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The Daily Gripe Archive: Unfixed

(Try to) stay in your lane

Drivers approaching Rhode Island Avenue on 38th Street might be flummoxed to find a roadway that looks like it could be one lane is actually two. The stretch of road doesn't have any white lines dividing the lane in half,...

By Akeya Dickson  | March 10, 2011; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, The Daily Gripe, Unfixed  
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Second-floor graffiti scrawled in Columbia Heights

Typical spray-and-run graffiti hits furtively take place on ground and train-track level. Some scaling was required to adorn the second floor of this Columbia Heights building, which houses BloomBars, an arts nonprofit that "doesn't have the resources to paint over...

By Akeya Dickson  | March 9, 2011; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed  
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NE shortcut dangerous for residents

Votes to fix: 9 Marie, a resident of the 700 block of G Street NE, is vexed about morning commuters turning off of H Street in northeast to avoid rush hour traffic slowed by construction on H Street. Drivers "speed...

By Akeya Dickson  | February 18, 2011; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Pockets of Potholes

It's difficult enough tackling the morning after fallout of precipitation's middle child: the groan-inducing, not-quite-snow, not-quite-rain "wintry mix." Commuters already have to be mindful of pothole obstacle courses that can be difficult to traverse on the sunniest of days...

By Akeya Dickson  | January 19, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, The District, Unfixed, Virginia  
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Watch your head

The sky isn't falling in Anacostia but errant tree branches certainly are. A resident said he contacted the District Department of Public Works and the mayor's office about removing a dead tree that was felled during Snowmageddon nearly a year...

By Akeya Dickson  | January 18, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arlington pavers give one man hospital bills

Sometimes the pretty trees that line streets are a hazard. That is the case of a tree in front of 4610 North Fairfax Dr. in Arlington. The roots have pushed through the brick paver sidewalk and caused injury to at...

By Christy Goodman  | December 22, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Bumpy ride in Arlington, Christy Goodman , November 22, 2010
Griper: Trashy mess in Langley Park, Washington Post Editors , September 20, 2010
Mattress in the road , Washington Post Editors , September 12, 2010
Updated: Driver: Shrubbery makes Arlington turn blind, Washington Post Editors , September 7, 2010
The Daily Gripe is on vacation, Washington Post Editors , August 31, 2010
Weekend roundup: Tree troubles, Washington Post Editors , August 27, 2010
Neighbor: Tree is going to take out a power line, Washington Post Editors , August 24, 2010
Wait, was that a sign?, Washington Post Editors , August 23, 2010
Weekend roundup: Roads and a light dangling by a thread, Washington Post Editors , August 20, 2010
UPDATED: Cyclists: This bike lane is a freeway, Washington Post Editors , August 18, 2010
Updated: Disappearing bike lane, Washington Post Editors , August 17, 2010
More rats in more places, Washington Post Editors , August 16, 2010
NE resident: 'Rats are running rampant', Washington Post Editors , August 13, 2010
Updated: This lane, no this lane!, Washington Post Editors , August 12, 2010
Residents: Traffic circle is a hazard, Washington Post Editors , August 9, 2010
Walkers: Watch out for these grates in D.C., Washington Post Editors , August 8, 2010
To fix or not to fix in Silver Spring?, Washington Post Editors , August 6, 2010
Still dark in Silver Spring, Will Koper , August 5, 2010
Public enemy number one of summer fun, Washington Post Editors , August 3, 2010
Dog park raises howls in Alexandria, Will Koper , August 2, 2010
Walker: Crosswalk signal turning too quickly, Washington Post Editors , August 1, 2010
Not so warm welcome to D.C., Washington Post Editors , July 28, 2010
Bethesda pothole defies fixing, Washington Post Editors , July 27, 2010
Walker: A wonderful view of...junk, Washington Post Editors , July 26, 2010
Neighbors: Great park, terrible fence, Washington Post Editors , July 25, 2010
Circle of confusion, Will Koper , July 23, 2010
Neighbor: Road an 'accident waiting to happen', Washington Post Editors , July 20, 2010
Neighbors: Crack threatens to swallow car tires, Washington Post Editors , July 20, 2010
Brush blocks view at intersection in MoCo, Washington Post Editors , July 19, 2010
Crosswalk signals are dark in Alexandria, Washington Post Editors , July 18, 2010
No trash cans available, Washington Post Editors , July 15, 2010
Neighbors: Overgrown lot a rat's nest, Washington Post Editors , July 14, 2010
These signs don't make sense, Washington Post Editors , July 13, 2010
Drivers: Intersection is accident waiting to happen, Washington Post Editors , July 12, 2010
Sweltering Metro trains, boiling riders, Washington Post Editors , July 11, 2010
'Overrun' by rats in Mount Pleasant, Washington Post Editors , July 7, 2010
A turn lane that shouldn't be , Washington Post Editors , July 6, 2010
On-ramp to nowhere, Washington Post Editors , July 5, 2010
Neighbors: Bike parking scarce at Francis Pool, Washington Post Editors , July 1, 2010
Residents: Harrowing crossing in Bloomingdale, Washington Post Editors , June 28, 2010
Signals crossed at Rockville intersection, Washington Post Editors , June 28, 2010
A brain-rattling ride in Adelphi, Washington Post Editors , June 24, 2010
Bikers: Bumpy ride on the Crescent Trail, Washington Post Editors , June 22, 2010
A circle of confusion, Washington Post Editors , June 21, 2010
Drivers veering into oncoming traffic, Washington Post Editors , June 20, 2010
Neighbors: Drivers speeding past bus stop, Washington Post Editors , June 17, 2010
Spelunking in Georgetown, Christopher Dean Hopkins , June 16, 2010
Neighbors: NW intersection is dangerous, Washington Post Editors , June 14, 2010
Wait, what street is this?, Washington Post Editors , June 13, 2010
Nextbus sign has a wrong ID, Washington Post Editors , June 8, 2010
A thoughtful misspelling, Christopher Dean Hopkins , June 3, 2010
Welcome to The Daily Gripe, Christopher Dean Hopkins , May 31, 2010
 
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