Category Archives: Virginia

The porous Potomac


Couldn’t help but snap a picture of these two U.S. Border Patrol agents who crossed under the Potomac from D.C. to Virginia with me. Lord knows what sort of apprehension mission they were on; hopefully trying to prevent unwanted Virginians … Continue reading

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D.C. sightseeing tour: Trinkets and lottery tickets


Update: Incidentally, now the convenience story appears to be on its last legs, fresh signs proclaiming that everything is 75 percent off. Perhaps the owner is taking her profits and hitting the lamb; i.e. it was good while it lasted. … Continue reading

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The Rosslyn designated smoking area


Riding the Metro and feeling the pangs of a nicotine fix? No fear Orange and Blue line riders, the solution can’t be too far away; just head to Rosslyn. There, the¬†architecture¬†of the indoor/outdoor station works in concert with people rippin’ … Continue reading

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Is a 90-minute transit commute really a benchmark to shoot for?


A Brookings report says that the D.C. area is ranked 17th on America’s list of of systems by accessibility. Immediately easy to dispel a report that ranks New York’s as the 13th-best. Have you seen the subway? It’s the 10th … Continue reading

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Washington’s sobering recycling stats — and what to do about it


In a recent spread on how “green” the D.C. region is going, the Post pulled out some stunning statistics on recycling — a responsible behavior that has been pushed on my generation for at least 20 years. Of D.C. and … Continue reading

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The DMV: Serving 250 new customers daily


Guess how long it will take about 7,500 people to move to the D.C. area. About a month, according to a very cool database on the Buffalo Business Journal (Umm, what publication?). More big-picture notable, according to this database, is … Continue reading

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Growth in Northern Virginia, divided along county borders


The Arlington corridor between Rosslyn and Ballston absorbed more of Northern Virginia’s population growth in the past 10 years than the Broadlands area of Loudoun County, despite the fact that all of Arlington’s growth was infill development, while in Loudoun … Continue reading

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