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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Recent Links of Interest

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  The City Paper talks to the guys of Red Apron Butchery about butcher shops in DC, and Red Apron's new "commissary." The commissary is where they will break down whole animals, cure their meats, and produce their sausages. Though it isn't mentioned in the article, that commissary will be located right in the Florida Avenue Market. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a retail component at that location at this time. You can, however, snag their goods every Saturday at the farmers market at 13th and H.

Housing Complex looks at how exactly vacant properties can turn from eyesores, back into productive parcels. DC Curbed rounds up the ten least expensive properties in Trinidad (they range from around $175k to $275k). Curbed also checks out three rentals in Trinidad that you can snag for under $1,500 a month.

City Desk crunches the numbers on babies born in the District.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

In regards to rentals being so cheap - you get what you pay for. I live in that exact area and I'm having change and medication stolen from my apartment while I'm gone.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a steal!

Anonymous said...

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2012/05/18/gary-rappaport-no-trolley-no-building-on-h-street/

Anonymous said...

http://www.unionmarketdc.com/index.html

Anonymous said...

Rappaport - I don't see how you can blame him for this. It just sounds like common sense on his part, you can't sit around hemorrhaging money waiting for DC to get something done.

I do see one of the commenters on the City Paper site saying "typical Rappaport". Maybe I don't have the history of knowing why this is so bad?

Anonymous said...

Re: Union Market: That's all nice in theory, but selling a place based on idealistic images of other developments around the world doesn't really give much sense of what's really going to happen on the site...I'd love to have a combination of Vancouver, New York, Paris, Rome, London, and the Roaring 20s right here in NOMA, but I'd venture that the odds of it being anything like that are pretty close to nil.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:42: well with that attitude...

u on market said...

Michelle Obama already buys her tomatoes here

Derek said...

I think anon 10:42 said it perfect. I liked the video, but had to pause it several times to see if the image was in DC or somewhere else. I thought I saw London and Paris there but wasn't sure.

I want to see what the design intent is and the image they eventually want to have happen.

Anonymous said...

I'm not at all surprised that the trolley's are delayed. The only surprise I'll have is if they are running before 2015.

Anonymous said...

That Union Market video is just terrible, and not very convincing.

Anonymous said...

DC government is all happy about selling some NOMA property to fund health care for a year. I doubt any of these people carry an MBA. What will they sell next year to fund the program. I demand to be shown this list.

I wonder what else they could have invested in with the $18 million to create a stream of revenue instead?

Anonymous said...

Can anonymous people "demand" to be shown ANYTHING? I demand that anonymous state his full name, purpose, business interests, and birth certificate before he/she/it demand to be shown anything!

How dramatic can we be...

andrew said...

Wait. A $1500 rental is "cheap"?

Jesus Christ.