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In: Shepherd Park
NIMBYs are protesting: Juanita Thornton/Shepherd Park Branch Library
Because: The roof keeps leaking, even after repairs.
We say: See 352.36, How to Boost Your Capital Budget.
In: Columbia Heights
NIMBYs are protesting: Bags of dirty diapers piled in alleys
Because: It’s an unpleasant sight for people going to work in the morning.
We say: Leave no child’s leavings behind.
In: Dupont Circle
NIMBYs are protesting: Sidewalk-cafe space for Starbucks at New Hampshire Avenue and U Street NW
Because: Starbucks keeps an open dumpster on the sidewalk.
We say: So much for the U Street blend.
NIMBYs are protesting: Dogs pooping in the kids’ play area at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
Because: It’s unhygienic.
We say: Teach your children about the nitrogen cycle.
NIMBYs are protesting: American University Law School students
Because: They take all the good street parking spaces without having permits.
We say: This calls for a writ of habeas Corollas.
In: Takoma Park
NIMBYs are protesting: A school-bus driver posting martial-arts fliers on city property
Because: She flips off people who tell her it’s illegal.
We say: That’s how Bruce Lee got his start. Josh Levin