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“A single-family home has never sold for so much in the area bounded by Florida Avenue, H Street, and the metro tracks.”

The most expensive home ever sold in the Union Market District closed on Friday for a whopping $1.387 million, $338,000 over the asking price. The sale of that understated four-bedroom rowhouse on 4th Street NE highlights how dramatically the neighborhood has changed over the last 10 years as upscale restaurants and artisanal markets have reshaped its character. The couple who purchased it had reportedly not seen the home until the final walk-through, and plans on renting it next year.


  • Mike Isabella and former employee settle in sexual harassment lawsuit. [WCP]

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will sign a bill this week making community college free for qualifying state residents. [WTOP]

  • Chihuahuas ran for charity this weekend. [WTOP]

  • Social Security Administration continues to shutter offices in the D.C. area. [Post]

  • Advocates for the homeless challenge Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council over budget priorities. [Street Sense]

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

  • Jack Evansand Elissa Silverman question each others’ honesty. [WCP]

  • Colby King: If D.C. is serious about combating hate, the tent has to be big. [Post]

  • Why the Nation of Islam—now Farrakhan-led—has long had a foothold in Ward 8. [Post]

  • Critics say handling of recent anti-Semitic incidents in D.C. shows leadership gap. [Post]

  • D.C. public school named after slave owner gets name changed to ex-principal’s. [Post]

  • D.C. names new $14 million recreation center in Deanwood after Marvin Gaye. [WTOP]

  • What ballots in the June 19 primary elections will look like. [Twitter]

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

  • Remembering Rare Essence founding member Rory ‘DC’ Felton. [WCP]

  • Post theater criticNelson Pressley on the predictability of the D.C. theater scene. [Post]

  • Be Steadwell talks about challenging the status quo with their queer pop songs. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to Stronger Sex’s new album. [WCP]

  • Helen Hayes Award-nominated choreographers discuss their craft. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Arena Stage’s Snow Child will leave you cold. [WCP]

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

  • Spice-6 is now open in Chinatown serving fast-casual Indian. [WCP]

  • Try ten coming-soon restaurants at New Kitchens On The Block. [WCP]

  • Six new ideas for dining outdoors. [Washingtonian]

  • Did you know you can text message &pizza? [Eater]

  • Why some of your friends are wild about Japanese whisky. [Post]

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

  • As development in Buzzard Point booms, so does asthma for residents of the neighborhood. [Post]

  • Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau on what Opportunity Zones mean for D.C. [GGW]

  • Life in the city got you down? Live on a boat. [WCP]

  • To hire a lawn service, or not to hire a lawn service? [Post]

  • Speculation that the attorney general’s office may be displaced. [WBJ]

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