Breakfast links: Trees and tickets
Photo from Mt. Pleasant forum.
Business cuts tree:
Haydee's Restaurant in Mount Pleasant cut down a tree on the sidewalk
without permits, possibly to make room for a sidewalk cafe. On the Mt. Pleasant forum
, some have called for a boycott of Haydee's, while Jack McKay suggests
better lighting and a cafe would be better than the somewhat anemic tree. (Prince of Petworth)
DC leaders and traffic infractions:
Vincent Gray had an unpaid ticket
for driving on the shoulder of the Beltway, which he cleared up just before the current campaign and claims he thought had been paid (Post) ... Adrian Fenty got pulled over
for not signaling before a turn at 8th and H (DeBonis) ... But far worse, Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. has five unpaid speeding tickets
in Maryland. (City Desk)
Kwame in the hole:
Kwame Brown might not have a lot of traffic tickets, but he has $50,000 in credit card debt
due to overspending. "It just trickles and trickles," he said. Will the same happen with DC tax revenue? (DC Wire)
Remembering Swanson's death and inaction:
It's been two years since a garbage truck and driver killed Alice Swanson at 20th and R, NW. Friends placed handmade remembrances
at the site. DCist also runs down the history of the removed ghost bike memorial; someone re-added a ghost bike as well. Mark Blacknell posts the police report
, which MPD has still never officially released after two years; WashCycle analyzed how the report blames Swanson
and says the driver broke no laws even though he did.
Your house in an 8-bit video game:
Clever programmer Brett Camper made an interactive map of DC that looks like old 8-bit video games
. You can zoom in and out and search by address. He also has other cities. (DCist)
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