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“Dear PoPville,

I am writing with some concern about the test result timeline for COVID testing conducted at public sites in DC. I received a test last Wednesday and was told both verbally and on a printed handout that results would be ready in 3-5 business days (today at the latest). I called the number to receive my results and was told that the timeline is now 5-7 business days. Read More


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“This is Ziggy Stardust and Stevie Nicks. We adopted them on March 22 at 6 weeks old from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington. They are now 12 weeks old, and have spent every day with my boyfriend and I in our 700 sq. ft. apartment…needless to say, they have become little lap kittens and will be very confused when we eventually have to go back to work. This is them at 6 weeks.”

“Puck, Shaw. Now that we’re both at home and distracting him all the time, he’s finding creative hiding spots to get some sleep.”


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“Dear PoPville,

I am a recent law school graduate looking for a quiet space to study for the bar exam. My law school is closed and because of Covid-19 related closures, I can’t find anywhere to study. Although studying at home is an option, it is less than ideal. I was hoping the PoPville community might have some suggestions for quiet places to study right now. Being that I want to minimize possible exposure to Covid-19, I am also interested in renting a private space to study (for a reasonable price) through September. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or leads on places to study.

Also, because Covid-19, I should add that I wear a mask whenever I leave my house and have been practicing safe social distance habits since March. In short, I believe in masks, I avoid sharing my personal air with others, and I wash my hands regularly.

Thanks again for any help you can offer.”


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“Dear PoPville,

I just saw the parking lady out writing tickets again, so I went and spoke to her. She told me that the green “2 hours OR a parking sticker” areas are fine to park in and no tickets are being written. But for any spots labeled “resident parking only” tickets are being written again for anyone parking there without a proper sticker. I also saw her write a ticket for someone who was parked past the last parking sign (parked too close to the corner).”


Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by Real Living At Home.

Featured Property of the Week: : 3235 Chestnut Street NW

“Welcome to this gorgeous architectural gem. Situated in a premium lot with over 19,000 SF and located in the desirable neighborhood of Hawthorne, this brick colonial home features 6 bedrooms and 5/1 bathrooms. Upon entry, you are welcomed into an open living space and a colorful fireplace; the room is filled with light thanks to its floor to ceiling windows. Adjacent, you will find a fully remodeled gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and two refrigerators. There are 2 bedrooms on the main level with 1 full and 1 half bath. All bathrooms were renovated with a modern style. As you move up to the upper level, you will find 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master suite features an astonishing en-suite bathroom with two showers and a large bathtub. This room also opens to a big balcony that overlooks the entire backyard. On the 4th level, there is an attic filled with lights thanks to its 4 skylights and 4 side windows. The lower level is fully finished, with a large recreation room, a fireplace, one bedroom, two full baths and a kitchenette.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a “brand new sensational painted brick colonial” in Palisades with what can only be described as having the same generic layout and general design as just about any other multi-million SFH you’d find in the DMV suburbs.
  • Beautiful & spacious 6 BR/3.5 BA Woodridge detached home with 4,000+ square feet boasts an open layout featuring oversized windows, hardwood floors, 2 decks, a sunroom, a main level master bedroom suite and a fully-finished lower level with a kitchenette.
  • 4 BR semi-detached duplex in Anacostia “features a renovated kitchen with SS appliances, hardwood floors throughout the entire home, large patio off Kitchen, lots of windows for plenty of natural light, and much more.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is a “rehab ready” home that only has one photo, so it must need some serious rehab for a $600k Cap. Hill townhouse.

1301 U Street, NW

Well this is unexpected awesome news following last week’s announcement of a ‘Western Market’ location, comes word of a U Street location! Eater DC reports:

“Co-founder Michael Habtemariam says Roaming Rooster has started construction inside the building at 1301 U Street NW, which TaKorean vacated in October 2018. The company hopes to have a carryout operation set up there by mid-August or September.

Roaming Rooster opened their super popular Woodridge location near DC Brau in 2018.

And the reason why folks are so excited: Read More


1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

From The Heurich House:

“The Heurich House Museum’s historic Castle Garden opened on Tuesday, June 30th, in a new, socially distant format. [The museum itself still remains closed for now.]

Visitors can reserve a garden “pod” to enjoy the summer weather, hang out with friends, or use our free WiFi to get some work done. The garden will be open by reservation only every Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 5pm.

A pod is a specific area of mowed lawn in the garden designated for your group only – we have measured them out so they are at least 6 feet from other pods and the common walkway. Some pods contain shade and some are in full sun. Size varies, with some pods accommodating up to 4 visitors, while others are large enough for 6 (refer to pod map below).

Reservations are available in 2 shifts: 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm. Guests are welcome to reserve multiple shifts.

FAQs Read More


explore data here

Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 10,569 total positives.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Tuesday, July 7, 2020 includes 73 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 10,642.

The District reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths.

· 59-year-old female
· 63-year-old male
· 66-year-old female

Tragically, 564 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

DC Health has confirmed that a new peak was detected in the data, resetting the District’s count in community spread to three days of sustained decrease. That data is represented in the chart below.” Read More


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