about the proposed construction. Many of the details seemed unchanged from last month’s announcement: for example, there are 35 planned short-term family housing units and 15 senior permanent supportive housing units. The presenters showed slides portraying the general massing of the proposed project, but emphasized the slide did not represent the final design, which had not been decided.

The presenters also promised that the Rita Bright Center would remain on the site and be fully renovated as part of the project. Butler said that, although “the goal and aim is to keep this site open” during the entire construction process, DC “may have to shut some parts for upgrades”. In response to later questions, Butler clarified that the plan might be to shut down one part of the center for renovations while allowing another part to remain functioning.
The 200+ attendees became unruly during the post-presentation question-and-answer session. Although a man with a microphone went from person to person who wished to ask a question or express an opinion, it was often difficult to hear them over the angry shouts from the crowd.

Among the objections were: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 18th and Wyoming Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1475 / 2br – 1035ft2 – roommate wanted in historic wilmington apt

Looking to fill one bedroom (with its own bath) in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Adams Morgan apartment. Lease is 6 months but can be extended. Room is available starting February. The unit was renovated in 2012 and has all of the features of a true luxury condo.

Condo amenities: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0


“Dear PoPville,

Here’s a video showing a team of guys stealing a bag from a car parked in Shaw. This happened Monday around 3:40pm. Hopefully MPD has asked that bike share company for the account information used to rent the bike.”

Of course it seems possible…: “Here is a dockless bike share seen last night outside safeway on the Hill. This guy must have really wanted it to bother spray painting it like that. He forgot the back of the seat though.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

We live in a rowhouse in Petworth and it appears our neighbor is renting out the alley space behind their house to one of the dockless bikeshare companies called Ofo. Every other day another batch of 7-8 bikes shows up on the small strip of land between their fence and the street. The bikes are occasionally blocking traffic in the alley and can make it difficult for other neighbors to park.

Is this legal? Can one rent out this space to a private company? If they don’t have a permit, would DCRA or DDOT be the enforcement agency in the District to deal with these bikes? Any advice your readers have would be helpful.”

by PoP Sponsor January 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm 0

The weekend is here and so is this featured event for Saturday, as submitted to our event calendar.

NOH8 Photo Shoot in Washington, D.C.
Saturday 2-4 p.m.
W Washington DC (515 15th Street NW)

Join W Washington DC to be featured in the #NOH8Worldwide campaign, promoting equal human rights globally. Arrive in a white t-shirt to have your photo taken while you enjoy $10 cocktail specials in the Living Room. RSVP here.

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

507 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Local food companies, Cassava Boba and Awkpie, are teaming up to bring the District a new Tea and Pie Shop concept. The temporary restaurant will set up shop in Iron Horse Tap Room in Chinatown and will operate from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday-Friday, excluding Wednesdays. The pop-up is set to open on January 22 and run until February 16.

Cassava Boba will be serving up five different flavors of bubble tea including their fan favorite “Milk Tea” for five dollars a drink and will introduce their seasonal “Chocolate Chai” priced at six dollars. Awkpie will be dishing out sweet and savory hand-pies priced at seven dollars. Among them are “The Babe,” a pulled pork pie with goat cheese, pickled ginger and blackberry jam, and “The Gumbo,” filled with chicken and sausage gumbo and rice pudding. Visitors can also expect to be able to purchase a Tea and Pie Combo for ten dollars; perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, light lunch or afternoon treat. (more…)

by PoP Sponsor January 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

Well it’s looking sunny and bearable for open houses this weekend. With a warm weekend on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to get out and see what’s new on the market. You can view a few of these and still get home in time to (hopefully) watch your team win.

For the entire DC Open House List click here.

  • 1823 D Street NE #D — $589,000 — Kingman Park
    Open Sun. 12-4PM — Tony Taylor
    One of the larger units at the newly completed Stadium Row.
  • 421 Farragut Street NW — $799,000 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 2-4PM — Desmond McKenna
    “This one checks all the boxes.”
  • 284 15th Street SE #201 — $379,900 — Hill East
    Open Sun. 1-4PM — Joan Cromwell
    It’s not the largest 1-bedroom, but it does have in-unit laundry!
  • 3513 R Street NW — $1,219,000 — Burleith
    Open Sat. 1-3PM & Sun. 1-4PM — Daniel Miller
    For this price, of course it comes with a wine cellar.
  • 700 Kennedy Street NE — $549,500 — Queens Chapel
    Open Sun. 1-4PM — Michael Kiefer
    Well, the pictures suck, but it shows well (except the bathrooms).
  • 800 4th Street SW #N615 — $499,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 12-2PM — Amir Habibzadeh
    Apparently this one is a “rarely available 2-level, 1 bedroom with den.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 405 O Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Splendid bi-level Penthouse condo in the heart of Shaw plus Rooftop Deck with 360~ views, 3 bedrooms 3 baths plus den/office.Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, recessed lighting, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Thermador oven range stove,granite counter tops, large breakfast bar, two master bedrooms with walk-in closets, jacuzzi tubs, en-suite bathrooms and skylights, minutes from Metro Mount Vernon”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $849,900 ($284 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 11:25 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ian Livingston

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser today vowed to keep the District open in the event of a Federal Government shutdown. The Mayor was joined by Deputy City Administrator Kevin Donahue, Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Chris Shorter, and a delegation of DC Government agency leaders.

“Leadership is about stepping up, not shutting down,” said Mayor Bowser. “Shutdown or no shutdown – DC is open.”

As part of the District’s plan to remain open during a federal government shutdown, the Department of Public Works will take over litter collection for the National Parks Service’s (NPS) 126 properties across the District that would otherwise not be serviced during a shutdown. In the event of inclement weather, DPW would also treat and clear NPS roadways. (more…)


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