Photo by Ehpien.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
Yesterday morning GM linked to a Washington City Paper article covering a dispute over the use of the sidewalk in front of Washington Harbour. Several readers wrote in to take GM to task over the way he took the WCP article on face value and accepted the underdog vs. entitled narrative it spun.
Fair enough. As one reader explained, the story is more gray than the WCP depicts it. That article states that Dennis Sobin set up a table on the sidewalk to sell prisoners’ art and then faced immediate harassment from the property owners. It then states that Sobin has a letter from the city affirming his organization’s right to sell merchandise.
The reader pointed out the (allegedly) other side of the story, namely that the letter from the city does not stand for the proposition that Sobin believes it does. He believes it states that he can vend his wares wherever he wants. What it actually says is that during a legitimate protest, you are permitted to sell merchandise. Nobody, including Sobin, can just sell goods wherever you want, it needs to be a protest first. Continue reading
Google has updated its popular Google Streetview feature with new photos for Georgetown. Now when you zoom in you’re given photos from early 2014.
You may remember the last update which was only in early 2013. There was a decent delay between the collection of the photos and the publishing. The photos loaded at that point were from 2011. They seem to be quicker in the updates seeing as there’s only a 6 month lag or so from the collection to the publication.
This update does bring a bit of sadness to GM though. The last generation of photos included a shot of GM walking down the street. Now his image is gone. Like sands through an hour glass…