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SYMHM: May 18 Hump Day Edition

by Borderstan.com — May 18, 2011 at 8:30 am 0

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Driver in Fatal Accident Sentenced

What happens when you get drunk, drive your car and hit a pedestrian? Well, in this case, you get a three-year sentence. Chamica Adams’ blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit when she hit and killed Julia Bachleitner, an exchange student at Hopkins. Her sentencing was Tuesday, and DCist has a good recap with links. In the ‘consider me offended’ category, the judge told the parents to forgive the driver in order to move on with life, reports NBC Washington.

More Condos on 14th Street, This Time at T Street

I wonder if anyone concerned about more people, cars and noise in their neighborhood protest new condo developments. At 14th and T, a new condo with 126 units is slated for development, reports Washington City Paper. There is a note about retail on the bottom, so expect more discussion about what should and should not go there. Nothing against shoes, but no one needs more comfy shoes. Or fro yo. Or Subway (just this writer’s opinion). Credit also goes to 14th & U for this post, which made me laugh.

Beer Me, It’s 5:00 Somewhere!

Craft Beer Week is here, D.C., and it is indeed proof that God loves us, as Benjamin Franklin is so often misquoted as saying (he was actually talking about wine, and loathed beer, says this guy). Who cares, its beer! If you want to get in on the good stuff in our ‘hood, you need to check the list out at DCist and go tonight.

Shake Shack Hysteria

D.C. lined up for the NY export, Shake Shack, today in Dupont Circle. I guess that smug food superiority wafting down from NYC , noted by DCist, goes down better with a ‘concrete’, or hard ice cream at the hamburger place (I bet they call it a hamburgery up North, too). Anyways, people lined up as early as 8:30 am for the 11 am opening. Anyone go? It prompted The Washington Post to open a poll to let you opine on the best burger in the  area. Damn the man, tell us instead in the comments!

Vote for Metro Maps

Greater Greater Washington does, well, great things for D.C.-area transit ideas that have a chance of getting heard by those in charge. They’ve done it again with their reader designs for a Metro redesign. Check out the maps and vote for your favorite.

Pop Up Art in Borderstan

We Love DC has the straight dirt on the ‘explosion’ of art at 14th and Florida NW. It’s a month-long pop up project, vitaminwater uncapped LIVE, with entertainment programming from Brightest Young Things and Art Whino‘s G40 Art Summit. It starts this Friday and runs until June 17. Pretty awesome stuff!

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