Archive for August, 2014

Busboys and Poets in Negotiations to Open Location at Hecht’s Development

Ivy City's former Hecht's warehouse is about to get very spiffy.

Morning Links

D.C. wasn't really built on a swamp.

Today on the Market: Fannie Mae’s Headquarters

Make it yours for just $81 million!

Mr. Gray Goes to Beijing (Again)

Don't worry: You're not paying for it.

Morning Links

Dan Snyder: Football team is working on design for new stadium. [Comcast SportsNet]
And it could be a dome on the RFK site. [NBC4]
Where have all the dive bars gone? And can they be replaced? [WCP]
This is where people ride the bus at night. [PlanItMetro]
Vince Gray to mayoral candidates: Don't politicize the schools. [LL]
Amid 90-degree temperatures, Sursum [...]

Zone Defense

It took just 20 minutes from the time Mayor Vince Gray announced his planned overhaul of the city’s public school assignment system last Thursday for the boos to start raining down on the DC Urban Moms and Dads online discussion forum. “Well, that sucks,” was the first reaction, from a Crestwood resident posting anonymously. “Just [...]

On Ward 5 Industrial Land, Striking a Balance Between Neighbors’ Desires and City’s Needs

Last year, I stood with Doug Jemal on a portion of a derelict lot on New York Avenue NE that he was planning to turn into a major commercial and retail development. The site of the former Hecht Company distribution center—which Jemal, Douglas Development's founder and president, has since decided to turn into residences instead of offices—didn't look [...]

Morning Links

It makes no sense to demand better schools before reassigning students. [GGW]
Maryland report finds more FBI workers live in Maryland than Virginia. [Post]
Cheap DIY fixes to bring new life to a street. [Elevation]
Congrats, D.C. drivers! You're only the third-worst in America. [City Desk]
Unauthorized Buchanan Street NW raze damages adjacent houses; DCRA reportedly asks neighbors to [...]

Bowser Opposes School Reform Plan for Worsening “Educational Inequality”

A day after her top rival in the mayoral race announced his opposition to Mayor Vince Gray's plan to overhaul public-school boundaries and assignment policies, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser says in a statement that she, too, can't support the plan.
Last week, Gray unveiled a series of changes that will comprehensively reform D.C.'s system for assigning students to public [...]

Morning Links

DCPS enrollment is at its highest level in seven years. [City Desk]
Freaking out about the school-assignment changes? Here's why you should calm down. [GGE]
McMillan medical office building loses a floor. [WBJ]
Suburbanites are happiest with their communities. But they're also wealthiest. [CityLab]
A history of Metro openings, in pennants. [Post]
How transit makes cities more affordable. [CityLab]
Today on [...]