09/29/16 10:22pm

taxes
Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

A few weeks ago WTOP reported:

“Amazon will be required to collect sales tax [5.75%] in Washington, D.C. beginning on October 1,” Amazon said in a statement emailed to WTOP. When asked for clarification as to why, Amazon responded it would have no further comment beyond the one-line statement.”

There was speculation that this could mean a brick and mortar Amazon could be coming but for today I’m just curious if you think this will effect your shopping habits. So do you think still order from them as usual?


09/29/16 4:15pm

fallfest

From a press release:

Rhode Island Avenue Main Street Fall Fest 2016
October 1, 2016 | 10:00am-4:00pm | FREE
Rhode Island Ave NE between 20th-24th Streets NE | Washington, DC 20018

Autumn has arrived, and Fall Fest returns – this Saturday! Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street’s (RIAMS) signature annual event brings together local businesses, vendors, performers, and neighbors in a celebratory day, taking place from 10am-4pm. The event is free and open to the public, and is both family and pet-friendly. Fall Fest is conveniently located along Rhode Island Avenue NE between 20th-24th Streets NE.

40+ local vendors, including Zeke’s Coffee, The Capital Candy Jar, District Dance Arts, Hands on Drums, and Quilts in Color, will be set up along the Avenue. Performances by Capoeira Males DC, Handsome Hound, and more will take place on the Access Green Entertainment Stage, with opening remarks by Mayor Bowser at 10am.”

09/29/16 3:20pm

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.

bday-pup

“This is Dozer, as in bulldozer, known in Trinidad as the kissing dog. Today she is celebrating her 4th birthday and an alumni of the Washington Humane Society. You can find her rolling around in the grass at Gallaudet University or going down a slide at one of the local parks.”

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“Penny from Springfield, VA comes to the Capitol when its time to cheer up some constituents.”

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“Buffy, relaxing at home in Petworth”

09/29/16 2:45pm

rodent-control

From the National Parks Service:

“The National Park Service (NPS) today announced a partnership with the D.C. Department of Health (DOH) to better control the rodent populations in national parks in the District. Under the agreement, which takes effect on October 1, 2016, DOH staff will inspect and treat national parks throughout the city. Residents can now report rats in any national park to request treatment by calling the Citywide Call Center at 311.

The NPS and DOH partnership will increase the frequency with which rats are treated in parks and improve the citywide coordination to control the rodent population. Additionally, DOH will also provide recommendations for making the parks less habitable for rats. (more…)

1820-clydesdale-pl-nw

Today’s Rental is located at 1820 Clydesdale Pl NW. The listing says:

“This apartment is located on the top floor in the southeast corner. Contains seven windows which make the apartment bright and inviting throughout the day. Quiet location despite being a few blocks from a vibrant commercial district. The unit features an open floor plan with breakfast bar (stools included with unit). The kitchen features high end appliances including a convection oven, filtered water dispenser, and filtered ice machine. Master bedroom contains a built-in closet organization. The bathroom has a large walk in shower with detachable showerhead and adjustable water flow. Ample storage with three closets in the unit. (Note that the bedroom is currently painted blue.)

Close to Woodley Park/Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights Metro stops (both within 10-15 minutes walking). Less than 5 minute walk to the Circulator and 90s Series bus lines. Pleasant walk or cheap uber to Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont bars and restaurants. Five minute walk to the back entrance of the Zoo! Close to new restaurants and delicious coffee such as Tail Up Goat and Philz Coffee!”

rental

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,795/month.