Coming Soon: Universal Transit Farecard [Citylab] We are getting closer and closer to a real-life Multipass. I hope that this will start making people admit that “The Fifth Element” was a good movie. Also, as a bonus, I get to post a picture of Milla Jovovich.
DC Houseboat Finds A Buyer [Urban Turf DC] Well, that didn’t take long. Not surprising, considering it was a highly appealing home for under 200K (!). Plus it came with free Zumba classes at the marina. (Also, since I covered it in last week’s “Sundays with Strangers,” I expect a cut of the commission.)
Presidential Mural In Adams Morgan Vandalized [Washington Post] Seems a strange target, considering there’s a Bill Cosby mural in town that hasn’t been vandalized. (No, I’m not going to tell you where it is; but yes, there’s an informal betting pool about how long it takes before someone paint-balloons it.)
Redfin Tried To Change Real Estate, But Real Estate Changed Redfin [Vox] “Welcome to the first Redfin brainstorming meeting. Anyone have any ideas how we can reinvent real estate?” “How about we make our site so Flash-heavy that it crashes people’s browsers?” “Brilliant!”
What Is DC’s “Sexiest” Architecture? [Curbed DC] Is “curvy” architecture really “sexier” than “straight-line” architecture? Not going to lie, this conversation is making me uncomfortable.
Pennsylvania Avenue Revitalization Efforts Begin In Earnest [Washington Business Journal] From the “Crazy Things You Might Be Overhearing In The Near Future” Department: “Hey, you want to go bar-hopping on 14th Street tonight?” “Nah, let’s go somewhere cool … like Pennsylvania Avenue.”