From Tom Hay. Questions for Tom? Send him an email. You can follow him on Twitter @Tomonswann.
In a town that is often under a political microscope in terms of honesty, rank and file, Washingtonians are now also being measured on the standard of conduct. Honest Tea, the maker of the popular line of iced teas, has set up an unattended pop-up shop in Dupont Circle as part of their nationwide experiment to find the most honest city. Payment of $1 for each bottle of iced tea is collected on the honor system. As of this writing, D.C. was doing pretty well with a 92% honesty rating.
Blog vs. Blog
Just weeks after we interviewed Doug Johnson, co-founder of the new blog U Street Dirt, some heavy-hitters in the D.C. blog scene are already taking hits at postings on the site, and the founders are hitting back. Dave Alpert of Greater Greater Washington took issue with their opposition to a high-rise residential building at the corner of 14th and Wallach Streets NW. U Street Dirt fired back with a response, referring to Alpert’s blog as an online sandbox. Ouch — that one hurt.
14th Street Condo Developers Hold Cards Close On Pricing
An article in Builder magazine has a run down on the hundreds of condominium and rental units in the construction pipeline along 14th Street NW in the Logan Circle and U Street neighborhoods. One tidbit from the story is that developers are planning for smaller units with lower price points. The author cautions that how low a price point is not yet known, as developers play a waiting game on releasing prices.
Heat Making You Cranky? Get Used To It
Temperatures are soaring across the D.C. region and triple digit readings are forecast for the days ahead. The Capital Weather Gang at the Washington Post have an analysis of heat waves over the past few decades. As Washington seeks shelter from the heat inside, remember to check our Arts & Entertainment section for fun things to do inside.