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

What do a cascading waterfall, a tree-lined boardwalk, and a 1906 Steinway Grand Piano all have in common? They’re each going to be rooftop elements of a new luxury building set to open soon in Shaw, and they represent a high point in the ongoing amenities arms race among D.C. developers vying for renters with deep pockets.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The story of an exchange for young boxers in D.C. and Northern Ireland. [Post]

  • Group raises money to spring eight local women from jail for Mother’s Day. [WUSA9]

  • Photos of men suspected of hanging a noose outside a Md. middle school. [Post]

  • Pepco will spend $720 million to update electrical grid in growing neighborhoods, like Shaw. [AP]

  • Metro passenger takes videos of door opening on wrong side of train. [FOX5]

  • Events D.C. plans to give the Convention Center a little makeover. [WBJ]

  • ICE arrests 52 gang members in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. [FOX5]

  • Jewish Council for the Aging holds job fair for those over 50 years old. [NBC4]

  • A 74-year-old bicyclist dies from crash injuries. [ABC7, Post]

  • Congress will investigate a D.C. rapist’s behavior while in federal prison. [Post]

  • Five U. of Mary Washington alums have filed a lawsuit alleging a sexually hostile environment on campus. [Post]

  • Two men suffer gunshot wounds in wooded area of Northeast; one dies. [ABC7]

  • Six great long walks to take in Washington. [Post]

  • Sleep to the sound of rain tonight. [Post]

  • Tywon Malcom, 14, has been missing from Southwest since Tuesday. [WUSA9]

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

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

  • As Racine considers a Todd investigation, a file goes missing at the OCF. [Post]

  • Bowser gives a little on per-pupil funding, riles ed advocates and D.C. Council members. [Times, Grosso/Cheh press release]

  • Bowser says City Administrator Rashad Young was mistakenly named in school lottery report. [Post]

  • An explainer of the brewing controversy and what it means for the mayor. [WAMU]

  • More on Bowser’s backpedaling on chickens. [Post]

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

  • Forum Theatre’s Building the Wall is speculative and scary Trump dystopia. [WCP]

  • Listen to a new single from D.C. post-punks Bacchae. [Bandcamp]

  • Fort Reno opens up artist submissions for this summer’s series. [DC Music Download]

  • The eighth annual Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival is this weekend, with a renewed focus on environmental issues. [DCist]

  • On the book desert east of the river. [GGW]

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

  • Q by Peter Chang soft opens Saturday at 11 a.m. in Bethesda. [Washingtonian]

  • Arlington-based sommelier talks 2017 wine trends. [Arlington Mag]

  • Tom Sietsema is a fan of new French-leaning restaurant Le DeSales. [Post]

  • The best ice cream sandwiches to eat this summer. [DC Refined]

  • Your tastebuds are in a state of decline. [NPR]

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

Housing Complex links will return Monday.

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