photo by Emma K Alexandra

From the Smithsonian’s National Zoo:

“In the event of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, Smithsonian museums, research centers and the Zoo will remain OPEN through at least Oct. 7. The Smithsonian can use prior-year funds still available to us to remain open. Visit here for updates.”


Pothole PSA!

previous mega pothole on RCP

“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to report a killer pothole on Rock Creek Parkway NB, in the right hand lane after crossing Virginia Ave. Popped my tire today, and pretty sure I witnessed another victim pulling off at the Mass. Ave exit”


Update from Chang Chang owner Lydia Chang: “I have personally contacted both Tock and the guest to expedite the return of the deposit, as well as offered the guest a gift card to make up for their frustrating experience.”

“Dear PoPville,

I made a reservation at Chang Chang for six through Tock, which charged me $25/person plus a $5.00 fee. The email confirmation said my deposit would be refunded upon arrival at the restaurant. That didn’t happen, even though my entire party showed up on time and ordered a feast of quite tasty food and drinks.

When the bill came and no credit was reflected there, I asked to speak to a manager. He told me that Read More


Photo by washingtonydc

Ed. Note: As the current point person, de facto, for metro’s lost and found items – I most welcome this updated policy!!


“Left something on Metro and need to get it back? If it ends up at Metro’s lost and found, you may be in luck. Metro will now keep a wider list of lost items left behind on trains, buses, at stations, and other Metro facilities.

The new policy, updates changes made due to pandemic-related budget constraints in 2021 that restricted Metro’s lost and found storage to wallets and electronics such as phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras only.

In addition to these items, Metro’s lost and found department will now work to also reunite customers with lost keys, glasses, backpacks, headphones, luggage, and purses. Read More


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