Category Archives: DC

Sherrill at the Renwick

The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian had a fun exhibit of sculpture by Michael Sherrill. Enjoy! MOAR BELOW!

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USBG Christmas

As they do every year, the U.S. Botanic Garden in D.C. has its “Season’s Greenings” train exhibit, with this year’s theme being “America’s Gardens”. Enjoy: The Biltmore Conservatory, NC: MOAR BELOW!

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ZooLights

As they do every year, the National Zoo has ZooLights going on right now, every evening between 5-9 pm. Here are some pictures for you if you can’t make it:

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We Want a “Redundant” Bus System

While we don’t want empty ghost buses driving around D.C., it’s worth remembering that efficiency should not be the ultimate goal of mass transit: Let’s look at two equally ridiculous scenarios. First, we have a bus route that’s used by … Continue reading

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We Are Willing to Build Urban Housing–For Cars

When I lived in Boston, one of the major reasons I got rid of my car was the cost of parking. Street parking really wasn’t much of an option, so I had to pay for a spot (first at a … Continue reading

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U.S. Botanic Garden

A while ago, I had the chance to visit the U.S. Botanic Garden in D.C.–something I’m grateful to be able to do. It was a weird time on a work day after a long weekend, so I basically had the … Continue reading

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The Business Rents Are Too Damn High. What to Do?

As some asshole with a blog has noted many times, many cities are facing a real estate crisis that’s less heralded than their housing crises, but still important: the business rents are too damn high. Last week, D.C. held hearings … Continue reading

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