My latest article is now online in City Journal, and is about the need for New York to start thinking like a growth city again. It’s interesting to contrast NYC with the case of Atlanta I recently wrote about. Atlanta has seen decelerating growth indicating it may be...
From an email: “No Kings Collective and MGM Roast Beef are both celebrating 10 years in DC this year. Naturally, we’re throwing a party and launching the “No Kings Reuben” to celebrate this milestone! The sandwich marries No Kings and MGM Roast Beef’s “loves”. Photo by Kimberly Wong Peter Chang of No...
Two people were fatally hit by a driver while sitting on a bench Two people sitting on a bench in James Monroe Park in DC, were killed late Wednesday night when a driver went off the road and struck them with their vehicle, according to US Park Police.   (Sophia Barnes / NBC...
Photo Credit: Mike on Flickr, CC BY 2.0 My latest piece is now online over at City Journal. It’s a look at Atlanta, now bouncing back from a very rough 10-12 year period, but looking increasingly like a city that is maturing rather than a go-go boomtown in its...
How “progressive” boomers limit access to housing and transit As Greater Greater Washington’s Alex Baca explains in a recent Huffington Post article, older homeowners who identify as progressive are increasingly using using technical procedures to block new housing construction despite their claims to support affordable housing and access to...
Construction in the Short North, Columbus, Ohio My latest post is online at City Journal. I actually wrote it prior to the Indy op-ed I just put up, but for scheduling reasons they came out in the reverse order. This contains some of the background information against which that...
My latest column is online in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Obviously it’s about Indianapolis, but similar arguments apply to basically every other basically well-performing Midwest city. They are completely parochial talent sheds and need to attract from further afield.  Here’s an excerpt: Nashville won 5,000 Amazon jobs despite being...
Guests enjoy an evening jazz show under the stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in 2016, the last year that the amphitheatre was open for the summer season. Image: NPS | Katy Cain From a press release: “Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the Crestwood Citizens Association on Sunday, July 14,...
Baltimore and DC have the worst drivers in the country According Allstate’s annual “America’s Best Drivers” report, Baltimore drivers are 152.5 percent more likely to be involved in a vehicle collision, and DC drivers are 142.3% more likely compared to the national average.  (Justin Wm. Moyer / Post) Lift the Capitol e-scooter...
Sharing is as fundamental to the early elementary school curriculum as the alphabet or counting, part of the social arithmetic of coexistence. In many New York City public schools, sharing is a lesson for principals and administrators too. On co-located campuses, one building might house as many as...

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