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The Washington times, 1915 via Library of Congress‘s Chronicling America

The last time we had a poll on this was back in 2012, I imagine the results will be quite different today but it’ll be interesting to monitor. We had a lengthy updated discussion on this back in 2014 but I inexplicably didn’t include a poll.

If you wish to expand on your situation in the comments it would be interesting to know what year you first started renting your current apartment and/or what year you bought your house/condo. Also are you talking about 1 person, 2 or more people? And if folks are really willing to expand – the more details the merrier: What neighborhood do you live in? How many bedrooms? Is it a basement? Does your building have amenities? Are utilities included (for those who rent)? And, like in 2014, for those who’d be willing to share – your rent/mortgage is what percentage of your monthly income?


240 Massachusetts Ave, NE

From a press release:

“Whether you’re hunting down a hot spot for breakfast, lunch, or snacks, or a place to stop by for a cocktail, consider the newest location of Buffalo & Bergen from Gina Chersevani, the mixtress maven of Washington, DC. Officially opening on Friday, December 6, 2019, it’s a stone’s throw from the Capitol. The drinkery-dinette offers both chic style and old-fashioned charm wrapped in a pretty new package and tied with a bow. Chersevani is pouring her heart into this little jewel box of a place, bringing its own distinctive flair to the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The initial limited opening hours will include breakfast, lunch, and all-day cocktail service from 8AM-3PM. In the coming weeks, full dinner and evening cocktail service will follow. Read More


Thanks to Lara for sharing the, what looks like, a post carbque situation “in Mt. Vernon Sq. on 4th by Ridge St.”

And more importantly:

“I’d like to share the Opt to Act from REI which gives everyday citizens a 52 week guide to being a better environmental steward. Weekly challenges are assigned to give us the tools to improve our carbon footprint like opting out of junk mail (which no one wants in the first place) and how to recycle snack wrappers! Read More


If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share 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.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon here.

“Here’s a picture of our office pup, Zoey. She loves treats and giving kisses!”

“Jax, Columbia Heights”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley

From the Nationals:

“The Racing Presidents are an iconic part of every Washington Nationals home game, and it is that time of year again for candidates to get their shot at joining the race.

The Nationals Entertainment department is looking for applicants to “run for office” and tryout for their chance to join the 2020 Racing Presidents. Read More


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