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The plans and groundbreaking for the Louis apartment-residential complex at 14th and U NW was one of the most popular stories of 2012. (Luis Gomez Photos)

It’s that time again… a look back before we start 2013.

All week, we have been counting down with the most popular stories of the year in each one of Borderstan’s content categories. Today, however, we present to you, the Top 25 most popular stories (overall) that appeared on in 2012.

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.

The Top 25 Most Popular Stories of 2012:

  1. Meet Julie Mason, White House Correspondent, Neighbor (Michelle Lancaster)
  2. Hank’s Forced to Shut Half of Patio; Owner Seeks Community Support (Borderstan)
  3. 6:30 PM Monday Gun Robbery, 1400 Block of P Street NW (Cody Telep)
  4. Man Shot in Vicinity 17th and Corcoran NW Saturday Afternoon (Luis Gomez)
  5. How to Succeed at Chipotle Without Really Crying (Scott Thompson)
  6. Stabbing at Tabaq Bistro Early Saturday Leads to Temporary Closure (Cody Telep)
  7. Plans Unveiled for the Louis at 14th/U; Will Remake Famous Corner (Matt Rhoades and Luis Gomez)
  8. Food and Development: The Italians are Coming! (Luis Gomez)
  9. 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Graduated From College (Scott Thompson)
  10. Police Tips: Protect Yourself From Robbery, Assault (Borderstan)
  11. Batch 13 Liquor Store Coming to 14th Street (Borderstan)
  12. Why Do Ginkgo Tree Berries Smell Like Dog Poo? (Borderstan)
  13. Weather Closings, Delays Listed at (Borderstan)
  14. Bethesda Bagels: We are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Like, Ever. (Melanie Hudson)
  15. Where is DC’s Gay Neighborhood in 2012? The Winner is… (Borderstan)
  16. Update on 17th and Corcoran Shooting: Second Suspect Sought (Cody Telep)
  17. The Story Behind Bakehouse, Coming Soon to 14th and T (Rachel Nania)
  18. The Coffee Bar: Borderstan’s Newest Cafe (Jonathan Riethmaier)
  19. Beyond Neverland: The Art of (Finally) Growing Up in Washington, DC (Scott Thompson)
  20. Fire at Mid City Deli Building, 14th and P NW (Luis Gomez)
  21. 10:15 PM Shooting on Saturday, 1400 Block of R Street NW (Borderstan)
  22. Meridian Hill Park Getting a Face Lift (Luis Gomez)
  23. Update on Early Saturday Morning Shooting, 1100 Block U Street NW (Borderstan)
  24. 2 Victims in Early Sunday Morning Stabbing at 14th and U NW (Borderstan)
  25. New Citizens’ Organization Seeks Different Path for 14th and U (Borderstan)

by November 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm 1,501 1 Comment

What do people read when they visit Here are the All-Time Top 20 Postings on through November 30. The total number of visits to the Web site from the first week of August (when it went live) through November 30 is 17,957; average number of visits per day to is 147. However, daily traffic has grown the past two months; for October the average number of daily visits was 190; in November it was 198.

Title Views

  1. WaPo: Update on 2006 Swann St Murder – 687
  2. Annual High Heel Race on 17th – 640
  3. In-Person Absentee Voting Underway… – 573
  4. About Borderstan – 564
  5. Arrest Made in Connection with 2006… – 522
  6. 1 Dead, 1 Wounded; Shooting in Rear… – 489
  7. Maryland Man Arrested in Murder… – 390
  8. “Taste of Dupont” is Tuesday… – 293
  9. In Our Neighborhood – 266
  10. Intelligent Traveler Compares… – 244
  11. Sunday, 28th: Latino Festival… – 243
  12. VOTE: Election Guides, DC… – 240
  13. “Commissary” Opens Sept. 9… – 224
  14. Hello Cupcake Bakery Opens… – 196
  15. Year-to-Date Borderstan Crime Stats – 171
  16. What Do You Think of the Metropole? – 169
  17. Dog Park at 11th & R NW… – 150
  18. WaPo on Metropole: “Condo Sellers… – 147
  19. Cafe Salsa to Open in Borderstan – 145
  20. Weekend Events: Union Station’s… – 137

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