Posts Tagged ‘Arlington’

The Needle: Bear Hug

At the very least, Arlington has a nice bear sculpture.

Sen. Gillibrand: Arlington Is a “Soulless Suburb”

Really playing for the District vote, huh?

Now There’s a Rap Song About Rockville

First, there was "Arlington: The Rap." Now the Maryland suburbs are getting in on the action, too.
A video tribute to Rockville (where, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'll note that I grew up) appeared on YouTube this week, full of shots of iconic local businesses—Womack Pest Control, Quartermaine Coffee Roasters, Second Story Books—and lyrics [...]

The Needle: Rat Trap

Rat Marathon: Ward 1 is holding a four-hour rat summit this weekend. This seems like an excessive amount of time, but hey, whatever it takes to solve the problem! +2
Hipster Haven: This man advertises an unfinished basement apartment in Northeast on Craigslist as a "hipster haven." Why? Unclear. -1

Rental Listing for Glorified Frat House Touts Drinking-Game Friendly Yard, Scares Neighbors

If former frat stars aren't moving to Arlington fast enough, this rental listing for a house in Clarendon is hoping to lure them in once and for all.
The listing for the self-dubbed METAL HOUSE, which was first pointed out by ARLNow, has five bedrooms each with a full private bathroom and, more importantly, a "kegger, [...]

The Needle: Altitude Attitude

A Cut Above: The five-story rowhouse construction at 11th and V NW is a fitting tribute to D.C. real estate prices. +3
Get Paid: Maryland's jobless rate is down, but the District's still sits at 8.6 percent. -2

District Line Daily: Substantial Evidence

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A D.C. ethics board announced yesterday that there's "substantial evidence" Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham broke [...]

The Needle: Aquadrome

Super Soaked: Is an $80 million aquatics center set to be built near Crystal City the Washington's area most outrageous project? Decide for yourself:
It will feature a 50 meter by 25 yard fitness and competition pool, a family leisure pool, a hot water therapy pool, a “teaching pool,” and a “free-form water play area that [...]

Pho 75 Has Washington’s Sassiest Website

Restaurant websites are usually terrible, with slow-loading menus and auto-playing MIDIs. But Pho 75 in Arlington takes a different approach. Rather than have a website with "information" on it, the cafeteria-style restaurant opts for a Tumblr that is mainly used to settle scores.
For example, asking about appetizer options earns a tough response (emphasis added).

Photo: Man Swinging Hammer

Arlington County Fair, Arlington, VA.  Aug. 12th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Anti- “Mammy” Mom Could Face Time for Booing

Last spring, a parent in the audience at a middle school recital was so moved by the children’s performances that she couldn’t help but to stand up...and boo.
Jackie Carter, a local stage director, attended an April 29 production of the Bowen McCauley Dance Company held at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va., where her daughter [...]

Capital Bikeshare Expands in Arlington

Not to be outdone by Alexandria, the Arlington County Board voted to expand the Capital Bikeshare system on Saturday. DCist reports there will be 30 stations and 190 bikes by next summer.
*This post originally reported incorrectly that Arlington was joining Bikeshare, not expanding the system.
Photo by effelarr via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution Generic 2.0 License

Welcome to Arlington, D.C.

Some 165 years ago this month, residents of what are now Arlington and Alexandria voted to exit the District of Columbia and rejoin the State of Virginia. The retrocession came after years of gripes—some of which would sound familiar today (residents resented Congressional budget meddling), while other would sound quite odd (the retroceders wanted out [...]

Photos: Arlington County Fair

Photo Gallery.   by Matt Dunn / Mike Hicks.
3501 2nd St, South Arlington, VA.  August 14.

The Needle: To Catch A TV Predator Edition

Don't Get Mad, Get Even: YouTube is already good for bringing fame and fortune to people, whether they deserve it or not. Now an Arlington man is hoping it's good for bringing justice, too. After someone took a TV he'd ordered online off his porch, Rob Richards posted surveillance video of the delivery and the heist [...]

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