Arlington and DC both made it into the top-ten list of America's best cities. Photograph by Flickr user WilliamMarlow
This week Bloomberg Businessweek published the results of its attempt to quantify what makes a great city. They looked at a variety of databases, from the US Census to RealtyTrac, to determine which cities have the best balance of culture, safety, schools, and green space for its residents. The city at the top of its list was Raleigh, North Carolina, but the DMV area didn’t do so badly—with Arlington ranking second and DC itself ranking sixth.
Yesterday we asked, "This weekend's thunderstorm wreaked havoc on trees and power lines in the area. What damage did you experience, if any?"
Yesterday we asked, "A new survey finds that 78 percent of Washington area drivers approve of red light cameras. What do you think of them?"
Yesterday we asked, "How will you deal with Fourth of July crowds and traffic?"
Yesterday we asked, "There might be a run on Maryland crabs this July Fourth, causing prices to spike, restaurants to drop them from menus, or suppliers to bring in non-Maryland crabs. How important are Maryland crabs to your holiday weekend celebrations?"
Yesterday was National HIV Testing Day. We asked, "How can DC get a handle on its epidemic infection rates?"
Friday we asked, "A winning lottery ticket was sold on U Street. What would you do with the money if you won the lottery?"
Yesterday, we asked, "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed in a New York Times magazine story that he's undocumented, but the Washington Post had the story first and killed it. What do you think of their decision not to run it?"
Yesterday, we asked, "Today marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic Red Line crash. How safe do you feel riding Metro since the crash?"
Yesterday, we asked, "Yesterday the DC city council held a hearing to debate legislation designed to reign in gas prices. What's the most you've paid for gas so far this summer?"