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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 09/ 3/2010

An infamous neighbor? D.C.-area blogs

By Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. It's Friday and it's the beginning of a three-day-weekend. Doesn't get much better than that. So what's going on in D.C.'s blogosphere today? What's Up Wheaton? writes about what it's like to find out Discovery gunman James J. Lee was a neighbor. The Natural Capital has some suggestions of things to look for during your hike in September. And Clarendon is abuzz about a new cupcake shop. Read on.

Are D.C.-area transit maps in need of a redesign? Two transit-oriented bloggers think so. Metro-Venture wonders if transit officials here should borrow some ideas from New York, where a redesigned transit map has recently been unveiled. The folks at Greater Greater Washington offer their own alternative for making it easier to get from here to there using public transportation. They’d like to see the Circulator map combined with Metro’s guides.

Now that Hurricane Earl has passed us by, the forecast is for some of the best weather of the summer. That, plus a three-day-weekend might inspire you to enjoy some nature. The Natural Capital is happy to oblige with this post on things to look for on trails around the D.C., the September edition.

Can't get enough . . . cupcakes? Yes folks – just when you thought we were full up on cupcakes, a new player is coming to town. In another example of the NY to D.C. food stuff migration, Crumbs Bake Shop has announced – it will be opening not one, not two, but three stores in the D.C. area. Clarendon Culture has the scoop, as does CupcakesOMG!, here. thinks it could open before Thanksgiving.

What’s Up Wheaton? is a little distressed to find out that James J. Lee, the Discovery gunman was his neighbor.

Happy first blogiversary to Feast After Famine. She blogs about growing a blog while raising four children. Congrats!

Folks are always looking to cut costs – even more so these days with record unemployment and continued economic uncertainty. Double Income No Kids Finance offers this post on how to reduce your car insurance rates.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend. I'm taking Monday off to enjoy the Labor Day holiday, but will be back on Tuesday, with more intriguing posts from the D.C.-area blogosphere.

By Washington Post editors  | September 3, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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I appreciate the reference to Clarendon Culture, but you got the link wrong! You linked a cupcake blog instead of mine! :)

Correct link:

Posted by: ClarendonCulture | September 3, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

As a native born and raised Washingtonian I'm constantly amazed at the neighborhood names the Post and TV stations throw around. I grew up on 16th and T street northwest and never thought or heard that I was living in the Dupont Park area. I have noticed other areas of the city that have expanded beyond the boundaries that I knew as a kid. Now Anacostia is anything east of the Anacostia River instead of the area just south of the 11st bridge. Congress Heights, Randle Heights only exist in the minds of native Washingtonians and property tax maps. Adams Morgans use to be centered around 18th and Columbia Road. Now it's seems to be anything within 5 miles of the intersection.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | September 4, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

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