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As you may or may not have heard, Urban Scrawl is shutting down.  I won’t bore you with the details (we’re rebranding as a Russian troll farm to get some of that sweet, sweet Super PAC money for the midterms), but in this moment I’m keeping in mind the famous saying by Dr. Seuss: “Don’t be sad that it’s over, be glad that you averaged 30K unique pageviews per month!”  (Looking to hire a writer?  Call me.)  (But not until I’ve exhausted all my unemployment checks.) OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS OF ALL TIME!

RISING SEA LEVELS? NO PROBLEM, WE CAN JUST BUILD ISLAND

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Is America’s coastline going to be swamped in a few decades by rapidly rising sea levels due to climate change?  Yes.  Has the virtual certainty of this happening already affected certain markets?  Also yes.   Is there anything we can do about it other than stock up on water wings or move to Nebraska?  Yes, there is.  We can build ourselves some darn islands. RISING SEA LEVELS? NO PROBLEM, WE CAN JUST BUILD ISLAND

This sprawling luxury home is described in the listing, not inaccurately, as a “modern villa,” and that’s exactly what it feels like.  This house wouldn’t look out of place in the hills of Spain, or the vineyards of Italy.  It’s on a very quiet block on Massachusetts Avenue Heights, and the listing also helpfully points out that, since only four houses face this block, there’s “generous” amounts of “free parking,” so if you’ve always dreamed of starting a long-term parking business, this is the house for you.  Don’t worry about annoying the neighbors – America loves entrepreneurs!

This sprawling luxury home is described in the listing, not inaccurately, as a “modern villa,” and that’s exactly what it feels like.  This house wouldn’t look out of place in the hills of Spain, or the vineyards of Italy.  It’s on a very quiet block on Massachusetts Avenue Heights, and the listing also helpfully points out that, since only four houses face this block, there’s “generous” amounts of “free parking,” so if you’ve always dreamed of starting a long-term parking business, this is the house for you.  Don’t worry about annoying the neighbors – America loves entrepreneurs!

FEELING ANTISOCIAL? THESE REMOTE HOMES WILL HELP YOU GET AWAY FROM LITERALLY EVERYTHING

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I love living in the city 99.5% of the time, but that last half-percent of the time, I’m usually dreaming of living on a remote cliffside hut where there’s zero chance I’ll ever hear my neighbors playing that stupid “Wagon Wheel” song on repeat.  These four houses are so remote that you won’t hear anything except the howl of the wind, and maybe the occasional interjection of the imaginary elf your mind has invented because you haven’t seen or spoken to another human being in six months.  Sounds like a good time to me! FEELING ANTISOCIAL? THESE REMOTE HOMES WILL HELP YOU GET AWAY FROM LITERALLY EVERYTHING

THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL

For DC insiders, there’s a lot to this city –– there’s old and new architecture, an art scene, plenty of history, food and drinks to enjoy, culture abound, and so much more. To tourists, sometimes DC can seem less multidimensional –– they know our home for its monuments and cherry blossoms. And while yes, we’ve all seen the monuments, it’s safe to say there’s more to our city that meets they eye (or that goes in a tour book)…but that goes for the monuments, too. So what don’t you know about some of the cities most famous sights? You might be surprised. Here are some little-known facts about one of the most famous monuments here: The Lincoln Memorial. THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL