Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by Borderstan.com June 21, 2013 at 11:00 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]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

  • Hank, the new sloth bear cub at the National Zoo, made his public debut this week. (DCist)
  • More than 10,000 students were suspended this past academic year in DC public schools. (WAMU)
  • Old NPR headquarters building in Chinatown succumbs to the wrecking ball. (Prince of Petworth)
  • Another Shake Shack is set to open in Penn Quarter. I love me some Shake Shack. (DCist)
  • Fairfax County schools working with sleep specialists to study school start times. (WAMU)
  • Sometimes bag searches on the Metro aren’t always optional. (GreaterGreaterWashington)
  • First child of 19, Josh Duggar takes a job with conservative lobbying firm in the District. (DCist)
  • That trip out to Tysons Corner Mall will have to wait. Silver line opening delayed till January. (NBC4)

DC Housing

  • Shepherd Park and Petworth are the two hottest housing neighborhoods in DC right now. (BizJournals)
  • Owners of Meridian Hill Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant hope to turn it into a 70-unit condo. (UrbanTurf)
  • I’m shocked! Real estate in Georgetown is getting more expensive. (Georgetown Metropolitan)
  • If you have an opinion about the redevelopment of Walter Reed, let them know. (WalterReedTomorrow)
  • Study finds that DC renters can save almost 30% by sharing an apartment with a roommate. (UrbanTurf)
  • A look at the ten buildings that changed Washington, DC. (Parchment)

Popular Culture

  • A video of all the “OOHS” in Saved by the Bell. Lots of kissing and AC Slater dancing. (Shortlist)
  • North West. A quadrant in Washington, DC and a Kardashian. (DailyMail)
  • The 10 greatest sitcom characters that were introduced late in show’s run. (UPROXX)


  • Alexander Ovechkin has three MPV trophies … and zero Stanley Cups. (Sports Illustrated)
  • Bryce Harper modeling underwear. Why haven’t you clicked the link yet? (Washington Post)
  • Don’t expect the Wizards to revert back to the Bullets nickname anytime soon. (Washington Times)
  • How well do you know the MLB rulebook? Take this quiz to find out how little you do. (ESPN)
  • John Wall has been busy this offseason. At the tattoo parlor. (Washington Post)

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