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Happy Friday, D.C. Hope you kept dry yesterday. Today should be sunny with temperatures in the 70s. Also, an HBO miniseries is filming in the District this weekend. Here are the streets to avoid.


  • As rents more than double on 14th Street NW, imports from other cities and national enterprises are moving in and signing leases that small, local restaurant operators likely couldn’t. Hear from three out-of-towners on why they selected the neighborhood for their first foray into another city.

  • The ACLU asked D.C. police for race data on traffic stops that the department is required to collect. In response, the police invited the ACLU to watch more than 31,500 hours of body camera footage.

  • Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud is calling for a “media blackout” to raise awareness about the recent shootings near an elementary school in Southeast. She plans on refusing to answer questions other than about the problem of violent crime in D.C. Cloud called out Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White on social media.

  • A Secret Service agent was detained by Park Police while on duty. He believes the park cops targeted him because he’s black.

  • Shrimp Boat Plaza would be demolished to make way for apartments and a Checkers.

  • Introducing Scene and Heard, a new City Paper column by Will Warren about the places and people and scenes around the District. In his debut column: a D.C. ID meets a TSA employee.

  • Gear Prudence: On riding in a suit and clipping keys to your belt.

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

  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is calling for criminal investigations into the allegations of sexual assault against him. [CNN]

  • DC Fiscal Policy Institute sides with Mendo in debate with CFO over Events DC money. [DCFPI]

  • Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner is leaving his post to go work for Amazon. [Post, WBJ]

  • Nobody even cares if you don’t pay the fine for Metro fare evasion. [Post]

  • GU student and neighborhood commissioner Anna Landremay have to step down and drop out of school after possible cuts to the 16 hours of care she needs per day. [DC Line]

  • The Daily Show goes on a ride along with a D.C. straw cop. [Daily Show]

  • Robert White’s bill to enfranchise incarcerated felons gets national attention [The Appeal]

  • LL missed this yesterday, but Chairman Phil Mendelson and Ted Cruzshared a street corner to unveil Hidden Figures Way. [WTOP]

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

  • The Grilled Oyster Company is being replaced by pizza. [WBJ]

  • Surfside is coming to Tenleytown. [PoPville]

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

  • The DC Arts Center hosts a multi-generation black performance art collaboration. [WCP]

  • Thirty years later, the Corcoran re-examines its canceled Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition. [WAMU]

  • Locals are thinking of ways to preserve D.C.’s rich go-go history. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Now that the NBA season is over and the Toronto Raptors are the NBA champs (!), the Wizards are prepared to offer Raptors president Masai Ujiriup to a six year, $60 million deal to become their next GM, according to The Athletic. [Bullets Forever]

  • The Nats’ long homestand this month could make or break their season. [Washington Times]

  • Former WTTG sports anchor Brody Logan says Nats threatened to revoke his media credentials because he unknowingly violated Darren Rovell’s “exclusive rights to a sandwich.” [Awful Announcing]

  • The Washington football team has promoted several staff members in its scouting department. [NBC Sports Washington]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)


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