Borderstan’s Missing Links from the Great Big Internet

by April 6, 2013 at 10:00 am 0


What did you miss during the past week on the great big Internet? (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Willis Shawver. Follow him on Twitter at @WShawver or email him at Willis[AT] 

The Internet is a big place and you can’t be expected to see everything. Don’t worry: Borderstan Missing Links are here to help. We’ve collected some highlights from the past week that you might have missed. Enjoy!

The District

  • According to a recent study, more people are moving to DC than anywhere else in America. (WTOP)
  • VA General Assembly passes transportation deal. Regional taxes to be used only on NOVA projects. (Examiner)
  • You’re supposed to stand on the right side. April is second busiest month for tourists in DC. (WJLA)
  • April Fools! DC Vote tries reverse psychology to gain support for DC budget autonomy. (The Washington Post)
  • DC government looking into the purchase of wind power for the city’s electricity needs. (BizJournals)
  • Capital Bikeshare is on track to add 64 new bike stations in 2013. (The Washington Post)
  • Pick a side. A spirited discussion on the District’s height limit. (Elevation DC)
  • Get a sneak peek of DC’s newest barber shop, The Barber of Hell’s Bottom. (UrbanTurf)

DC Housing

  • Mary Cheh is considering giving ANCs a larger voice on the construction of residential buildings. (CityPaper)
  • The DC Housing Authority to close the waiting list for public housing. (The Washington Post)
  • Overall, supply and demand are staying pretty even in the DC rental market. (Examiner)
  • I’m more of a Safeway man myself, but the new Giant on H St set to open May 3rd. (HStreetDC)

Food and Drink

  • DC Food Truck Association is raising funds to combat proposed food truck regulations. (DCist)
  • Think you know your way around a cow? Cuts of beef, visualized. (


  • The Nationals have already claimed the prize of having the most expensive beer in MLB. (CNN)
  • After a slow start, the Capitals have moved into first place in the Southeast division. (The Washington Post)
  • Former Georgetown basketball player Michael Graham wins 1 million in the DC Lottery. (Deadspin)
  • In which sport do players run the farthest during a game? Hint: It’s not softball. (Gizmodo)

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