Category Archives: DC

The Business Rent Is Too Damn High: The Bike Store Edition

I know I hit this theme a lot, but an underemphasized problem many booming cities are facing is skyrocketing business rents. If residents want affordable prices, along with more interesting options–and those interesting options often not the businesses that make … Continue reading

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Observed on U Street NW, between 14th and 15th, U Street Corridor, D.C.:

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Observed on Sheridan Circle, Sheridan-Kalorama, D.C.:

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Rides the Range

Observed at the National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, D.C.:

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D.C., Murder, and Lead

While I’m wary of monocausal explanations, one case where I’ll make an exception has to do with lead poisoning and crime. As Kevin Drum has pointed out (for a very long time), there is compelling evidence that the surge in … Continue reading

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Big Urns

Observed on 16th Street NW, between T and Vermont, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Sounds Peachy

Observed at the corner of 13th and Q Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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