Monday, June 26, 2017

Bethesda demolition update: 4733 Bethesda Avenue (Photos)

The demolition of 4733 Bethesda Avenue continues. About one quarter of the office building remains. It will be replaced by The JBG Companies' 4747 Bethesda Avenue office project.



74 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dare Bethesda Beat to steal this story.

Robert Dyer said...

They're too busy trying to steal the one I published on East MoCo this morning about the new brewery in downtown Silver Spring. #scooped

Anonymous said...

7:30 AM Hence why it's so quiet here now.

Anonymous said...

I don't see the point of having separate blogs for the East County and Rockville, given that you only publish five articles a week on each of those.

Robert Dyer said...

7:30: Yep, troll goes silent as the small and slightly-failing magazine chases after the brewery story. Why didn't Hans or David T. tip them off like usual?

7:45: More lies. I understand your embarrassment and frustration at your inability to compete with the Suburban News Network. Get over it.

Robert Dyer said...

8:12: There's been more than one article per day several days in just the last week alone, including today on East MoCo. You lied again.

But what difference does it make anyway? Do you want to read a bunch of filler articles like the small and slightly-failing magazine? Most people just want the relevant news, not reworked County press releases that apply countywide.

The reason for having separate sites is that people in Silver Spring don't give a damn about something the Rockville City Council does. It's the failed model of the magazine, and now everybody is starting to look at my latest innovation - the "network." MoCo has recently branded its government channels as "The Municipal Network."

What a coincidence! Once again I am the vanguard of innovation in local news, just as I pioneered the hyperlocal website in Montgomery County.

Roald said...

The Network Effect in full force!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it time for your other sockpuppets to join in? a la Trump's cabinet cheer-leading routine where everybody goes around and praises him? ::gak::

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dyer - Are you counting "Sam Eig" as your "fourth" blog?

Cuz I checked that one and you've only published only six articles during the last three months, and none of them were specific to the region that it claims to serve. "Filler", indeed.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't seen renderings of the new building there yet. There's one here: http://www.jbg.com/#4747-Bethesda-Maryland-property-gallery

I'll miss the view of the sunset.

Anonymous said...

"the Suburban News Network"

The what?

Anonymous said...

Going back YTD on Same Ig, there are a total of 21 stories in six months, an average of less than one a week.

Of those 21, only three of those - one out of every seven, and an average of only one every two months - were actually specific to the region that the blog purports to cover. The other 18 were the same "MoCo Machine" rants that were published on Dyer's other three blogs.

And those three stories were all crime or fire reports - i.e. copypasta from Pete Piringer, with the same stock photos of police cars and fire engines as here.

Anonymous said...

"The reason for having separate sites is that people in Silver Spring don't give a damn about something the Rockville city council does?

Anonymous said...

"They're too busy trying to steal the one I published on East MoCo this morning about the new brewery in downtown Silver Spring. #scooped"

Robert, you know full well that you lifted that "scoop" off of local Silver Spring bloggers who were discussing it on twitter yesterday. Just because you don't attribute it to them doesn't mean you're the one with the "scoop."
https://twitter.com/justupthepike/status/879081696095817729

Anonymous said...

10:01 here. Hit the button too soon. Continuing my previous comment - on that basis, shouldn't coverage of Westbard and Montgomery Mall be spun off into separate blogs? Because Bethesdians are sick of reading about those.

Anonymous said...

How can Bethesda Mag "steal" your "scoop" if you didn't do anything more than follow people on twitter and repost what they said?

Anonymous said...

10:04 AM "Westbard" and Westfield Montgomery are in Bethesda.
Westfield is Bethesda's mall.

Facts are facts.

Terp Grad said...

Big, big story about the new brewery in Silver Spring over on East MoCo.

And the first look at the new additions to Whole Foods Silver Spring!

Anonymous said...

You have to wonder what motivates 10:03 AM & 12:33 PM to post lies like that.

Haters gonna hate I guess.

Anonymous said...

@3:13pm: What was the announcement?

Anonymous said...

Any news on an office tenant vacating 7200 Wisconsin, the adjacent building, soon?

Robert Dyer said...

9:52: You're so dense, I'll have to repeat it again - Sam Eig is in beta right now, which is why that site isn't publishing on a set schedule. I assume you have a compulsive disorder that causes you to belligerently keep repeating bizarre statements.

Robert Dyer said...

9:21: I posted the renderings of 4747 a long, long time ago.

Robert Dyer said...

10:03: I searched the internet for Astrolabe Sunday just to confirm no one else had reported it. I got no results, and certainly no results for anything by Dan Reed.

If Reed had information about Astrolabe, he surely would have passed it along immediately to his fellow MoCo cartel komrades, and they would have reported that blockbuster news over the weekend.

At worst, they would have seen such a tweet from Reed in their feed, and reported it first thing this morning. Yet the small and slightly-failing magazine staff did neither, meaning they had no such information.

Reality sinking in for you now - I independently found the Astrolabe scoop, and was the first to break the story. I understand my competitors' embarrassment and frustration at their inability to get a blockbuster story like this.

That's why Silver Spring residents are turning to East MoCo - the leading source, with the bonus of not be funded by developers, and not being a house organ for the MoCo cartel.

A win-win-win for Silver Spring.

Robert Dyer said...

10:05: They would steal by not stating, "as first reported by East MoCo." I broke the story.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman's interview with the owners of Astrolabe was great.

We are indeed blessed to have a news site that covers both Bethesda and Silver Spring!

Robert Dyer said...

10:04: Literally, only mentally ill people believe Westbard and Montgomery Mall are not in Bethesda. You're obviously a carpetbagger, since there's no such thing as a "Bethesdian," either.

Robert Dyer said...

4:53: You like your news reheated in the microwave hours later? You're in the minority, for sure.

Let's hope "Zimmerman" acknowledged I broke the story and was the source for his late report.

Silver Spring has its own news source, East MoCo, which broke the Astrolabe story at 8:00 AM this morning.

Robert Dyer said...

9:16: A Greater Greater Washington fellow traveler accusing any other website's readers of being "sockpuppets" is absolutely hysterical.

Robert Dyer said...

3:22: Hans Riemer couldn't find the door to get out of his office. Fortunately, Council spokesperson Neil Greenberger was nearby, and was able to talk Riemer to the doorknob with voice commands. Tragedy averted.

Woodmont said...

The only decent thing intern Zimmerman has ever written was that negative review of his employer, Bethesda Mag, on Glassdoor.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dyer - why did you put Zimmerman's name in scare quotes? Are you trying to suggest he's a fictitious person, like "Woodmont"?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Dyer, have you trademarked "Suburban News Network"? Or at least done a trademark search so that you are not using anyone else's trademark?

Anonymous said...

"You like your news reheated in the microwave hours later?"

Dyer, you lifted your "scoop" from a twitter convo everyone in Silver Spring saw a full day before you posted the exact same info on your site. YOU are the one who "reheated" the news by simply regurgitating what was already shared on twitter. At least Bethesda Mag took the twitter convo, noted the original source, and then interviewed the owners to add some new info.

The original twitter feed was useful and Bethesda Mag's interview of the owners was useful. Your blog post didn't contain a single piece of original information.

Robert Dyer said...

8:42: I saw no such tweets in a thorough internet search for "Astrolabe Brewers" on Sunday. The amount of information in my comprehensive article couldn't even fit in a tweet. Moreover, you now acknowledge that Bethesda Magazine later in the day stole my story, and tried to use a "tweet" so they wouldn't have to credit me while stealing my work and content? Shameful. I'm laughing at your claims that they are "professional journalists." Professional journalists don't steal content without attribution.

Robert Dyer said...

You were caught in a lie again! The magazine didn't link to Dan Reed, they linked to a tweet published 7 hours after I published my story. You claimed their article was better, but it mentioned nothing about the most important thing - the rooftop deck!

Anna Van Horn said...

Hey Robert @5:01
That was ME at 9:16, dingbat. Responding to the "Roald" character's atta boy.
Quit accusing people without basis.

Anonymous said...

"You were caught in a lie again! The magazine didn't link to Dan Reed, they linked to a tweet published 7 hours after I published my story."

Robert, at this point you're either illiterate or dumb. Bethesda Mag cited the exact same tweet Dan Reed cited. It was tweeted on June 25th at 12:37pm by David Murman, noting the new Class-D alcohol license application by Astrolabe. Jost Cantor replied to that post 11 minutes later with the marylandbeer.org link that you subsequently regurgitated. Actual local bloggers who live in Silver Spring then retweeted and commented at 12:59pm (Source of the Spring) and 1:59pm (Dan Reed). Your blog then reposted all the information already circulated THE FOLLOWING DAY at 8:00am on June 26th.

You are a fucking liar claiming David Murman's original tweet was 7 hours after your blog post and we all know it. If you think you're earning yourself any readers in Silver Spring by pulling this bullshit then you're sorely mistaken.

Anonymous said...

It's like Dyer doesn't realize these things called "timestamps" exist. We can all see you're a sack of lying shit, stealing other people's "scoops" and pretending like you're some genius pulling the info out of thin air.

Anonymous said...

Folks are throwing a tantrum- can't accept that Dyer broke a big brewery story. Whatever.

What other Silver Spring stories does Dyer have brewing? Go to East MoCo now to find out.
Just search "East MoCo" and you'll be there. Dyer literally is East MoCo in Google.

Anonymous said...

The Twitter post was on SUNDAY.

Your plagiarized article in EastMucus was on MONDAY.

Why do you keep insulting the inteligence of your readers?

Anonymous said...

10:21AM,
He'd rather bully, threaten and insult people than accept the truth.

Anonymous said...

When do respected publications (whether digital or print) badmouth and compare themselves to other publications?

Never.

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer frequently compares himself to Woodward and Bernstein. But I don't remember W&B whining about the old Washington Star, or threatening to bodyslam readers through coffee tables.

Anonymous said...

Did the Star plagiarize?

Anonymous said...

11:37am back to the brewery? There was no report before Dyer's article.

Anonymous said...

Judging from the comments on both articles, it looks like Bethesda Beat's article is getting a lot more attention than East Mucus.

Anonymous said...

11:49 AM - Are you saying that Twitter doesn't count? Are you saying that it's OK to steal from Twitter?

Robert Dyer said...

8:18: If those two bloggers had the information you claim they had on Sunday, why didn't they post about it on their blogs on Sunday? It was a blockbuster story. I'm in Silver Spring quite often, including this past weekend. I don't follow either Twitter account you are referring to, and found zero reports about Astrolabe in a Google search. Mine was the first. Deal with it.

Robert Dyer said...

8:25: You're talking about Bethesda Magazine, which regularly plagiarizes and steals my content without attribution. And they did it again on this very story, doing a knockoff of my Astrolabe scoop from my East MoCo blog! Totally unprofessional, like you, you subhuman hobo.

Robert Dyer said...

11:52: Only in that putrid little group of horrible people you associate with in the MoCo cartel - they all robotically share every Bethesda Magazine and Silver Spring developer-funded hobby blog because - SURPRISE! - they are house organ propaganda for the cartel.

Meanwhile, the larger public had already consumed and shared my East MoCo blog's Astrolabe scoop early Monday morning. It was stale, old news by the time Bethesda Magazine was able to copy it without attribution, and missing the biggest hook of the story, the rooftop, altogether. Sad!

Andy Van Slyke said...

Clearly, *someone* is still butt hurt that Dyer broke a big brewery story. Get over it. Stop posting crazy anonymous comments. It's not a good look.

Anonymous said...

Totally unprofessional is saying this to someone. Anyone. whether deserved or not.
Dyer@ 3:39PM- "Totally unprofessional, like you, you subhuman hobo."

When has any respected media called someone a "subhuman hobo"? Not even Glenn Thrush or Rick Wilson, both fairly outspoken real journalists. Nor Eugene Robinson, an opinion columnist.

Robert Dyer said...

4:42: You just made a fool of yourself again. Rick Wilson is a despicable human being and traitor to the United States who should be in Gitmo:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/18/gop-consultant-rick-wilson-calls-ann-coulter-a-prostitute-apologizes-to-his-friends/

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/no-end-to-eugene-robinsons-attacks-on-trump/

http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/03/politico-reporter-gets-caught-again-sending-a-story-to-a-clinton-staffer-for-approval/

"Totally unprofessional," you might say.

Anonymous said...

Yup. Thanks for proving my point. Funny how you used to laud Mr Robinson, until I told you he didn't know who you were when I asked him.

Alt-right websites. Wooo...yeah that's some real professional stuff. Breotbart...hahahaha. Rick Wilson in Gitmo for calling out Ann Coulter for her disgusting behavior...daily caller....

I stand by my every word in my 4:42 post.

Anonymous said...

Dyer, didn't your mom teach you that just because someone else says or does something doesn't mean it's okay for you to do the same?

Obviously not. shame on her.

Anonymous said...

"and now everybody is starting to look at my latest innovation - the "network.""

You've got to be kidding me...

Robert Dyer said...

7:03: No, Rick Wilson in Gitmo for being a turncoat and traitor to the United States.

Anonymous said...

Because he spoke out against Trump for defending Russia's hacking of our election?

He said, “In the course of the 2016 campaign I don’t know how many times I was called a traitor to America for not supporting Trump.”

He's a Republican strategist who speaks out against Trump. That's his crime?
For that he needs to be in Gitmo with the terrorists?

Over-exaggerate much?

Robert Dyer said...

7:55: Siding with ISIS, he probably would get along well at Gitmo. He wanted Hillary, the globalist agenda, and world government just like McCain, Mitt, Jeb and W. Now losing their minds.

Robert Dyer said...

7:55: How did Russia "hack" our election? There's not a single piece of evidence of any hack that changed the outcome of our election. The reality is, all media was mass blasting "Trump Access Hollywood grabber" 24/7 the last weeks of the election. Everyone thought Trump was going to lose. No one was covering the Wikileaks beyond brief mentions in back pages in the Post. Clinton had a free pass on emails from Comey and the press, but ran a terrible campaign, and took Rust Belt for granted.

There was no hack. Propaganda - of which we do the same and the CIA even worse (ask Salvador Allende) - is not a "hack."

If there was a real smoking gun, Deep State would have leaked it by now. There isn't one.

Anonymous said...

"Rick Wilson is a national Republican political strategist and media consultant based in Florida who has produced television for governors, U.S. Senate candidates, super PACS, and corporations.He became well known during the 2016 United States presidential election for his vitriolic denunciations of Donald Trump and supporters of Trump. Examples include asking Ann Coulter via Twitter if Trump "pays more for anal", and on MSNBC referring to some Trump supporters as "childless single men who masturbate to anime"."

Looks like he knows Robert Dyer.

Anonymous said...

Russia didn't hack the election?
17 IC agencies are wrong?

You're on the crazy train.

Anonymous said...

Add treason to the list of words for which Robert Dyer has no clue of the actual meaning.

Anonymous said...

"the globalist agenda, and world government"

When did the John Birch Society start admitting smelly hippies into their ranks?

Robert Dyer said...

8:34: You're in the John Birch Society? Wow, they've really lowered their standards.

1:07: Rick Wilson advocating policies that benefit ISIS terrorists is definitely treason.

12:31: Remember all those agencies also agreed on the WMD assessment in Iraq. "Heckuva job, Brownie!" The Deep State globalist agenda is threatened by Trump, so they are conducting a coup via a fake investigation designed to trap Trump into impeachment. Mueller is leaking like crazy, and has huge conflicts of interest.

Anonymous said...

8:50 "Rick Wilson advocating policies that benefit ISIS terrorists is definitely treason"

A complete lie. Man, is his attorney going to have a field day with you. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Keep talking, you're losing readers by the boxload.

Anonymous said...

Dyer is a flat-earther.

Anonymous said...

The "deep state," a term used by the paranoid/ignorant to describe fellow citizens who devote themselves to public service.

Anonymous said...

Using the phrase "deep state" is a great way for Dyer to alienate all the career federal employees who live in Montgomery County.

Robert Dyer said...

9:44: Wrong. It's Bethesda Magazine and the Post who trash NIH employees who have alienated federal employees. You're also wrong to suggest that the many fed employees in the county engage in illegal, traitorous activity, such as leaking classified information to reporters.

9:14: No, it's used to describe a relative handful of shadow government, delusional, entitled officials who appear to have power exceeding that of the President, and leak classified information in the service of a globalist agenda.

7:24: I'm gaining readers by the box load, as evidenced by the lack of comments on the small and slightly-failing magazine's hours-late report on the DLC thefts. Not only had everyone already learned the news hours earlier on my sites, but they appreciated the full story and context I provided - unlike the magazine, which is forbidden to criticize the County Council or MoCo political cartel.

Anonymous said...

"Wrong. It's Bethesda Magazine and the Post who trash NIH employees who have alienated federal employees."

Argle Bargle. Who are these "NIH employees who have alienated federal employees."?

There were 30 comments on BB's two articles on the liquor theft, and all of them were on topic. There were over 70 comments on your article, but only 8 were actually on topic. The rest were driven by your wild digressions into conspiracy theories both in the article and in your subsequent comments.

Anonymous said...

Keep talking, Dyer.
I don't think you are a complete fool. But then what's my opinion against thousands of others?