In blog-years, the Georgetown Metropolitan is getting up there. It’s so old that its staff of one completely forgot to celebrate its fourth birthday last December.
Yes, on December 13, 2008, the Georgetown Metropolitan was revived from 171 years of dormancy with its first (modern) post.
Four years and 2,854 articles later, the Georgetown Metropolitan is still going, shocking nobody more than GM himself.
GM always likes to take this opportunity to review what articles from the past year got the most attention. So here goes:
GM had heard rumors that GU was considering moving its hospital and medical school off the main campus. But a series of articles from WBJ and Washington Post seemed to confirm it. So he added his two cents.
Shortly after publishing it, GM received a forceful denial from a Medstar rep. But GM is still confident in his reporting: GU is in early planning stages to move the hospital and medical school. It’ll take time, but it is a goal of the school’s long range planners.
How great of an addition is the new ice rink down by the harbor? As a new parent himself, GM is thrilled to see more young family options like this open up in Georgetown (hopefully the bowling alley will also serve this group well).
It’s not surprising that articles about the future of the mall make of two of the most popular articles from 2012. This first one discussed how Vornado was moving ahead with the radical reconfiguration of the mall that ultimately “de-malled” the mall by removing all interior common space.
But at this point, there was no indication as to what businesses would actually occupy this radically reconfigured space. That came later:
Coming in right ahead of the article discussing the shape of the new mall was GM’s scoop as to who was moving in. GM received a tip with a brochure that Vornado was using to sell the space. The brochure indicated that much of the space was going to be occupied by TJ Maxx and its sister store, Homegoods. GM also was informed that Michaels also was on board, but he hasn’t seen any more evidence of that since the first tip.
It always seems to GM that the most popular article every year is totally random and frequently not terribly interesting. That is true for 2012 as well. GM would like to think it has something to do with his incredibly writing skills, but in this case it just appears that a lot of people looking for information about Nike marathons stumbled on to the page (and probably left unsatisfied).