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When you visit The Wharf, the monumental new development along the Southwest waterfront, it might look cluttered. This is in part because because architects wanted it to emulate the cramped feel of neighborhoods like New York City’s West Village. “I really did not want symmetry and order,” says Stan Eckstut, the architect responsible for its master plan.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Ward 4 neighbors express concern about shootings at community meeting. [NBC4]

  • Police continue searching for suspects caught on camera assaulting a victim with a bat. [WTOP]

  • Child rescued from burning van outside Northeast daycare center. [WUSA9]

  • New pilot program lets D.C. patrol sergeants finally carry stun guns. [Fox5]

  • Evaluate your Metro rides using WMATA’s “MyTripTime” data. [GGW]

  • So long, DCistNow.com; hello, TheDistrictNOW.com. [Washingtonian]

  • Another year, another discussion of local health insurance options. [WAMU]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bowser says D.C. will help city employees and their families apply for green cards. [Post]

  • Charles Allen gets a challenger for the Ward 6 Council seat. Meet Lisa Hunter. [Post]

  • Sessions picks U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie K. Liu for Justice Dept. advisory panel. [Post]

  • Transit advocates take aim atLaHood’s Metro bus study. [WAMU]

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

  • Meet 12 young local actors transforming D.C.’s theater scene. [Post]

  • Ian Svenonius discusses the ideology behind Chain and the Gang’s new record, Experimental Music. [Bandcamp]

  • Listen to the debut EP from D.C. dream pop ensemble Lavender. [DC Music Download]

  • Its extensive renovation continues, but the Natural History Museum has already returned one dinosaur fossil to its gallery. [Post]

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

  • Great deal alert: Order the hand roll tasting menu at Sushi Hachi. [WCP]

  • Nine hot Japanese restaurants, not includingNobu. [Zagat]

  • Try these underrated falafel restaurants, like the brand new Naf Naf Grill. [Post]

  • Sweet thang: These D.C. restaurants do dessert especially well. [Eater]

  • But first, have an exciting steak dinner at one of these four spots. [DC Refined]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • The power balance in the D.C.-area real estate market shifts in favor of sellers. [Post]

  • Two residential projects in Brookland and Shaw that included shipping containers are dead. [UrbanTurf]

  • 11-bedroom Petworth rowhouse hits the market at nearly $700,000. [UrbanTurf]

  • Rents for one-bedrooms range from $1,000 to more than $3,000 a month. [UrbanTurf]

  • GWU seeks help in filling mixed-use Foggy Bottom building. [Bisnow]

  • It cost more than $2 million to maintain and secure RFK Stadium in FY 2017. [WBJ]

  • Price of Massachusetts Avenue Heights mansion drops to $10.75 million. [Curbed DC]

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