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Display Name: outsidenow
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14 bikes between two? that's insane. I've lived with couriers and triathletes before and at most one of us would have 2 or 3 rides.

If you have a basement or garage, my suggestion would be to get a bike rack. My condo association bought one for our basement and it holds up to 10 bikes.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Getting Married & We Have 7 Bikes...Each#comments#comments
3/20/09 03:13 PM

you are right about the mixture of residents in Hampden and the W 36th St brunch crowd .


Apartment Therapy DC | Great American Main Street Awards Baltimore
3/17/09 09:27 PM

Hampden is hipster central. It's Bmore's version of DC hoods such as U Street, Ledroit Park, Bloomington. Federal Hill is indeed full of Chads...think DC's Adams Morgan or Claredon/Courthouse in Arlington.

Mt. Vernon is most like Dupont Circle.


Apartment Therapy DC | Great American Main Street Awards Baltimore
3/17/09 07:26 PM

nice pheasant in the 1st pic.


Apartment Therapy New York | Beekman 1802: Organic Farm & Wedding Cake Mansion The New York Times 2.26.09
2/27/09 07:32 PM

I think most of the complaints of the District house tours are all valid. DC is a transient city and most of the DC house tours featured on AT seem to be either new renters that are either recent grads or people who are early on in their careers. Because of that I’ll cut them some slack. As a District resident, the DC house tours remind me of my previous rental days but I think they do provide some insight or ideas for the many renters living here. My only complaint would be the locations of the DC house tours. They all seem to be from the trendier higher priced NW quadrant neighborhoods. This might explain why they have no financial means for furnishing but does not excuse the lack of creativity.


Apartment Therapy DC | House Tour: Laura's Traditional, "No Place Like Home" Washington, DC
2/27/09 11:44 AM

I’m not sure if you’re a daily commuter but if so the pulley would be a pain. As a commuter with a small place, I keep mine close to the door leaning up against the wall. If your bldg has an unused basement/garage, you can ask the landlord to put in a bike rack which will increase their rental value. Btw, I'm sure the other commenter was a joking but painting a bike white would make it a ghost bike which is obviously not good.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: How to Hide My Bike?
2/24/09 03:24 PM

I think the soulless part of Clarendon derives from the types of people who have moved into that area during the past decade or so plus the commercial developments that came along to accommodate them (Whole Foods, Pottery Barn, Dental Arts Studio, etc). For the DC Metro area, Clarendon is the area’s prime landing spot for recent fraternity and sorority grads. As you may know the DC Metro area is fairly diverse but Clarendon is obviously not. Please don’t even mention Rosslyn as I have been working here for the past 8 years. Rosslyn is government contract haven and hotels are getting replaced with new million dollar condos in a predominately commercial neighborhood.


Apartment Therapy DC | Hot or Not? Tall, Thin, & Available (House) in Clarendon, Virginia
2/24/09 01:02 PM

"Most of the narrow houses in the DC-area are old homes in Georgetown or Capitol Hill."

I guess those are the only neighborhoods worth mentioning in the District. There are narrow row houses all over the District especially in other neighborhoods of NE and NW.

Btw, Clarendon is fine if you like living in an overpriced soulless non diversified area.


Apartment Therapy DC | Hot or Not?: Tall, Thin, and Available (House) in Clarendon, Virginia#comments
2/23/09 03:01 PM

I agree with #8 (Asian Markets). If you haven't been you will be blown away by the prices. Here's an example: Fuji Apples with the same Washington State sticker on all of them: Safeway: $2.50/lb, TJ's: $0.49/each, Asian Market: $0.69/lb.

Here's an interesting article in the Wash Post about Asian Markets, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/01/06/ST2009010601907.html


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 10 Easy Ways to Live Your Life on Less Real Simple#comments#comments#comments#comments
2/16/09 10:17 AM

I'm not sure about the comment of dropping a land line is foolish. Actually, I would say most of the people I know do not have landlines as they feel it's unnecessary. The only reason why I had one before was because it was required for DSL service. I was paying $30 for a landline (that I never used) $ for DSL. Now, if available in your area, companies have a dry loop service for DSL that does not require a landline. The cost would only be $15-20/month for DSL service.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 10 Easy Ways to Live Your Life on Less Real Simple#comments#comments
2/13/09 02:28 PM

$4000/year = insurance, gas, residential sticker, registration, inspection, occasional parking fines, oil changes, depreciation, etc. Also if you have a car, you may tend to go out and purchase more things...at least I did.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 10 Easy Ways to Live Your Life on Less Real Simple#comments#comments
2/13/09 01:33 PM

Oh and if you live in an urban setting consider going on a car free diet. You will instantaneously save $4000/year or more, plus you’ll get fit quick so you may be able to drop the $50-$90 monthly gym pass.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 10 Easy Ways to Live Your Life on Less Real Simple#comments#comments
2/13/09 01:14 PM

If you live in the city, try biking to work instead of taking public transportation. If you're a coffee drinker, encourage your employer to purchase coffee beans, etc. I save $6 per day from these two.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 10 Easy Ways to Live Your Life on Less Real Simple
2/13/09 01:00 PM