Breakfast links: Kicked out
Photo by vladeb on Flickr.
NPS punts soccer team from the Ellipse:
FC Barcelona is in town for this weekend's match against Manchester United. The team wanted to kick around on the Ellipse in front of the White House, but the Park Service would not allow it
Bikes make it across the bridge:
Tommy Wells organized a group of cyclists
to try to cross the Frederick Douglass (South Capitol Street) bridge, which lacks any sidewalk or other separate facility. It's harrowing and several cars honk, but they make it. (WAMU)
Arlington faces heat for protecting its residents:
The highways-at-any-cost Northern VA Transportation Alliance blames Arlington for scuttling the HOT lanes
on I-95 & I-395. Arlington feared the widening would wreck residents' quality of life. (TBD)
Black folks can gentrify, too?:
Black professionals moving to houses in Anacostia
are learning that the term "gentrifier" may be more about class than race. (Post)
Developers sad that sprawl may be harder:
Prince George's will stop letting developers pay into a fund
when building in Brandywine, in the rural south of the county. Developers say this will hurt growth there, but is that really a bad thing? (Gazette)
Poplar Point won't get DHS project:
A proposed high-security federal development at Poplar Point is not going to happen
since there's no money available. That could mean a less forbidding project ultimately helps create a neighborhood here. (City Paper)
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