Here Is “The Watcher” Lawsuit In Chilling Detail [Gawker] Before I read the specifics, I was like, “ha ha, someone’s sending prank letters to a family about watching their house? That’s hilarious!” Then I read the actual messages they received and immediately went around my apartment turning on all the lights and double-checking all the locks.
Chinese Residents Fight To Stay In Chinatown [Washington Post] In retrospect, it was probably a bad sign when the powers-that-be started calling it “Gallery Place.”
Evening Farmer’s Market Set To Debut On H Street NE [Washington Business Journal] More of these, please. As someone who sleeps from 6AM to midafternoon, I’m always horribly jealous of the incredible stuff my friends pick up at the morning ones. I bet I would legitimately be 50% healthier if I had been eating farmer’s market produce all this time. Hmm, I wonder if I could sue someone over this?
There Used To Be A Neighborhood In DC Called “Herring Hill”? [Ghosts of DC] Uh huh. It’s basically the eastern half of present-day Georgetown, and was named after all the herring people used to catch in Rock Creek. This used to be a really weird city.
Buy A House In An Idyllic Sicilian Village For 1 Euro (No, Seriously) [The Telegraph] Even with the cost of required renovations (the houses have been badly neglected), you could still have a house in paradise for less than fifty grand. I seriously just spent several minutes trying to think why I shouldn’t buy one, and I couldn’t come up with a single reason.
Spooky Real Estate Stories From Curbed Readers [Curbed DC] Yeah, I know it’s nowhere near Halloween, but what are you complaining about, you’re reading this at work.