Breakfast links: Batten the hatches
Blow and crack: With credit downgrades and natural disasters, Washington is resembling California. Hurricane Irene's arrival has postponed the MLK Memorial dedication. (Post) ... NPS released a photo of the cracked Washington Monument.
Segregation varies greatly by region: DC, like many southern cities, is more racially segregated than its metropolitan area. In northern cities, the central cities are more integrated than their respective metro areas. (MetroTrends)
School reform sees racial disparity: On Capitol Hill, many white families have organized to push for school improvements. Middle-class black families haven't to the same degree. (City Paper) ... Is the reported improvement overrated? (RPUS)
Who will manage the streetcars?: Will DC establish a separate agency to manage the streetcar system? Both Seattle and Portland did this for their lines. (City Paper)
Jaffe misses the blight: A local columnist decries the increase of restaurants on 14th Street as whitewashing. He also notes that prostitutes and drug dealers roamed around back in the good ol' days. (Examiner)
OP review limited on 2 Walmarts: The Office of Planning
signed off on reviewed the Walmart proposals in Brightwood and on New York Avenue. Zoning on these projects allows for minimal public input and OP has little review power. (City Paper, RPUS)
Capital yard-share: Three rowhouse neighbors in Shaw combined their backyards into a single space. Each yard has unique features open to the other residents. (Post)
Ferry transit may be an option: Taking the ferry from the ballpark to Georgetown takes about as long as taking the Metro. It's more expensive than the Metro, but the views are better. (Georgetown Metropolitan)
And...: Global sea levels dipped slightly this summer. (Post) ... A Logan Circle resident wonders if we should abolish parking permits altogether. (14th & You) ... The mixed-use Wisconsin Avenue Giant project is delayed yet again. (DCmud)Have a tip or doomsday prophecy for the links? Submit it here.
- Community stories show the shift to a walkable lifestyle
- Focus transportation on downtown or neighborhoods?
- Young kids try to assault me while biking
- Some are pushing to limit sidewalk cycling
- Where is downtown Prince George's County?
- Metro bag searches aren't always optional
- Endless zoning update delay hurts homeowners