When It Comes To Inequality, DC Is A Third World Country [Washington Post] We’re worse than China, Namibia, and several other places where you’d start hyperventilating if you lost your passport during a vacation there. We started off so well, and then it’s like we stumbled, and then fell. Face first into the back of a car.
The 6 Spookiest Statues In DC [Curbed DC] What I want to know is, who was the first person who decided to sleep in the lap of a statue named “Black Aggie” that used to be in a druid cemetery, “just to see what happens.”
Why Can’t Middle-Class Families Afford To Live In Liberal Cities? [CityLab] Clickbait headline aside, it might have less to do with politics and more about simple livability. The bluest cities are San Francisco and NYC; the reddest are Knoxville, TN and Tulsa, OK. A lot more people want to live in the formers than the latters, meaning it’s simple supply and demand, not a vast left wing conspiracy.
Ten Reasons You Won’t Get A Mortgage [Housing Wire] They forgot to include “you lived on credit cards in Europe for two years and then declared bankruptcy,” “you were an English major,” and “you can’t make a down payment in VHS tapes.”
$23 Million Arlington Mansion Robbed – Again [ARLnow] Isn’t there some movie where the robbers are like, “we’ll rob the bank/casino/drug dealer a second time – no one will see it coming!”? These Arlington robbers must have seen that movie.
An Interview With The Architect Behind DC’s Shipping Container Apartments [Urban Turf DC] Next up: floating houses on the Potomac. I’d pay to see his face when someone tells him that boats already exist.