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

When national commercial real estate news service Bisnow began promoting an event called “The Future of Southeast D.C.”—with a very white slate of speakers and a ticket price of $79—the reaction on social media was swift and steady. Less than two weeks after its initial announcement, Bisnow cancelled the July 12 event, but replaced it with an annual “Future of Capitol Riverfront and The Yards” program with “the biggest owners and developers in tow.” Bisnow plans to “foster a discussion surrounding the exciting development and commercial real estate trends of The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront.”


  • D.C. bouncers are learning how to handle violent and terrorist attacks. [NBC4, ABC7]

  • Cloudy today, but the weekend should offer full-on summer. [Post]

  • Metro wants riders to report sexual harassment and public exposure. [WUSA9]

  • America’s longstanding noose threat tradition, and thoughts on how to handle it. [Post]

  • Washington Hospital Center will lay off 100 employees, per internal email. [WBJ]

  • Streetcar to Georgetown proposal is on hold. [WAMU]

  • A meteor graced Washington skies at about 10 p.m. last night. [Post]

  • Your kids can climb aboard D.C.’s trucks and snowplows this Saturday at RFK. [NBC4]

  • A section of Rock Creek Park trail will be closed for one week. [WTOP]

  • Coyotes in Cleveland Park. [NBC4]

  • The new Chik-fil-A on Maryland Avenue Northeast is causing traffic problems. [FOX5]

  • D.C. man gets 35 years for raping a nun in her home. [NBC4, Post]

  • A D.C. woman, 23, died in a crash on Suitland Parkway on Monday. [Post]

  • Police release surveillance video of May 27 killing in Truxton Circle. [FOX5]

  • Teen runaway in Maryland rescued from forced prostitution. [NBC4]

  • Woman severely injured near Cleveland Park posts flyers seeking information on what happened to her. [WTOP, WUSA9]


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

  • Muriel Bowser for Mayor Committee fined $13,000 for excessive donations. [NBC4]

  • D.C. Water a potential purchaser of Washington Aqueduct. [Post]

  • Push to unionize charters in D.C. part of a nationwide effort. [Times]

  • MPD brass visits African American Museum, reflects on race and policing. [WUSA9]

  • An update on MPD’s training partnership with Georgetown Law. [WAMU]

  • “Alice Deal For All,” but not for its middle school principal. [Post]

  • Sherwood’s Notebook on Marion Barry’s legacy, Jim Vance, and more. [NBC4]

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

  • Howard Shalwitz, Woolly Mammoth’s founder and artistic director, is retiring. [Post]

  • Your guide to outdoor movie screenings in D.C. this summer. [DCist]

  • The National Building Museum is inviting visitors to color its walls to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday. [Washingtonian]

  • Listen to this “moody, poppy” track from D.C.’s Queue. [WAMU]

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

  • Are “Smart Kitchens” worth the investment? [Post]

  • Five gin and tonic cocktails to sip right now. [DC Refined]

  • Craving barbecue? [Zagat]

  • The Le Diplomate server training manual is pretty fierce. [PoPville]

  • How Trump’s policies could impact what’s in your glass. [Eater]

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

  • Seven District neighborhoods where you’ll likely face competition for homes. [UrbanTurf]

  • Capitol Hill tenant uses Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act to stay at home. [UrbanTurf]

  • Architectural firm led by James Corner redesigns Georgetown C&O Canal. [UrbanTurf]

  • Six-bedroom Capitol Hill home with carriage house lists for $2.5 million. [Curbed DC]

  • Equity Residential nears completion at Mount Vernon Triangle apartment building. [WBJ]

  • More on the D.C. Mayor-Council debate over vacant historic homes in Anacostia. [GGW]

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