A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

The dozen tenants left at Terrace Manor—a derelict 61-unit property in Southeast—are raising concerns about notorious landlord Sanford Capital’s plans to sell the complex to a third-party buyer for $5.86 million as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case now underway. Sanford, which is simultaneously being sued by the city for poor conditions and enriched by tenants using taxpayer-funded housing vouchers, is using the bankruptcy case to avoid allowing the tenants to buy or pick another developer, which is their right under the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. “There is a serious lack of candor in this chapter 11 case,” the tenants’ lawyers claim.


  • Police say murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was a case of road rage, not hate crime. [Post, AP]

  • And ICE has placed a detainer on the suspect in her killing. [ABC7]

  • Victory for the Pigskins: Supreme Court rules that federal government has violated First Amendment by declining to register offensive trademarks. [WAMU, Post, CBS, Times]

  • D.C. pummeled by storms, and a tornado touched down in Silver Spring. [WTOP, NBC4, ABC7]

  • After duckling deaths, Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has been cleaned and refilled. [NBC4]

  • Metro will consider extended hours for select special events after SafeTrack ends June 25. [WBJ]

  • Eastern High School students make presentation to IMF. [The Hill Rag]

  • Howard University student earns scholarship from Beyoncé. [Post]

  • A man is shot and killed in Southeast, very near an earlier shooting. [ABC7]

  • Police seek help in locating two missing D.C. teens. [ABC7, ABC7]

  • Maryland Zoo’s new baby giraffe loses weight, prompting bottle feeding. [ABC7]


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

  • AG Karl Racine, who has sued Trump, has financial interest in wine bar that sued Trump. [WAMU]

  • Jeanne Clarke Harris, who helped expose the shadow campaign on behalf of Vince Gray, has died. [Post]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser pens letter to the editor saying violent Turkish security officials committed “reprehensible attack on a core American value.” [NYT]

  • Former magistrate judge Lori E. Parker announces candidacy against Ward 1 CM Brianne Nadeau. [Post]

  • Transit union calls for flat funding to fix Metro. [Times]

  • Against the grain: D.C. population grows as region’s decreases. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • The demonstration planner: This group will organize your protest. [Post] 

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

  • For Source Festival’s 10th anniversary, a smattering of 10-minute plays. [Post]

  • Priests pick their favorite albums off Bandcamp. [Bandcamp]

  • Check out photos from this year’s Awesome Con. [DCist]

  • Read a Q+A with artist Roxana Alger Geffen, whose new show opens Friday at Carroll Square Gallery. [East City Art]

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

  • Arepa Zone is taking over the Chix space on 14th Street NW. [PoPville]

  • We have a copycat Game of Thrones pop-up. [Washingtonian]

  • You can now drink on the Capital Wheel. [DC Refined]

  • Starbucks baristas taunt a Trump supporter, writing “Build a Wall” on a her cup. [Post]

  • Some of the best local pickles. [Edible DC]

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

  • Marijuana advocate Adam Eidinger’s rental home caught fire over the weekend. [Post]

  • More on the lawsuit against developers with big plans for Adams Morgan plaza. [WAMU]

  • This fall, Watergate Hotel to be redesigned room with unique, historic amenities. [WBJ]

  • Redevelopment of D.C.’s Franklin School into word museum will cost $35 million. [WBJ]

  • Documentary filmmaker discusses gentrification and change in D.C. Chinatown. [GGW]

  • A couple converts historic garage on Naylor Court NW into loft work space. [UrbanTurf]

  • The Lincoln Memorial is getting a major makeover before centennial, NPS says. [DCist]

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