It’s that time again… a look back before we start 2013. Like last December, we will provide you with a list of the most-read stories on Borderstan by category. Today are the Top 10 from the News section.
The web is forever, so they say. Posted stories continue to get hits a long time after originally going up on the site. As a result, some of the most-read stories for the year were sometimes published the year before — especially if they were published late the year before.
Top 10 News Stories of 2012 on Bordertan
These News stories were Top 10 most read last year on Borderstan.com.
- Meet Julie Mason, White House Correspondent, Neighbor (Michelle Lancaster)
- Why Do Ginkgo Tree Berries Smell Like Dog Poo? (Borderstan)
- Fire at Mid City Deli Building, 14th and P NW (Luis Gomez)
- Meridian Hill Park Getting a Face Lift (Luis Gomez)
- New Citizens’ Organization Seeks Different Path for 14th and U (Matty Rhoades)
- Central Union Mission Moves Out, Condos Moving In (Rachel Nania)
- Take a Walk: City Dogs Rescue Has New Volunteer Opportunities (Matty Rhoades and Luis Gomez)
- Poll: Where’s the Gay Neighborhood in DC? (Borderstan)
- Reviving the Dream: Moving Forward on 17th Street (Guest Column)
- Car Going in Wrong Direction on 15th Hits Parked Car, Flips (Borderstan)
Got a minute or two? Have time to give Borderstan.com a thumbs up with a nomination— and to all the great businesses in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area?
Borderstan.com was nominated in The Washington Post’s Express‘s annual “Best Of” list for “Best Neighborhood Blog.” To become one of the Top 5 nominees, for the final voting, we need more nominations, which are open until August 17.
It’s easy. Go to the Express’s “Best Of” nominations site and look for “Best Neighborhood Blog” in the “D.C. Life” section and type in Borderstan or Borderstan.com.
Please remember to nominate your favorite local businesses in the 10 categories: Nightlife, Dining, Worth the Drive, Arts. D.C. Life, Sports, Beauty/Grooming, Fitness, Shopping and Kids.
Last week The Washington Post ran a feature story in it’s Thursday, July 5, Local Living section, “D.C. bloggers work to stand out in a crowded pool of news sources.” All of us at Borderstan.com were proud to be included among the sites profiled, and to be mentioned along with some other great local sites and bloggers.
On behalf of the entire Borderstan team, we want to thank you for your support since we first went online in August 2008. This site is possible due to the team of dedicated contributors who love the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, and work hard to bring you news about your neighborhood (and theirs, too).
Matty Rhoades and Luis Gomez
We’re closing the Borderstan Reader Survey at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 7!
It is important to us that we know and understand our readers after more than three years of covering the Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods. You can help us do that by taking our new Borderstan Reader Survey — about 3 to 4 minutes of your time!
Your responses will be confidential. After you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to be eligible to win one of six prizes from our advertisers:
- Brunch for Four at Hank’s Oyster Bar (up to $100)
- A one-month membership to VIDA Fitness (applies to current or new memberships)
- One of two $50 gift certificates from Level One restaurant
- One of two $50 gift certificates from Rice restaurant
Thank you for your help.
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The Borderstan team of contributors have a number of ideas for Valentine’s Day. Check back for some more updates between now and Tuesday morning!
- Urban Etiquette: Keep That Valentine’s Night Out Fun for Everyone! (Mike Kohn)
- Rodolfo Valentino: Remembering America’s First Film Heart Throb (Candida Mannozzi)
- Borderstan Is For Lovers: 5 Tips For Getting V-Day Reservations (Alejandra Owens)
- How to Pick the Right Movie for a Valentine’s Day Date (Mary Burgan)
- Lebodome: Valentine’s Day vs. Regular Ol’ Tuesday (Scott Leibowitz)
- This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Underestimate the Power of Flowers (Jana Petersen)
- Mike’s Magical Borderstan Valentine’s Day on 14th (Mike Kohn)
Borderstan is seeking an advertising account executive proficient in digital sales. This is an excellent opportunity for a salesperson looking to add to his or her current portfolio of work, or looking to work part-time. Please see the full ad at craigslist.com for qualifications and how to contact us regarding the job.
In cased you missed some of them, here are the stories that ran Monday, September 12 through Friday, Friday, September 16 on on Borderstan.com.
- 17th Street Festival Announces Lineup of Bands, Peformers, DJs
- SYMHM: TGIF September 16
- The Trevor Project Raises $19,000 at Fall Event
- SYMHM: September 14 Hump Day
- False Bomb Scares on 14th and 17th Streets NW
- Jack Evans Dishes on Three Decades of Public Service
- SYMHM: The Collective Sigh Edition
Arts & Entertainment
- September 20: U Street Movie Series Showing Bag It at Harrison Field
- Holocaust Films: Sarah’s Key Surpasses The Debt
- Short Cuts: DC Shorts Film Festival Runs Through Sunday
Politics & Government
In cased you missed some of them, here are the stories that ran Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29 on on Borderstan.com.
- Thursday: ANC 2B/Dupont Forum on Police Redistricting
- Tuesday: U Street Movie Series at Harrison Field
- Tuesday: Is Graffiti Public Art? A Discussion at Busboys & Poets
Photo of the Day
In cased you missed some of them, here are the stories that ran Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22 on on Borderstan.com. Remember to meet the Borderstan Team… and take the reader poll on bikes on sidewalks.
- Summer in the City: Protect Your Dog From Heat Stroke
- Saturday, July 23: Charity Dog Wash at Fur-Get Me Not
Photo of the Day
Capital Pride 2011 kicks off today and there are three events right here in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.
- On June 1 at 7 pm is Out on Assignment – Kickoff and Orientation. Capital Pride 2011 will kick off with a panel discussion and celebration at the Chastleton Ballroom. The event will commence with “Out on Assignment: How LGBT Journalists Influence the Media Landscape,” a panel discussion hosted by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. Location is the Chastleton Ballroom, 1701 16th Street NW.
- Pride Idol is this year’s music competition. Cobalt is hosting, 17th and R Streets NW on Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30 pm (and again on June 8, which are the finals ). The winner gets to use a Saab all summer!
The theme of the 2011 Capital Pride celebration is “Celebration and Opportunity: Paving the Way,” created in recognition of the many pioneers who fought for LGBT rights over the previous decades. Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s sponsors.
You can find the entire list of Pride events on the Capital Pride website calendar. What follows are some highlights, with a special emphasis on events in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Dupont, and increasingly Logan, is the heart of the D.C. LGBT community, so many of the events are close to home.
Remember to check event details for cover charges, ticket prices and ticket availability.
Two big events: The parade is Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 pm, starting at Dupont Circle and winding its way to Thomas Circle NW (check out Luis’ photos from the 2010 parade). The festival on Pennsylvania Avenue is Sunday, June 12 at 11 am. DJ Tony Moran will DJing on stage at Capital Pride Sunday June 12 to premiere the title track of his new album “Magic” with legendary singer Jennifer Holliday.
Taste of Pride runs June 6 through 12. There are seven establishments here in the neighborhood — Cafe Saint-Ex, Floriana, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Level One, Local 16, Policy and Tabaq. Check the Taste site for details — when you eat at one of the participating restaurants a donation will be made to Captial Pride.
Also, keep an eye out for our Breaking News section on the landing page — we will be highlighting Pride events of the day.
Below the fold: Events listed by day.
We are in the process of doing site maintenance at Borderstan.com. We anticipate minimal interruptions to the site. Thank you for your patience.
The Borderstan Team
Welcome to the new Borderstan.com. The design should make it easier for you to find out what’s happening in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Posts are now organized in six categories: News, Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Crime, Business, and Politics & Government. (At the top of each section page, you can get an RSS feed for that particular content section.)
At the top you will find tabs to some information pages. Under the Borderstan tab you can find a map of the area we cover along with our blogroll of DC-area blogs. The Resources Pages will be updated this week to provide you with more information and links to resources in the neighborhood.
We will be making some minor changes and improvements in the coming weeks to the new site. So, please send us an email ([email protected]) or leave a comment about suggested improvements to the site.
One thing that has not changed: Our focus is still the area of DC where the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhoods meet and fuse–or as we call it, Borderstan.
Some thank yous are in order. Luis worked with web designer Raymond Goode to create the Borderstan site; please check out his website, rgg studio. Finally, we send a very big thank you to our readers.