Breakfast links: A bundle
Raid goes to the top: Jeffrey Thompson, the target of last week's raids connected to DC Council ethics investigations, bundled hundreds of thousands of dollars for local politicians, including $100,000 to Vincent Orange. (Washington Times)
Move out or get a roommate?: DC's MLK Library cannot afford to remain the sole tenant of its building, which needs $200 million in renovations. One proposal would share the space by adding two floors, a second lobby and a second courtyard. (Post)
DC's most dangerous crossings: Despite strides in pedestrian safety, DC still has a number of deadly crossings, most clustered around freeways or 14th Street
— high traffic areas for cars and pedestrians. (TBD)
Herndon approves density plan: Herndon's approved a plan last week for new mixed-use development on 38 acres near its Silver Line Metro station, paving the way for taller buildings and bike/ped improvements. (Fairfax Times)
DC neglects crumbling facade: While other areas see new development making use of old buildings, a facade in Southeast has been a blight for at least seven years while the city has done little to fix it up. (CHotR)
Where are the natives?: What part of DC has the most "native Washingtonians"? Barry Farm, at 83.9%. Also, at least one Ward 8 resident thinks Marion Barry is a native Washingtonian. (R.U. Seriousing Me?)
Residents revolt against liquor moratorium: After Glover Park's ANC voted to extend the neighborhood's liquor license moratorium, some other neighbors organized a campaign to dump it, arguing the moratorium keeps retail space vacant. (City Paper)
And...: Kwame Brown released his school reform package, though DCPS and the Mayor aren't sold on the plan. (Post) ... Mayor Gray will lobby for statehood at the Republican and Democratic conventions, emulating Mayor Williams' practice. (Post) ... A video shows Las Vegas' sprawl growing over 40 years.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- New info about who rides a bike in DC will let us make the city even greater for cyclists
- Maryland's rural economy depends on its urban and suburban areas
- How well do you know Metro? It's whichWMATA week 33
- Out: "cycletrack." In: "protected bikeway."
- Farragut Square's virtual tunnel saves Metro riders time and eases crowding. Should downtown get another one?
- Metro's flooded stations, in pictures
- Amsterdam plays Spot the Christmas Streetcar