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Lanier to Stay as Chief of Police
Washington Post has the scoop – Mayor-Elect Gray appears to be leaning towards keeping current Chief of Police, Cathy Lanier, in her position. The article touts her accessibility; here’s hoping she can chime in on our recent crime post!
15th Street Bike Lanes Nearly Completed
WABA has the latest update on the 15th Street NW bike lanes. Painting is nearly done; important details like signage are still awaiting installation. Do our neighborhood bikers agree with the status? Experienced problems? Tell us in comments!
Sell the Car, Use Those Bike Lanes – Condo Prices On the Rise
The median price of condos in D.C. rose about 4% this year, reports DC Metrocentric.
Food and Drink in Borderstan
U Street Girl has the latest on BBQ at American Ice Co. (opening Thursday); we told you Hank’s Oyster Bar was finally granted permission to expand and We Love DC reports DC9 is still on track to re-open today.
Do You Disagree with the Selections on This ‘Best Of’ List, Too?
Twitter and Facebook were awash with angry comments on WUSA Channel 9′s ‘Best Of’ list today. Borderstan was pretty well represented. Most of the ire was over Lucky Bar and Lauriol Plaza as ‘best after-work bar’ and ‘best Mexican’, far as we could tell.
How to Beat Your Inner Grinch – Happy Hour & Ugly Sweaters
Join TBD at their Holiday MeetUp at The Big Hunt tomorrow, December 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. If beer, cookies and Skee-Ball can’t beat the holiday blues, I’m not sure what can. If that doesn’t work, try old-fashioned mockery and join their Ugly Sweater Contest or check out Washington City Paper‘s R.E.M. Christmas song review.