Breakfast links: Improvements
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Fares will increase less:
Thanks to an improving economy and cost-cutting measures, Metro riders will likely have to shoulder a smaller fare increase
than initially thought. (Examiner)
Now you see Silver, now you don't:
Governor Bob McDonnell had offered $300 million to help pay for the Silver Line but now he refuses to pay a dime
. Phase II might not get built, and if it does, tolls will have to rise substantially. (Post)
Modify the Ike memorial?:
The Eisenhower Memorial commission should ask Gehry to modify the design
, and scale down the memorial to become part of a park instead of dominating, says Roger Lewis. But a Post editorial says full speed ahead
Hard to grab lunch in Anacostia:
By highlighting race, Marion Barry distracted from an otherwise valid point that it's tough to find a decent lunch in Anacostia
. The low density of the surrounding neighborhood hampers retail development. (R. U. Seriousing Me?)
A city that still sleeps:
2 restaurants recently opened in the U Street corridor with late night hours, but have now scaled back
. They hoped the influx of new residents is turning DC into a 24-hour city, but it appears that time hasn't quite yet come. (Post)
Washington's Third Church historic preservation debate has echoes in a New York suburb whose Brutalist county office building
suffers from leaks, mold, and bad ventilation. (NYT, Ben Ross)
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