Welcome to November, and a new issue of City Paper. In print this week: A look at one of the few subsidized housing complexes in Chinatown; meeting the DJ who’s trying to best Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Chehfor her seat; tracking who will get to build farms in D.C.; and a chat with the local shamans who will energetically cleanse your home.


  • Wah Luck House, the low-income apartment complex in the heart of D.C.’s shrinking Chinatown, continues to stand its ground in the fray of rapid gentrification. On City Paper’s cover this week, the history of the building, and how its residents have fought to stay and dealt with a recent sale.

  • The Office of Campaign Finance ruled Wednesday that Mayor Muriel Bowser did not violate campaign finance laws when she hosted Dionne Reeder and Anita Bonds at her get-out-the-vote rally in mid-October. The agency’s general counsel wrote that the complainant, Public Citizen, didn’t meet the burden of proof because it failed to provide “evidence that the campaigns received goods, services, property or some tangible benefit from the Re-elect Bowser Campaign.”

  • One day after the University of Maryland received widespread backlash for reinstating football coach D.J. Durkin, the school announced it would part ways with him. Several players have spoken out on social media insinuating their support of the decision.

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

  • The effort to repeal the repeal of Initiative 77 goes to Congress. [Twitter]

  • Wondering how to use your two at-large council votes? Join the club. [DCist]

  • Happy belated Jack Evans Day? [Twitter]

  • A DJ, a law professor, and some good ol’ “bread and butter” politics: the Ward 3 Council race. [WCP]

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

  • Neighbors want greater transparency from the city about the urban farms coming to their backyards. [WCP]

  • D.C.’s latest fast casual closure is TaKorean on U Street NW. [WCP]

  • Mr. Yogato will live on under new ownership who plans to add new treats. [Washingtonian]

  • Tail Up Goathas its fans. The owners recently raised $825K possibly for their next bar. [WBJ]

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

  • A decade in, Give still channels flower power in their unique brand of hardcore. [Post]

  • ICYMI: The 32nd annual High Heel Race. [DCist]

  • A new exhibit at the John A. Wilson Building honors political cartoonist Clifford Berryman. [WAMU]

  • Film review: The Suspiria remake is nothing like the original—for better and worse. [WCP]

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

  • ICYMI: Bowser shuttered the infamous DC General family homeless shelter this week. [WCP]

  • Meet the local shamans who will energetically cleanse your home. [WCP]

  • A fire broke out at a seniors’ apartment complex in Northeast D.C. Wednesday evening, leaving one person, believed to be a resident, dead. [Post]

  • Start placing bets on which grocery store will grace the corner of Monroe and 7th streets NE. [PoPville]

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

  • For the Washington Wizards, it’s back to misery. In the latest installment of the Wizards Misery Report, City Paper talks to long-time Wizards fan and Post deputy features editor David Malitz. [WCP]

  • How far can D.C. United go? If the team wins its knockout game tonight against Columbus Crew, there’s a belief in the locker room that United can make a run in the playoffs. [mlssoccer.com]

  • The Nationals are “very close” to signing free-agent reliever Trevor Rosenthal, according to MLB.com. FanGraph calls Rosenthal “one of 2017’s best relievers.”

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

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