03/27/17 4:00pm


Thanks to Victoria Pickering (an awesome photographer often featured in Photos from PoPville and elsewhere if the name looks familiar) for her interpretation of The PoP Peep Project. While not a diorama, unsurprisingly, I love them!! If you dig them as much as I do, check out all the others on her blog PeepCycle Inc..

As heir to the Washington Post Peeps contest, I take this competition very seriously though I allow exceptions for awesome attempts like these!  All entries should be emailed to princeofpetworth@gmail.com with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!


03/27/17 3:00pm

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.


“Dill of Woodley Park. He has radial hypoplasia so is missing the upper bones on his front legs. He crab walks and likes to lean against the arm of a chair.
He is a love bug.”


“Natasha and Napoleon celebrate Napoleon’s second birthday with a few treats from our local bakery.”


“Jem from Woodley Park. He loves to have his tummy rubbed.”

03/27/17 2:30pm

line hotel popville
1780 Columbia Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I live in an apartment building across the street from The Line Hotel construction site in Adams Morgan. While the hotel was projected to be finished last November, it’s still very much under construction. The construction noise is slowly driving me insane. It’s an active site 6 days a week, and large generators (I’m assuming that’s what they are, they appear to run heating into the finished parts of the site) run 24/7. It sounds like a semi truck is constantly idling on the block. This noise combined with the dust from the construction has been a nuisance for months on end—we can’t even have windows open. I have the luxury of escaping to my boyfriend’s house when I need some quiet, but there are families with small children in the building who surely don’t have that same advantage. I wanted to know if there’s any course of action residents impacted by this can take. Surely there must be some noise compliance laws, or at the very least, rent reduction agreements. Has anyone had success dealing with this sort of situation before?