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Stuff You Might Have Missed (But Shouldn’t Have)

by Borderstan.com — July 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm 0

Borderstan Dupont Logan U Street

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street NW. (Borderstan)

Health department reports on eateries. But do you really want to know? From The Washington Post: “D.C. health officials have put all current restaurant health inspection notices online for the public to view.” I did not search the database for establishments I frequent. I am in denial and do not want to know.

Renovated Dupont Hotel not for everyone’s family. The headline from The Washington Post says it all, “Newly renovated Dupont Hotel is chic, but costly.” If your visiting family views all hotels as evil necessities, the Dupont Hotel at 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW (on Dupont Circle) is probably not for them. A $52 million renovation will do that.

Jaywalkers ticketed at 14th and U NW. Dcist reports that police were ticket jaywalkers Monday at the intersection of 14th and U Streets NW. Were the police focusing on pedestrians who wait until the light turns red and then step into traffic… while talking on their cell phones? Just asking!

DC Police ask businesses to register security cameras. News Channel 8 reports that DC Police are asking business owners to let them know if they have security cameras. MPD is trying to link as many additional cameras to its network of cameras as possible. I’m supposed to feel more secure, but I also feel weird. (Hat tip to City’s Paper’s Loose Lips.)

Is Masa 14 opening the taqueria 1819 on 14th Street? U Street Girl says that Masa 14 is the business behind the new Mexican restaurant planned for 1819 14th Street NW. We were not able to confirm it with a rep from Masa 14, but we’ll take her at her reliable word. See Borderstan’s July 11 post, “New Thai, Mexican Restaurants Coming to 14th Street.”

Condo conversions heating up again. The Washington City Paper’s Housing Complex blog has an interesting story on how rental buildings are again being eyed for condo conversion. If you need more proof that we live inside an economic bubble in the DC Metro area, then here it is.

Check your SmarTrip usage online–maybe. We Love DC has not-very-flattering review of a new online feature at Metro’s website: “Metro releases not-terribly-useful online SmarTrip management.”

Don’t be a smartypants. Not surprisingly, the DC Metro area is the best-educated in the US of A. While I don’t have statistics, I am willing to bet that the Dupont-Logan-U Street area has an amazing number of people with advanced degrees. Story at The Washington Post. Don’t be a braggart.

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