Is This the Ideal Office for Millennials? [Washingtonian] A meditation hut, free yoga lessons, a pool table – don’t blame millennials for the irritating trademarks of start-up culture! Start-up somehow gets off the hook for all the annoying stuff they’ve introduced into popular culture – men with gray hair wearing “clever” graphic t-shirts, people shamelessly calling themselves “entrepreneurs,” the unironic use of the term “disruption.”
Which DC Neighborhoods Have the Most Solar Power Potential? [Urban Turf DC] If you lived in a narrow rowhouse with a small roof, I wonder how far up you’d have to build a solar tower before you could legally expand it laterally, like a solar panel umbrella? It might be worth doing just to annoy your neighbors.
Columbia, MD, One of the First “Smart Growth” Towns, Is Turning 50 [Greater Greater Washington] I still think “smart growth” is a masterpiece of passive-aggression. “What can we call our new urban planning philosophy that sounds memorable but also subtly insults the establishment?”
There’s a K-Mart In Minneapolis That Blocks An Entire Street [Consumerist] Not only does it completely clock a major thoroughfare, the company has an option to lease until 2053, even if (when) K-Mart goes out of business.
This Russian Biker Mysteriously Bought Millions of Dollars Worth of Real Estate In South Florida [Miami Herald] Wow, this guy somehow bought tens of millions of dollars of condos and commercial real estate even though he only makes $75,000 a year. He should put on a weekend seminar on real estate investment. (“Step 1: Launder money for organized crime.”)
Kid Rock’s Real Estate Disaster [New York Post] Well, if his investments are anything like his music, then yeah …