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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 30th, 2014 by dcblogs

Georgetown’s ANC wants to put in speed bumps for bikes. Georgetown Metropolitan writes: It’s also rich that the ANC is taking this step in light of the fact that four pedestrians have been killed by cars in Georgetown over the last 10 years, and the ANC has not lifted a finger to ask DDOT to explore road design measures designed to slow cars. But some bicyclists “almost” hit some people on K St. and finally Something Must Be Done.

Car drivers are far less within the limits of the law than bicyclists. Gwadzilla.

Tweet of last week: Cyclists as scofflaws. Bike Snob NYC.

What is it like to live in Penn Quarter/Downtown DC? Penn Quarter Living.

A new favorite hat is shown off in some very good photos. James1542.

Advice from NBC Washington: 13 things every cyclist needs to do. Another story we liked: A $17 sandwich?! Why food trucks are getting expensive.

Editor’s Note: We are taking a nice, long break. May post over the July 4th holiday, but otherwise … Have a great holiday!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 27th, 2014 by dcblogs

A tour, in photos, of the Boulder City Pet Cemetery. Laze.

Chicks Dig Poetry writes: I’d be lying if I said it was planned, but it turns out a wedding & honeymoon is a pretty undeniable reason to go offline for six weeks. A few lessons learned …

How much will it cost and how long will it take to take the new Silver Line from Columbia Heights to Tysons Corner? The 42 has calculated.

My Amused Bouche tries out District Taco and seems pleased.

Instant DC joins Exposed DC.

The West End Library is moving. West End Library Friends.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 25th, 2014 by dcblogs

An architect polls the staff to come up with their list of favorite DC buildings. Parchment.

The story of the watermelon house in Logan. DC Bike Blogger.

With All My Heart is moving to DC from Idaho to take a government job and has decided to live in DC proper.

Writing to survive writes: I went to college in Washington, DC at the height of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s crack epidemic, which sounds ridiculous now, like I lived during the fall of the Rome or saw the pyramids go up across the dusty sands of Giza.

Persistence in Pearls is writing about her life as Capitol Hill intern. She writes: I honestly do not feel as though I am just the coffee and doughnut girl.

App that allows people to auction street parking spaces faces shutdown. Urban Turf.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 24th, 2014 by dcblogs

DC MumboSauce is closing, but the reasons are very universal. This blogger started the site when he was 28 and now that he is 35, it’s time to move on. Excerpt: I have changed a lot over the last 7 years, and so has my goals, my interests, and what I feel in my heart. And honestly, my heart and my interest is no longer into keeping this site going.

DC’s most godawful intersections. DC Curbed.

Despite the intersections, DC is cool. Capitol File. More about DC’s unrelenting gentrification, restaurant development, and very expensive housing, generally everything everyone says they hate about DC.

Before U Street became trendy, it housed a number of large storage facilities. The House History Man.

The Silver Line has its own Wikipedia page. It’s opening July 26.

Scott Wilson explains, very crisply, why he will never leave DC.

A blog about tourism that’s written for Washingtonians. In this week’s installment, a visit to Madame Tussauds. Roll Call.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 23rd, 2014 by dcblogs

Great photo: Lightning bolt strikes in Adams Morgan. Nicko’s Big Picture.

Restoration hardware is mailing out catalogs that weigh 11.8 pounds, according to All Life is Local. Peggy writes: If I had run downstairs fast enough to catch the UPS man doing the drop-off, I would have refused the package and made him haul it back to his truck.

DC Millennials are being ‘priced out’ of DC but aren’t moving east of the river where rents are cheaper. Congress Heights on the Rise, who writes: The Advoc8te has the distinct feeling that we are talking about two different District of Columbias. Millennials are definetly flocking to DC but look where in DC they are flocking. There is a world of difference (and rental opportunities) between Columbia Heights and Congress Heights — it seems that more than a river divides us.

A Michigan resident moves to DC for the summer, and writes: In moving to DC for the summer, I was reminded of the one aspect I absolutely cannot stand: catcalls. The first incident happened not even 24 hours after arriving in DC. The Michigan Daily.

Kitchenette: Transgender woman files complaint over slur printed on check.

Lori tries out “the sensational MinibarBeen There, Eaten That.

Why Vice is the worst news site ever. 1. It’s mostly click bait. 2. It believes Scott Walker is a hero. 3. It’s picking on DC.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 20th, 2014 by dcblogs

A bear was sighted on the campus of the National Institues of Health near the Metro station. The Washington Post has the photo. One bear, ok: The Rough Draft recently came across four of them.

A day of close calls. DC Peg.

Why this writer at Stop Requested is not done with online dating, despite what logic may say.

Saying ‘I have a boyfriend’ isn’t a good move, but we’re wrong about why. Shaunanagins.

Toro Toro, which has replaced Tuscana West at 1300 Eye St., gets a good review at DC Eats Aficianado.

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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 19th, 2014 by dcblogs

The 13 best burgers in the DC area. DCist.

Edatrix explains the job search process while very pregnant.

What many already know is backed by the data, and that is the District’s dividing line. Urban Turf.

There is a lot of interest in urban bee keeping, but this post is more basic. It explains in detail why bees need trees and shrubs. Where You Are Planted.

Did you know that the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle is named after a tax collector? The DC Bike Blogger visits and reflects on the church.

Something you might want to see: Greyhound marks 100 years. Urban Bohemian.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 18th, 2014 by dcblogs

We don’t know why Larry Rosen is typing in all caps, but this interesting post has the details on what it cost to get a man’s shave, including something called a “royal shave.”

There is no reason to own a car in DC. DCist.

A blogger once wrote that it’s becoming impossible to keep up with the new restaurant openings in DC. So true. Here’s another. Smith Public Trust in Brookland has its soft opening. PoP.

A stipulated liquor license for Custom Fuel Pizza in Dupont near the Potbelly. SALM.

Seriously? Council wants to change street names to “DC No Taxation Without Representation Way.” City Desk.

Best headline about DC: DC so hip that all the hip people are priced out. Gawker.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 17th, 2014 by dcblogs

The writer of the blog Brutalism descibes how the blog led to “some cool opportunities that led to some other cool experiences.”

A new pizza place opens next to E Street Cinema. Penn Quarter Living.

The fitness club and yoga tax is generating much discussion, but Poverty & Policy puts the issue in a broader context. The District is also considering tax cuts for people earning, adjusted gross, $50,000 to $70,000, which would add, on average, $36.33 a month.

The idea that cars should be banned around the Capitol generates much debate at Greater Greater Washington.

Follow-up question: Are DC’s rental laws keeping some units off the market? Urban Turf shares the results of a poll on renting.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 16th, 2014 by dcblogs

It was a perfect Washington evening and then the band started playing. Adventures in Audio.

World in Motion writes from Europe about “an ugly legacy.”

Interesting photo work showing 900 11th Street before and after. Vanished Washington.

The uncanny similarities between writing and sweet potatoes. Jen Eric Generation.

The outdoor power nap is alive and well. WhereaboutsPhoto.