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  • You might’ve happened upon the news that Amazon has chosen Crystal City, Virginia—sorry, we mean National Landing, Virginia—for one of its two East Coast headquarters. Here’s what we know about the selection:

    • For many, Amazon’s choice of Crystal City was a foregone conclusion.  

    • Amazon will stagger roughly 25,000 hires over the next decade, but plans on making 400 of those in 2019.

    • Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe wrote the state’s pitch to Amazon, and the incentives are sweet. The tech giant will receive $573 million from the state and Arlington County for the creation of those 25,000 jobs.

    • Here’s a mockup of how Amazon would like the site to look.

  • Police arrested a Bloomingdale, D.C. man who “described himself as a white nationalist to law enforcement officers,” The Post reports. The man allegedly made violent outbursts stating that the 11 victims of a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh “deserved it.” His family reported the man to authorities, who arrested him on a gun charge. The man is reportedly a prolific user of racist, alt-right messaging sites, where he openly fantasizes about murdering black people and Jewish people.

  • Metro will likely not vote on permanent, long term plans to expand cashless buses, opting instead for an extension on the pilot of a single-line route.

  • PSA: Did you drop cash on a sidewalk near Union Station? If so, it’s in safe hands.

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

  • Councilmember Jack Evans doesn’t want your 16-year-old to vote. [WCP]

  • D.C. Council seems posed to decriminalize Metro fare evasion. [DCist]

  • Parents want the Council to stay out of their playgroups. [DC Line]

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

  • Rob Rubba, Max Kuller, and Adam Bernbach are opening a sustainability-obsessed restaurant called Oyster Oyster. [WCP]

  • How Amazon’s new office could impact D.C. dining. [Washingtonian]

  • Uni Bistro is no longer. Maybe they should have served uni. [PoPville]

  • Ruta del Vino didn’t make it either. [Eater]

  • The best meals at several area Whole Foods. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • If you only listen to one song about Crystal City this week, make it this one. [Twitter]

  • But if you want to listen to more, there are others. [Washingtonian]

  • Listen to the funky, acid-drenched house track from 1432 R’s Sami Yenigun. [Resident Advisor]

  • Watch a new music video from D.C. surf rockers Bottled Up. [BYT]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau introduced a bill that would allow ANC offices to hire support staff, helping commissioners negotiate community benefits agreements. [Twitter]

  • The D.C. Council passes stricter regulations for home-sharing services like Airbnb that angered both the company and some budget analysts. [WCP]

  • Expect Bethesda’s rental market to keep on booming. [Urban Turf]

  • Just in time for Thanksgiving. [PoPville]

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

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

  • Author Meredith Wadman speaks about her book, The Vaccine Race, a chronicle of the epic and controversial story of the major breakthrough in cell biology that led to the conquest of rubella and other diseases, at Westover Library. 6:30 p.m. at 1644 McKinley Road #3, Arlington. Free.

  • Activist Blair Imani chats about her book, Modern HERstory, in which she profiles 70 diverse female and non-binary progressives from the last 60 years, at Politics and Prose at Union Market.7 p.m. at 1270 5th St. NE. Free.

  • Renwick Gallery presents Disrupting Craft, a showcase of four artists of a variety of media who imbue their work with emotional purpose, inclusivity, and activism. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free.

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