All the media mentions of neighbors and the neighborhood (or what we’ve spotted) since our last Neighborhood in the News roundup:
The battle over “rent concessions” continues: Despite the DC attorney general’s lawsuit and two rulings in a 3003 Van Ness Street tenant’s favor, the Washington City Paper reports some rent-controlled apartment buildings are continuing “the practice of calculating rent from a hidden figure.” According to one Rental Housing Commission ruling, “rent increases should only be based on the amount of rent a tenant actually pays—not an arbitrary, fictitious number.” The management company in this case denies the allegations and is appealing the ruling.
Did you notice? WAMU did. The red phone booth at Calvert Woodley – for 14 years used to shelter parking lot attendant Al Anderson – is no more. (They’re building him a new shelter.)
— WAMU 88.5 (@wamu885) May 15, 2018
Sfoglina sequel: “The Trabocchis will open a second location of their well-reviewed Sfoglina Pasta House at the base of the office building at 1100 Wilson Boulevard,” ArlNow.com reports. It could open as soon as the end of the year, says the Washington Business Journal.
“A beer crawl and chatting about storms: Little Red Fox baker Kandis Smith’s perfect day” – The Washington Post
“WAMU Reboots DCist” – The Georgetowner