Breakfast links: What's in your wallet?
Photo by Dvortygirl on Flickr.
Want to buy a paper?:
The hedge fund owning the Washington City Paper and 2 other alt weeklies plans to sell them all
, but first, imposed a 5% pay cut on all staff. The other 2 alt weeklies also faced layoffs, but not WCP. (Poynter)
Special comment: The City Paper is one of DC's best media, with absolutely top-notch coverage of urbanism issues thanks to Lydia DePillis. All residents should hope WCP gets owners who appreciate its fantastic work and all of its excellent staff. — David Alpert
How should Arlington expand CaBi?:
As Arlington expands Capital Bikeshare, they could grow various ways
: Keep stations in its 2 main dense zones, or expand through neighborhoods, trails and commercial corridors. (BikeArlington)
Liquor licenses need reform:
A small bar trying to fill an abandoned building has run into dogged opposition by a small yet vocal group
, inhibiting neighborhood revitalization and boosting calls to reform the liquor license process. (Blade)
Don't get squashed by a truck:
Cyclists can significantly improve their own safety by learning how to avoid blind spots
from trucks and buses. Most importantly: Don't pass a truck on the right anywhere near an intersection. (Commute Orlando)
The Disneyfied monument:
Contemporary monuments tell a story through quotes and images, an experience for our television-trained minds, but do we lose
the gut reaction associated with older, simpler monuments with this new design ethos? (Borderstan)
More forum wrap-ups:
If you don't want to watch the complete video
of Tuesday's at-large Democratic DC Council forum, besides our summary, Borderstan
and David Klion
put together their summaries and thoughts.
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