Breakfast links: Neglect
Entrepreneur lets estate decay: Some beautiful and historic old estates including one in Virginia are falling apart after a tech entrepreneur bought them, planned to fix them up, then fell on hard times. (Post)
Where's the exit, Metro?: A recent inspection found problems with Metro's emergency exits, including locked and blocked doors and even one sign, at Capitol South, pointing in the wrong direction. (Examiner)
Building falls down: The facade of a building on H Street collapsed. ANC members say they warned officials but were "insulted." (DCmud)
Some live off the beaten path: DC's alley dwellers form a tight-knit community making their homes in often very small spaces that were once industrial, then abandoned, and which some don't even realize are homes from the outside. (WAMU)
Walkable North Bethesda vs. U Street: After moving from 14th and U to White Flint, the "14th and You" bloggers miss the small plates restaurants but have better Asian food, still enjoy one car-free commute, miss the beautiful old houses but have more yard space, and tangle with baffling missing sidewalks on Rockville Pike.
Time to shuffle committees?: With Kenyan McDuffie on the council, is it time to recreate an economic development committee or make an education one? Kwame Brown says he has no plans to do this; maybe that means means he doesn't want to punish anyone who's crossed him lately. (Examiner)
Soccer proposal gets numbers: A soccer stadium at Buzzard Point would cost $157 million but bring in substantial economic benefits, argues a report from a group promoting sports in DC. They promise a better deal than the baseball stadium. (Post)
McDonnell backing off Silver Line: Even Joe May (R-Loudoun) is frustrated with Governor Bob McDonnell over the Silver Line. The governor was negotiating over a labor agreement, but now threatens to withhold all money if there is one. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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