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Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by Borderstan.com May 17, 2013 at 8:00 am 1 Comment


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]borderstan.com. 

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

  • A church and a strip club join forces in opposition of proposed M Street bike lanes. (DCist)
  • The sequester shuts down the National Arboretum on weekdays. (The Washington Post)
  • Commission to spend next six months considering changes to the DC height ban. (WAMU)
  • Don’t be alarmed if you see Kwame Brown out and about. His house arrest sentence ends. (CityPaper)
  • Times are tough for food trucks in DC, but Arlington is considering longer service hours. (WAMU)
  • Between 2000 and 2011, the number of biking commuters has nearly doubled in DC. (CityPaper)
  • Why didn’t anyone tell me about DC’s largest swimming pool? (Popville)
  • DC Government to consider $1 billion plan to bury power lines in the District. (WTOP)

DC Housing

  • The top 10 DC zip codes where homes sell the fastest. Mount Pleasant ranks second. (UrbanTurf)
  • Construction of a 10,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse begins in Anacostia. (Curbed)
  • The National Cathedral wins $100K to repair damage from 2011 earthquake. (BizJournals)

Popular Culture

  • Need your Prince Harry fix? The 21 swoon-worthy moments from his American visit. (BuzzFeed)
  • After eight seasons, we finally met the mother on How I Met Your Mother. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • An interactive Web site that charts every reoccurring joke from Arrested Development. (Recurring Developments)
  • The 25 creepiest book covers of all time. Yes, Goosebumps and R.L. Stine is on the list. (ShortList)


  • Check out the possible wedding registry for RGIII. I call dibs on the waffle maker. (Bed Bath & Beyond)
  • As the injuries mount, the Nationals might have misdiagnosed a Bryce Harper concussion. (DeadSpin)
  • They might be the worst MLS team this season, but DC United will soon have their own beer. (DCUnited)
  • After the Capital’s playoff loss, Tony Kornheiser lashes out at Caps fans and … (The Washington Post)
  • … Michael Wilbon has a few choice words for Alexander Ovechkin. (The Washington Post)

Random Picks of the Week

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  • The greenhouse is not being built in Anacostia. Everything east of the river is not “Anacostia.”


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