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

As the 14th Street NW corridor has transformed over the past two decades, there has remained a scantily clad constant: towelled-up and naked men roaming the Crew Club. Since 1995, the Crew Club has provided gay men a sanctuary to work out, relax, and converse, forming new relationships face-to-face. It’s also allowed them to engage in some wish fulfillment, often of the kinky variety: Sex is a near-guarantee for those who desire it.


  • Hundreds attend funeral of Md. teen—one of two—shot together on eve of their high school graduation. Police are asking the public for help in the investigation. [Post]

  • Some traveled from out of state to attend Comey watch parties in D.C. People are lining up outside bars right now. [FOX5]

  • Video of police assaulting a squatter at G Street Apartments in Southeast. [FOX5]

  • FYI, Sanford Capital owns G Street Apartments, where residents have been desperate to keep out squatters for months. [WCP]

  • Metro’s old and problematic rail cars are getting an early retirement. [WAMU]

  • Legislators introduce bill to prevent children from dying in overheated cars. [ABC7]

  • This 2009 story explains what it’s like when your child dies inside a hot car. [Post]

  • Police say they shouldn’t have arrested Chevy Chase woman on noise complaint. [Post]

  • Woman arrested on 4/20 wants her weed back. [Post]

  • Trump administration wants to sell the Washington Aqueduct. [WBJ]

  • The heat wave starts this weekend. It’ll be pleasant the next two days. [Post]

  • Father remembers son killed in attack on University of Maryland campus. [NBC4]

  • Homicide by house fire in the 1100 block of Queen Street NE. [Post]

  • He stole a backhoe, drove it to the bank, used it to open an ATM, and failed to get the cash. [Post]


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

  • Damning: More impropriety from the Kaya Henderson regime. [WCP]

  • Called out: Deb Simmonswants Karl Racine to step up on Bowser team’s campaign activities. [Times]  

  • Good questions on what took so long to sanction Bowser. [Cuneyt Gil]

  • Editorial: Office of Campaign Finance was too lenient on CM Brandon Todd. [Post]

  • A town hall on racism. [WUSA9]

  • Mapped: Where the LGBT community has met up over the years. [D.C. Policy Center]

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

  • At the National Gallery of Art, images from America’s 19th century east. [WCP]

  • In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, visit some of his D.C. work. [WAMU]

  • The Phillips Collection and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden offer a rare collaboration in presenting the work of Markus Lüpertz. [Post]

  • Where to see free outdoor concerts in the D.C. area this summer. [DC Music Download]

  • The Old Time Banjo Festival comes to Birchmere Saturday. [WAMU]

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

  • Your new place to sip and learn about absinthe. [WCP]

  • The top 40 dishes to try right now in the D.C. area. [Post]

  • Jackie Lee’s Uptown Lounge is being restored by Red Derby alums. [Eater]

  • Eleven Northern Virginia craft beer breweries win at the 2017 Craft Beer Cup. [WBJ]

  • Mumbo sauce is the key to D.C.’s subculture. [DCist]

  • Where to eat after you fast for Ramadan. [NoVa Mag]

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

  • Industry publication Bisnow scraps developer event on “the future of Southeast.” [WCP]

  • With a lack of appropriations, the D.C. Streetcar may not expand anytime soon. [WAMU]

  • Foundation praises D.C.’s efforts to divert homeless people from incarceration. [WAMU]

  • D.C. zoning officials approve rejiggered micro-unit project for Blagden Alley. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. Council considers exemptions to Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.-area owners must stay in their homes for longer to beat renting them. [UrbanTurf]

  • Douglas Development could open a new Marriott hotel in Mount Vernon Triangle. [WBJ]

  • Many of the illegal donations to Bowser’s 2014 campaign came from developers. [Post]

  • Leaders behind $1.4 billion Capitol Crossing development promise green project. [WJLA]

  • Work on D.C.’s new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library begins today. [Curbed DC]

  • If you like House of Cards, you can buy FrankUnderwood’s “D.C.” home. [Curbed DC]

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