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Neighbors and real estate developers have many reasons for wanting the Fannie Mae headquarters on Wisconsin Ave. NW to qualify for landmark status under the National Register of Historic Places’ criteria. Mention the matter to a local architect, though, and you might get an unenthusiastic response.


  • Howard University homecoming events will continue after unfounded active shooter reports. [DCist]

  • Body found near 23rd and P streets NW; no signs of foul play reported. [Post]

  • Architects considerably narrow plans for 11th Street Bridge Park. [WBJ]

  • Niko the sloth bear prepares for his National Zoo debut next month. [WTOP]

  • Could vacant office space be converted into housing? [GGW]

  • D.C. tops of the list of reported cases of STDs, according to the CDC. [WUSA9]

  • Alexandria wants Metro riders to come “Back 2 Blue” and give the line another try. [NBC4]

  • John Wall thinks he can break D.C.’s sports curse. [Post]


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

  • Vince Gray leads charge against consultant managing United Medical Center. [Post]

  • Deb Simmons: The last thing D.C. needs is a Waterways Management Commission. [Times]

  • But it does need an Office of Nightlife, says Brandon Todd. [DCist]

  • Phil Mendelson wrestles with paid family leave bills behind closed doors. [WAMU]

  • Council’s failure to phase out gas-powered leaf blowers frustrates Mary Cheh. [Fox5]

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

  • The renovated Freer and Sackler Galleries confront their histories with style. [Post]

  • Virginia metal band A Sound of Thunder goes viral in Catalonia with a remixed version of its national anthem. [WAMU]

  • A D.C. musician remembers filling in as Jimi Hendrix’s drummer 50 years ago. [Post]

  • DJ Donnie Simpsoncelebrates his 40th anniversary in D.C. [NBC4]

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

  • The 2018 D.C. Michelin Guide is basically the 2017 D.C. Michelin Guide. [WCP]

  • And Post critic Tom Sietsema still doesn’t like it. [Post]

  • You can now book a bar car for a private party. [Eater]

  • Did you know D.C. is the America’s 7th best city for vegetarians? [DC Refined]

  • A Danish juice chain is coming to the former CVS at 15th and K Streets NW. [PoPville]

  • Next-level food delivery dishes to consider ordering. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Staff writer Andrew Giambrone is on vacation. Housing Complex links will resume on Oct. 24.

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