02/23/17 10:22pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers

Got a fun one today that I can’t wait to read the responses! Simply when are where did your family come from and around what year did they immigrate to the States? For me both sides come from Russia and Poland. Some came in the 1880s and some came just before World War One, all settled in New York City. What about you guys? The more details/family lore the better!

02/23/17 10:05pm

1010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

“Complete Approach to Wellness.
Providing a service and unique environment where people of all ages can practice deep meditation, manifest creativity and foster rest to achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being.”

I’m intrigued:

“Float your way to better health. Dedicate time to shedding stress, lightening, time for you. Floating connects you with your calm and can teach you how to achieve it when you need it.”


02/23/17 4:15pm

metro trackwork
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 24-26 with service adjustments on four of six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red Line trains will operate regular weekend, daytime intervals; trains every 20-30 minutes after 8 p.m.
SafeTrack Surge 12 through Tuesday, February 28: No Blue Line train service. See below for additional service details
Orange and Silver line trains operate every 18 minutes with Silver Line trains between Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center (more…)

02/23/17 3:15pm

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. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“This is Meow Meow of Mount Vernon Triangle. She must touch all the pillows for maximum comfort.”


“Butters from Thomas Circle enjoying rainy Sunday!”

02/23/17 2:40pm

noma dig

“Dear PoPville,

Developers started to dig up a parking lot in NoMa but have found brick outlines which are now being carefully sifted through. We’re all really curious to know what they might have found!”

Ed. Note: I asked former ANC Rep Tony Goodman about this and he says it’s the future FCC building at 45 and 55 L Street, NE.

Another reader with a different angle writes:

“it looks like there are old brick foundations/sidewalks beneath the parking lot they are digging up.”