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Climate justice advocates want to shut down D.C. today. They have provided a map of the areas they aim to shut down. Their goal is to “disrupt business as usual.” Follow #shutdowndc on Twitter to track their protests today.


“I really thought this building was mine,” lamented Sanathera Price. “Mr. Holmes owned the building, but I ran it. I told him what was going on and when he had to make repairs. I welcomed new people to the building. I swept and mopped the floors in the stairwell — from the third floor all the way down to the laundry room. I made my husband paint the lobby. I used to put a Christmas tree by the door every year.” 

Read DeNeen L. Brown’s full story about Price, who has worked at the Social Security Administration office and lived at 1829 13th Street NW for 40 years. This month she had to move out of her rent-controlled building. Tenants filed a lawsuit against the owner, Clydeco 2013 LLC, claiming that the owner was simultaneously telling tenants they could stay and telling lenders that it would convert the building to condos. (Attorneys for Clydeco denied the allegations.)

Price raised her children there in Chocolate City, but over the years white people have moved in. “I’m part of the change,” says one neighbor featured in the article. “I feel bad.” 

Read the full story and see historic and current pictures of the block in the Post. Alexa Mills (tips? agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com is out this week, so try tips@washingtoncitypaper.com)


  • Longtime D.C. political analyst and statehood advocate Mark Plotkin dies at 72. [WTOP]

  • “Climate rebels” are gathering at sites across D.C. [WTOP, Post]

  • A child died of gunshot wounds in D.C. last night. So far this year: 129 homicides [NBC4, MPD]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • The D.C. Council has magoo’d its way through the Jack Evans scandal, Colby King writes. [Post]

  • Preserve history or build new housing? [Post]

  • Climate change protesters chained themselves to a big boat. Police brought the saw. [Twitter]

  • Lee Boyd Malvo, the child involved in the D.C. sniper shootings, is asking for a new sentence. [NBC]

  • U.S. Park Police Officer says she was sexually assaulted by a fellow officer. [WUSA]

  • D.C. advocates slam President Trump’s white paper on homelessness. [WAMU]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Taqueria Los Compadres closes in Mount Pleasant, makes way for a second location of Taqueria Nacional. [WCP]

  • New Yorker trying to open Halloween bar in D.C., incorrectly labels the District as a city filled with chain restaurants. [Eater]

  • Cocktail maven Gina Chersevani is opening a dive bar near Union Market. [Washingtonian]

  • How does Ballston’s new beer hall stack up? [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Spooky Action Theater premieres a never-before-seen Tennessee Williams play. [WCP]

  • The Kennedy Center is a welcome home for What the Constitution Means to Me. [WCP]

  • Inside the Washington Monument’s historic stairwell. [WAMU]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Aces force Game 4 after beating the Mystics, 92-75, yesterday in Las Vegas. Elena Delle Donne finished with 22 points but Aces centerLiz Cambage scored 28 and had some strong parting words about the Mystics defense: “They have small forwards guarding me. If they can’t handle it, get in the weight room or get out of the post.” [Yahoo]

  • It’s only Week 3, but tonight’s game against the Chicago Bears feels like a must-win for the Washington football team. [FanSided]

  • The Phillies are in town and &pizza is offering a promo for every time Bryce Harperstrikes out. [NBC Sports Washington]

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

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