Tag Archives: Columbia Heights

What your favorite DC bar says about you

Do you guys know that feeling when the weather first gets really nice, and you get distracted and have no motivation? Um, that is totally not happening with this blog. Because here is a seriously thought-out post that was not written hastily this afternoon, and is instead backed up by meticulous research in strictest accordance […]

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A Girly Girl’s Guide to Bike Commuting

People are often a bit surprised when I tell them that I’ve taken up the habit of commuting nearly everywhere by bicycle. Their confusion is understandable – I have no history of practicality, athleticism, or being aware of my surroundings. In fact, the reasons that I waited so long to take a stab at cycling […]

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Columbia Heights Greatest Hits

As of August 2, the Broads of the Beltway will be neighbors – I am moving into a charming little nook on 1st and R, a loogie’s range from my beloved Big Bear Café. Since I pop over to Chicago for several days beginning tomorrow, tonight is my penultimate evening in Columbia Heights.  I’m swapping […]

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Why is there such a new business lag in gentrifying neighborhoods?

City codes and technical zoning miscellany are not my cup of proverbial (or literal) tea. I don’t claim to know much about them. In fact, my most significant act of real estate development has thus far been the impulsive construction of blanket forts in my basement. Even in that case, I sidestepped my household zoning […]

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A lazy girl’s guide to northerly bicycling

Earlier this month, I became a first-time adult cyclist. I am already a complete asshole about it. Don’t get me wrong – I have been an asshole since the very beginning. I admit that searching Craigslist for a phrase like ‘vintage ladies cruiser’ constitutes, by any definition, a grave act of urban assholery. The bike’s […]

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