Breakfast links: More gentrification?
Is Union Market gentrification?: The new Union Market "feels more like a Crate and Barrel" than the old market, and attracts more out-of-towners. Is it another gentrification beachhead? Programs like nutrition education could help avoid this. (Post)
The gentrification invasion: A panel on gentrification stirred up some finger-pointing, as someone told Dan Silverman Petworth isn't his and another said U Street "feels like it's been invaded." And which side is Busboys and Poets on? (City Desk)
Riders' freewill presents challenge: Fewer people are switching to the Yellow line than anticipated for Rush Plus, so now Blue Line trains are overcrowded. (WTOP)
Inaccessible machines: New SmarTrip vending machines at Metro stations that were supposed to be operational September 1 are not yet because they don't comply with ADA rules. WMATA hopes to have the machines in compliance by November 12. (Examiner)
Development school of thought: Rockville could loosen its school-capacity requirements to match those of the rest of Montgomery County. That would allow for some more development where the limit blocks it today. (Gazette)
Opposition group of one: A man who claimed he represented a group of neighbors opposed to a planned Adams Morgan hotel when in fact he only represented one neighbor. The Zoning Commission chair has accused him of breaking the law. (DCmud)
A councilmember in 73: Before Home Rule, Nixon appointee to the DC Council Tedsun Myers stopped a freeway through the National Mall (somewhat like this?), and then helped found a national bike/ped organization. (PPS)
WMATA not the only one: BART has a $10.8 million surplus due to record ridership and increasing sales tax collections. It will spend the money on more late-night bus service, subway cars, and to deal with a worker's comp problem. (SF Gate, HStreetLL)
And...: Virginia gets high-speed rail money in the nick of time. (Examiner) ... A Bethesda pedestrian detour is dangerous at night. (RD@BR) ... A proposed hotel near Nationals Park will have neither ground-floor retail nor on-site parking. (JDLand)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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