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“Dear PoPville,

Just read that the Starbucks at Union Station is closing. Starbucks said safety was the reason for the locations that came out… Hard to believe it is a safety issue there… There must be more to it!”

From the Wall Street Journal:

“Starbucks Closing Some Stores, Citing Safety Concerns in Certain Cafes”

Business Insider lists the 16 stores including:

“Union Station Train Concourse, Washington, DC” Read More

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“Oops.”


photo by Kevin McQueen

Thanks to Kevin for sending just after 1am: “turned into wrong Union Station (rental car return) entrance and got stuck, sticking out on to H St. Oops.”

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photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District and Amtrak Police announce an arrest has been made in reference to Display of Certain Emblems and Defacing Private/Public Property Offenses that occurred in the First District.

Display of Certain Emblems: On Friday, January 28, 2022, at approximately 12:45 am, the suspect spray painted swastikas on the pillars and building in the Unit block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast. Read More


photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim

From the Mayor’s Office yesterday “in response to the drawings of swastikas found at Union Station, Mayor Muriel Bowser released the following statement”:

“This morning, commuters in the District of Columbia were met with the disturbing sight of swastikas drawn on our historic Union Station. This symbol of hate displayed in our city is both shocking and unsettling, particularly on the heels of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read More


photo by gordonklau

Hello Duchess. Surely pleased by Sunday’s snow.

As folks noted last time, “here’s a nice post from the Chicago Audubon Society on ethical owl viewing/photography.”

If you spot a hawk, any interesting wildlife or celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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photo by Thomas Cluderay

Thanks to Thomas for sharing another awesome shot with us from last night:

“She returns for yet another evening! (Jan. 11, 2022)… Now time to thaw my fingers and toes, brrrr…”

As folks noted last time, “here’s a nice post from the Chicago Audubon Society on ethical owl viewing/photography.”

If you spot a hawk, any interesting wildlife or celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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