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It’s still brutally hot this Tuesday, with feels-like temperatures topping 105 degrees. Stay cool, and remember to help out your fellow residents if you see someone in trouble.


  • Ride-hailing mammoth Lyft announced Monday that it acquired Motivate, the operator of Capital Bikeshare and New York’s Citi Bike. The deal, valued at $250 million, means the company will introduce “Lyft Bikes,” though the company did not announce which cities will receive them, or when.

  • D.C.’s biggest LGBTQ nightclub closed over the weekend, and many are mourning the loss. Town Danceboutique was a beloved safe space in D.C. Now the question on everyone’s mind is: What does Town’s closing mean for the future of gay nightlife in D.C.? The answers are thoughtful and diverse.

  • D.C. woman Kristin Minkconfronted Environmental Protection Agency chiefScott Pruitt with her two-year-old son during lunch on Monday. Reportedly inspired by similar actions taken against other Trump Cabinet members, Mink told Pruitt that he’s “slashing strong fuel standards for cars and trucks for the benefit of big corporations. You’ve been paying about $50 a night to stay in a DC condo that’s connected to an energy lobbying firm while approving their dirty sands pipeline,” Mink said.

    • She continued: “We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, somebody who believes in climate change and takes it seriously for the benefit of all of us, including our children. So I would urge you to resign before your scandals push you out.”


  • Fourth of July traffic is going to be brutal because of road closures. Avoid it.

  • (…But if you don’t want to, here’s where to celebrate.)

  • Missed connections: “We sat near each other at the Red Sox/Orioles game in Baltimore back in June. My foot was nearly crushed under your seat – when you turned around to say hello I got uncharacteristically shy. I hope we’ll run into each other at the games in DC.” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The District moves to dismiss an anti-gentrification lawsuit for lack of standing. [Post]

  • D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham says no credible threats for Fourth of July. [WJLA]

  • Leaf them alone: D.C. residents complain about loud leaf-blowers near homes. [DCist]

  • A deep-dive on the state of the District’s charter schools—an expanding sector. [Kojo]

  • In fundraising email, At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman blasts rival. [Twitter]

  • D.C. is swimming in money, much of it from income and property tax revenue. [Twitter]

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

  • How D.C. graffiti legend Asad “Ultra” Walker turned his passion into a life of teaching art and graffiti to local youth. [Post]

  • And speaking of graffiti, here’s a guide to decoding the language of sidewalk graffiti. [WAMU]

  • In which pop-punk band American Television gets into the coffee business. [DCist]

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

  • Some restaurant workers report early confusion over tipping after 77 passes. [WCP]

  • The number one reason to save room for dessert at Iron Gate. [WCP]

  • Rosario’s Tacos & Tequila opens in Adams Morgan with yucca fries and red chicken mole. [PoPville]

  • America, D.C.’s latest excuse to brunch. [Washingtonian]

  • Ballpark adjacent restaurants prepare for the All-Star Game. [WBJ]

  • Everything you could want to know about Ikea’s iconic meatballs. [Eater]

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

  • D.C. is soliciting requests for proposals for portions of the St. Elizabeths campus. [Urban Turf]

  • A $3.5 million Friendship Heights home. [PoPville]

  • Greater Greater Washington is hosting ANC trainings. [GGW]

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

  • Sports links will return on July 9.


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