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Bloomingdale (for now) wonders if its hood’s new cast-iron tree boxes are a good thing.

The Heights Life offers five quick thoughts. Among them: Five Guys “was good, obviously.”

And Now, Anacostia dishes on plans to revitalize, revamp, and remake MLK Ave: “What you are about to see…will completely transform the look, feel, and life of downtown Anacostia as we know it.” Don’t you want to read on? [It’s worth it].

DesignCult explores the floor add-on in one of the more sophisticated posts we’ve read on the subject of rowhouse and rowhouse design:

“There are still many pockets within the city limits of the District that are exempt from historic preservation review boards. This fact does not mean that any designer should not take the history and the existing context into consideration when designing additions or new buildings in these areas. It does not mean that a free-for-all is appropriate or even the most simply “slapped on” addition will do the trick. The triangular shaped block along Florida Ave. and 10th Streets NW in the Shaw neighborhood has several examples where existing townhouses have been added onto with an entire new third floor.”

Congress Heights On The Rise details some new police initiative called “Third Watch” (it has nothing to do with the lame TV show).

Pop Cesspool reveals “The Secret History of Pop Cesspool Vol. 2.” I love that the secret history has volumes.

Your morning wake-up song: “Lying in the Sun” by Koushik (thank you Gorilla vs. Bear).

*photo courtesy of 7194KK from our neighborhood Flickr page.