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The District is getting a rock climbing gym in 2020. The sport also makes its debut in the 2020 Summer Olympics, and local athletes are interested

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The death toll after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas has reached 50, and thousands more are homeless, in need of water and food. Washingtonians are finding ways to help. 

Led by Tail Up Goat co-owner Jill Tyler, D.C.-area restaurants and bars are raising funds for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas. Between $1 and $3 of the sales of Caribbean-style cocktails support relief and recovery efforts. The citywide fundraiser goes from now until Oct. 31. Restaurants all over the District are participating, from Ellē in Mount Pleasant to Whaley’s in Navy Yard. 

You don’t need to drink to pitch in. The Embassy of the Bahamas says residents have been donating clothing and other supplies since the category 5 hurricane made landfall. And the consul general says Bahamians desperately need more help.  Amanda Michelle Gomez (tips? agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com)


  • Stop and Frisk data are out: Even though black residents make up less than half of the D.C. population, 70 percent of people stopped by police were black. [WCP

  • AG Karl Racine wants residents to know about the District’s “red flag” gun law. [OAG]

  • D.C. streetcar might go east of the Anacostia River. [Curbed]

  • Why do local bike shops keep closing? [Bisnow]

  • Barking closes Chevy Chase dog park. [Post

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

  • Ward 7 ANC Veda Rasheed to challenge Councilmember Vince Gray. [DCist]

  • D.C. rental subsidy program that gives renters more control is working. [Street Sense]

  • Apply to direct Mayor Muriel Bowser’s policy shop. [Office of Talent and Appointments]

  • AG Karl Racine joins 50 attorneys general in Google antitrust investigation. [Twitter]

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

  • Get a ticket to try 10 coming-soon restaurants from both big shots and upstarts at New Kitchens on the Block. [WCP]

  • Enter the mind of a food hall founder. [Washingtonian]

  • Neighbors think they can prevent people from parking on their street before dining at Republic Cantina. [PoPville]

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

  • Maryland erected its first lynching memorial. [WAMU]

  • Virginia’s National Museum of the U.S. Army will be really immersive. [Post]

  • Here are some of people’s favorite RFK Stadium music memories. [Washingtonian]

  • RIP, Violet Boutique. [DCist]

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

  • Morgan Moses called the benching of Adrian Peterson this past weekend “a slap in the face.” And now with Derrius Guice’s injury, Peterson should be back in the mix for Week 2. [ESPN]

  • Brooks Orpikis back with the Capitals—as a member of the organization’s player development department. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • The top-seeded Mystics will begin their postseason on Sept. 17 at home. [CBS Sports]

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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