Breakfast links: New food
Fish not in the 'hood: The Fish in the Hood restaurant in Park View has changed its name to Fish in the Neighborhood, reflecting the changing demographics along Georgia Avenue. (Post)
District can't afford planned taxi reform: Even a new 50¢ surcharge won't be enough cover the costs of planned taxi reforms to add credit card readers, hire more inspectors and more, says DC's CFO. (Examiner)
Growth has unequal effects: Even if the increasing density of the Washington region is a good thing, it's important to acknowledge the negative effects these changes bring to portions of the population. (Atlantic Cities)
What is suburbia?: When suburbanites think of the city, they think crime and noise, grit and crowds. When urbanites think of the suburbs, they think lawns and malls and freeways without end. But where do small, old cities fit in? Is Alexandria less a city than DC just because it's quiet? (Atlantic Cities)
"Dumbest column" hates CaBi: Since Capital Bikeshare opened, astoundingly almost nobody has criticized it, but one Washington Times columnist manages to in what Alan Suderman calls "the dumbest column [he]'s ever read." Update: You can avoid giving the Times click-through traffic and see most of it quoted in a rebutal on DCist.
Mechanic hit, trapped under train: A Metro mechanic accidentally walked in front of an out-of-service train which hit him and trapped him for an hour. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Examiner)
Richmond's booming, too: At least 1,200 apartments and condos are under construction in downtown Richmond, where the vacancy rate is half that of the area. It's not as much as DC's 11,000 or so, but shows that DC is no fluke. (Times-Dispatch)
Subways take similar shapes: Despite cities' varying geography, it turns out almost all large transit systems have basic commonalities, like the ratio between the core and branches or proportion of transfer stations. (Scientific American, Bossi)
In defense of white Girls: The new sitcom Girls has received highly-publicized criticism for the lack of diversity in its depiction of Brooklyn. But just because cities are diverse doesn't mean individuals' social networks are. (Next American City)Please welcome one of our 2 new links editors, Thaddeus Bell! And please help him out by submitting your tips!
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