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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan — August 23, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

True Reformer Building U Street BRIEF

TANF Benefits Might Be Running Out for Some D.C. Residents — About 5,700 adults and 12,000 dependent children in D.C. have received help through the city’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for longer than five years. Next year, however, the city might stop giving benefits to those longterm recipients. In response to the looming deadline, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau has sponsored a bill that would possibly extend those benefits at the city’s expense. [Washington Post]

New Condos Bring ‘Urban Rustic’ Living to Park View — A newly opened 13-unit condominium at 3542 Warder St. NW has a buzzy phrase to sell units: “urban rustic.” [Washington Post]

Wydown Owners’ H Street Coffee Bar Could Open This Fall — A new coffee shop from the owners of The Wydown on 14th Street could open on H Street as early as this fall. When the new cafe opens, it will sell pastries, coffee and small plated snacks alongside beer and wine, said to Wydown co-owner Alex McCracken. [District Cuisine]

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Returns to Chinatown Crosswalk, This Time With Swastikas — For the fifth time this month, someone has scrawled the word “Jew” onto the zodiac crosswalk in Chinatown. But here’s something new: the graffiti now apparently includes swastikas. [DCist]

New Bike Route Signs on Park Road — Shiny new bike route signs now adorn light poles on Park Road near Georgia Ave. NW. Like any newcomer to the District, it’s only a matter of time before they’re covered in an impenetrable layer of grime. [New Columbia Heights]

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