Author Archive for Aaron Wiener

Streetcar’s Latest Problem: Catching on Fire

City officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

D.C. Has Lots of Vacant Land, With an Asterisk

Two-thirds of it is owned by the feds.

Southwest Is Getting a New Waterfront. Will It Get a New Identity, Too?

Urban renewal killed Southwest neighborhoods. Can a new development restore them?

Investigation Fails to Locate Source of December Shaw Water Contamination

The cause of that alarming petroleum odor will just have to remain a mystery.

The “Gentrification Myth” Myth

Gentrification doesn't exist. Also, it's good for the poor. That's the paradoxical argument we're hearing these days.

Morning Links

D.C. has the fastest-falling rents in America.

Morning Links

Is there any hope for poorly planned College Park?

Legal Fixes Won’t Help Museum Square Tenants, City Says

Last June, residents of the Museum Square Apartments at 401 K St. NW learned that their building would be demolished unless they could come up with $250 million. After that threat of displacement, though, everything seemed to go the tenants' way. Then-D.C. Councilmember David Catania quickly drafted emergency legislation to prevent landlords from charging these exorbitant [...]

D.C., a City of Childless Singles

Three of the four ZIP codes where childless singles aren't a majority are east of the Anacostia River.

Morning Links

An indie movie theater is coming to Mount Pleasant.