This Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Generate Its Own Power, and Dispose of Its Own Waste [Fast Company] I bet the people who’ll eventually live here will get SO MAD when they get Chinese takeout menus stuffed through their mail slot.
WaPo Did a Terrible Job of Profiling This Ward 7 Neighborhood [DCist] It must be really weird when the neighborhood you live in becomes “hot.” It’s probably equal measures of pride and terror.
How American Real Estate Went Bananas [The Week] Not that housing costs aren’t insane (they are), but using the outdated standard of “you shouldn’t pay more than a third of your income towards rent” is going to mean that 85% of the population is in financial peril. It’s an arbitrary, manufactured crisis. (This is what I tell myself to make myself feel better about paying 60% of my income towards rent.)
Floating Future Concepts for the Georgetown Canal [Urban Turf DC] I’ve always wondered why the Georgetown canal isn’t fancier. Maybe it’s Georgetown’s last remaining link to its innocent youth, sort of like my dad’s mullet.
There’s a $664K Parking Spot In Hong Kong [New York Times] I’m dying to see someone buy one of these insanely expensive parking spots, then just pitch a tent there, put out a toilet bucket, and dare the authorities to do something.
How Facebook Is Subconsciously Influencing Your Home-Buying Decisions [Money Magazine] Basically, you imitate what the people in your social media circle are doing. This is why you should do what I do, and block anyone who’s even remotely responsible and/or mature. (Baby photos = instant unfollow.)