09/30/16 8:41pm


Readers report:

“A neighbor told be a car rolled up along 8th and Crittenden streets NW, slowed down, fired off seven shot, and sped away.”


“5-6 shots heard on the corner of 8th st NW and Crittenden around 6:20pm. Second shooting in the same area in less than a month. Police on the scene now.”

MPD reports:

“Members recieved a call for sounds of gunshots in the area of Sherman Circle. Shell casings were located in the 700 block of Crittenden. Adult male victim states he was shot at the bus stop at 8th and Crittenden where he sustained one gunshot wound to his right leg. He then borded a metrobus and told the bus operator that he had been shot. The bus operator then drove him to the 3900 block of Georgia Ave for their safety.

Investigation is ongoing.”

09/30/16 4:15pm


From a press release:

PorchFest, a free event that turns the porches of neighborhood homes into “stages for a day,” is a national, volunteer-organized celebration of local music talent. Adams Morgan launched it in Washington, DC, four years ago and will host it again this Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Thirty-six musicians and/or bands will play at a dozen homes and businesses in the area.

final-porchfest-map-2016 (PDF)

Music maps will be available at PorchFest headquarters at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW and online. (more…)

09/30/16 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.


“Coco of Petworth, age 12. Rescued this summer from Washington Humane Society via Maryland Westie Rescue and her brother, F. Stick, common goldfish, age 7.”



“This is Milo, our 2-year old Border Terrier. We were kayaking out of Jack’s Boathouse in Georgetown when Milo had this “Titanic” moment.”

09/30/16 2:45pm

2660 Woodley Rd, NW

Thanks to a reader passing on an update from JBG:

“Over the past several months, we’ve been meeting with local residents, businesses, and district planners to discuss and refine our plans for the Wardman Park site.

Thanks to valuable feedback from the community, we’ve made some meaningful changes to our applications. First, we have decided to withdraw our Stage 1 PUD application. Based on our conversations with District agencies and your feedback, we’ve determined that there is more work to do to develop a long-term plan for the site.

Secondly, we plan to submit an amendment to our Consolidated PUD application for the North Lawn Building that will revise the height and overall mass of the project to be more consistent with the surrounding architectural context and the Future Land Use map designation.

Finally, to better understand and weigh all available options for Wardman Park, we are going to be engaging in an active marketing process to sell the property, including the Marriott hotel. While the Marriott hotel has a long-term operating agreement with JBG, putting the property on the market will provide JBG and the community with a better understanding of all potential options for the future of Wardman Park.

With our single market focus in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 50 years, we are committed to furthering a plan for Woodley Park that will adhere to zoning regulations, uphold the character of the neighborhood and incorporate the input of our neighbors. We will continue to work diligently with the community and government agencies to ensure that our plans for Wardman Park establish an inclusive and aesthetically pleasing space for everyone.”


This rental is located at 2907 Sherman Ave, NW. The listing says:


This charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom row house is just a few minutes away from the Columbia Heights Metro, Target, Washington Sports Club, and Giant. Easily walkable to the U st. and the14th st. corridor’s nightlife and restaurant scenes.

This 3 level home is an end unit, with lots of windows and light flowing throughout the entire house, even the basement! It includes brand new hard wood floors, central air conditioning, washer/dryer on main floor, kitchen includes granite counter top, gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave.

You can see more photos here.

Street parking is plentiful, and all of the neighbors are friendly and fun.

Can be rented partially furnished. Has central A/C and radiator heating. No pets allowed. Application required.

Please email if you are interested in visiting.

Home Facts:
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,000/month
Deposit: $3,000
Pets Allowed: No
Utilities: Electricity, water, gas, and internet/cable not included
Lease Term:1 year
Available Immediately, October 1st.”

09/30/16 2:00pm


From an email:

“This art installation is down the narrow Stronghold alley, overlooking the Glenwood cemetery (Micro Showcase, 21 Evarts St NE). Signs of Regret.”

If we were walking down a street that ends with our lives, what are the road signs we might wish to heed as we travel? –Brian Levy

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.” She recorded their dying epiphanies in a book, Five Regrets of the Dying.

Installed at the Micro Showcase, overlooking the Glenwood Cemetery, in September 2016


09/30/16 1:45pm


From Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply, Co.:

“What will the future hold? Why wait to find out? Let Mysterio predict your baby’s future. There are 12 possible futures, each on a cute little t-shirt. Each shirt is completely sealed in a handsome muslin bag, to be opened when you are ready to reveal your baby’s incredible destiny! Fits 0-12 months.”

Learn more about the great work of 826DC here, located at 3333 14th Street, NW in Columbia Heights.

09/30/16 12:45pm

From the Mayor’s Office:

“This afternoon, Thursday, September 29, Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted a signing with Channing Phillips, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (USAO) and DC Attorney General Karl Racine (OAG) to announce a partnership between them to advance the Safer, Stronger DC public safety program. This partnership calls for the Bowser Administration to transfer $1.2 million in funds to the OAG to be used for the hiring of additional attorneys and enhanced training of attorneys who will be detailed to the USAO where they will help prosecute crimes. The partnership will hasten bringing to justice those charged with violent offenses and help protect residents and neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.

Full press release after the jump. (more…)