Last night was amazing. The Nationals, and, let’s be honest, all of D.C., deserved it—FIGHT FINISHED! We can’t wait to celebrate with you all, bandwagon Nats fans included, this Saturday at the victory parade.


The District is 68.34 square miles, and you can get around it using any number of transportation methods: biking, driving, Metro buses and trains, ride-hailing apps, scooters, or mopeds. Perhaps you’re old school and walk. 

But which one gets you to your destination the fastest? City Paper staff embarked on a race to find out

Five journalists each tested a different mode of transportation. A driver, bicyclist, scooterist, ride-hailer, and public transit rider traveled across the District, starting at the National Portrait Gallery downtown and ending at Tune Inn near Capitol Hill. Participants, myself included, surely needed a drink afterward. 

By now readers are wondering who won. Well, read today’s cover story, available in print and online to find out. All I’ll say is, thankfully, the Metro did not catch on fire during the making of this issue. Amanda Michelle Gomez(tips? Email


  • Is the Department of Employment Services properly using adult job training funds? [WCP]

  • The District’s only halfway house has contract extended as dispute continues. [DCist]

  • Historic Preservation Review Board to decide if Barry Farm should be a historic landmark. [Twitter]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • D.C. program helps teachers buy homes. [WAMU, Post]

  • Tucker Carlson’s news outlet, The Daily Caller, is suing a D.C. building owner. [Bisnow]

  • GOP candidates in Virginia turn right ahead of Nov. 5 election. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Hank & Mitzi’s Italian Kitchen is Jamie Leeds’ next restaurant. [Washingtonian]

  • Gangster Vegan heads to Prince George’s County. [Eater]

  • Jack Evanssays the Georgetown location of Call Your Mother would be a big hassle. [DCist]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • Here are five can’t-miss pieces in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection. [WCP]

  • This Palisades teenager creates haunting Halloween displays in his yard and garage. [Post]

  • David Rubenstein funds new underground museum at the Jefferson Memorial. [WAMU]

  • Eight revelations related to D.C. from the new book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh. [Washingtonian]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • The Nats’ World Series championship parade will be this Saturday at 2 p.m. [WJLA]

  • Does D.C. now stand for District of Champions? [Japers’ Rink]

  • The Rockets beat the Wizards, 159-158 (not a typo). That’s the third-highest combined point total in a game decided in regulation in NBA history. [Yahoo]

MAKE PLANS, by Emma Sarappo (Love this section? Get the full To Do This Week newsletter here. Tips?

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