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New D.C. bill seeks to alleviate bedbug issues

A recent report named the D.C. area the second-worst for the pests among U.S. metro areas

Disparate impact, the latest civil rights tool in Ben Carson’s crosshairs, explained

How the Trump administration plans to weaken housing discrimination regulations.

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Renovated two-bedroom on corner lot near U Street NW with Tesla charging port asks $1M

Boasting high-end finishes, the home provides indoor and outdoor entertaining space

D.C. agrees to cut size of patio at planned family homeless shelter after neighbors complain

The District will also impose other restrictions on the proposed patio under a pending settlement

Bright lights, small city

Moving to a new city in my 40s was less about making mistakes I could learn from and more about making choices I believed in.

How a recession could impact the housing market

The fundamentals of the housing market are strong. But is it recession-proof?

Airy four-bedroom in Forest Hills with extensive renovations seeks $1.9M

The home sits on a 7,500-square-foot lot and has a two-car garage

Climate change is taking our cities away

City leaders need to start asking the tough question: How much longer can we live here?

One-bedroom Dupont Circle condo with updated kitchen and rooftop access seeks $430K

The unit gets lots of light and has an open floor plan

2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade will not happen in D.C., organizing committee says

But the group plans to fundraise for a 50th anniversary parade in 2020

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Curbed D.C. Pocket Guide: Winter 2019

Your handy guide to the real-deal D.C., not the tourist trap it is sometimes perceived as

Love wins: D.C. approves emergency bill letting couples get marriage licenses during shutdown

Local lawmakers pass a workaround while the marriage bureau at D.C. Superior Court remains closed

Can a legacy e-commerce brand help revive brick-and-mortar retail?

EBay believes its e-commerce boot camp can help boost beleaguered storefronts.

Federal shutdown will not affect D.C. public housing right away, says housing authority

But if the shutdown lasts for a few months, it could harm thousands of low-income residents

Union Station Amtrak concourse to get more passenger space and other renovations by 2022

The project is designed to make the concourse less crowded and brighter

D.C. to pursue changes to long-term development plan in 2019

Legislators will take up Comprehensive Plan amendments in the coming months

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The 25 best things to do in Washington, D.C., with kids

From vintage carousels to world-renowned museums, D.C. offers something for every family. We’ve mapped our 25 top picks.

D.C. is about to see a lot more electric bikes and scooters this year

City officials have green-lighted eight companies to offer shared dockless vehicles

Three-bedroom Columbia Heights home with original floors, updated kitchen seeks $799K

The home has a finished basement and a one-car garage

12 beige paints that aren’t boring at all

The subtle shade—whether it’s called fawn, pale brown, buff, sand, sandy, oatmeal, khaki, ecru—is a soothing and versatile background.

Map: D.C. plans to ban right turns on red at these 101 intersections

Officials hope the move will help reduce traffic crashes and deaths as part of the District’s Vision Zero initiative

Mail fail: D.C. residents tell their congressional delegate about postal woes

‘We have learned that there is unreliable service in Eckington, Anacostia, Cleveland Park and Michigan Park’

The 21 most spectacular theaters in the U.S.

From historic opera houses to a brand-new building in Chicago, these are the 21 most architecturally significant theaters in America.

Metro to allow bikes and scooters on its trains during all hours of service

The new policy begins on Monday, Jan. 7

Amazon HQ2 bids: The weird ways cities wanted to woo Bezos

They include private train cars, establishing Amazon University, and a new type of logo treatment.

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2018

We’ve rounded up five amazing shipping container houses that we loved this year.

The 11 best midcentury modern homes of 2018

In 2018, we saw a wealth of architectural gems, from reasonably priced fixer-uppers to over-the-top time capsules.

The United States of Texas and California

When it comes to urban policy, transportation, economy, and immigration, what’s happening in Texas and California is really the story of what’s happening in America.

Six things D.C. says it’s learned about scooters and dockless bikes since they arrived

Overall ridership increased significantly, but the growth was uneven across the city

Housing market signaled potential future downturn in 2018

Long plagued by housing shortages, inventory spikes signal change may be coming.

Activists plan overnight memorial vigil for D.C. homeless who died in 2018

The vigil will take place downtown from Dec. 20 to 21

D.C.’s population surpasses 700K for the first time since the 1970s: census data

"The change is due primarily to an influx of people from other parts of the country"

Elon Musk’s tunnel is really just a highway—and it won’t fix traffic at all

We don’t need more dedicated places where cars can go fast.

D.C. approves $26M in tax breaks for two large District-based companies

EAB and Chemonics International plan to move their headquarters to other locations in the city

Seattle mayor picks DC transportation planner to lead SDOT

The nomination still needs City Council approval

Big cities courting big tech helped define 2018

Amazon HQ2 brought out huge concessions from cities—and little effort to rein in tech’s power.

More public restrooms could come to D.C. under proposed pilot programs

Business incentives and a working group that would identify sites for freestanding facilities are on the table

The 9 best camper vans of 2018

Ranging from budget DIY builds to over-the-top luxury conversions, here are the camper vans that caught our eye this past year.

Court ruling clears way for major mixed-use project in NoMa near Union Market

The development would transform a 1.5-acre site into residences, hotel rooms, offices, and retail