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The little cabin where Isabell Meggett Lucas, 86, was born is now at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of an exhibit on slavery. She visited the cabin at the museum, rather than in South Carolina where it used to stand. “It’s my home,” said Lucas.


  • In court, Sanford Capital denies deplorable housing conditions. [WCP]

  • Two weeks after giving birth, a D.C. Uber driver goes back to work. [Post]

  • Vandals paint large swastikas on a Jewish community center and church. [Post, NBC4]

  • How a D.C. detective broke through a murder case unsolved for eight years. [FOX5]

  • What if the Purple Line is never built? [WAMU]

  • There’s a giant Wizards mural outside Ben’s Chili Bowl. [Post]

  • The future of New York Avenue for pedestrians and cyclists. [GGW]

  • Two GW students have mumps. [ABC7]

  • Congress authorized a monument for 1991 Gulf War veterans on the Mall. [WBJ]

  • The Post is hosting a free ‘Weather Night’ for weather fanatics on May 4. [Post]


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

  • Sherwood’s Notebook: Todd in trouble; Gray “more in than out” for mayoral run. [NBC4]

  • Free joints for Hill staffers on 4/20. [DCist]

  • Parking revenue down by $20 million. [DCist, WTOP]

  • Gallaudet honors unsung NASA heroes. [ABC7]

  • Architecture advice for D.C. planners. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Listen to a new single from Flasher. [The Fader]

  • The Daily Shows Hasan Minhaj will headline this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner, which will somehow be even more insufferable than usual (not because of Minhaj, mind you). [DCist]

  • Arena Stage’s new production about conversations of race and privilege, Smart People, was put together through the help of about 40 local doctors and professors. [Washingtonian]

  • Exhibit at H-Space Gallery features work by artists with limited visibility. [WUSA9]

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

  • Is someone standing at a DJ booth a DJ? And, why that matters. [WBJ]

  • Order these secret menu items at D.C. restaurants. [Zagat]

  • American households spend an average of $25.81 on meat snacks every year. [Post]

  • Is this the most negative restaurant review of all time? [The Guardian]

  • Know when your neighborhood farmers market opens. [Washingtonian]

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

  • WC Smith majorly refinances projects in NoMa and Capitol Riverfront. [Bisnow]

  • Dozens of old, pricey homes in D.C. were actually built as “kit homes.” [WTOP]

  • The D.C. area’s median home price for March reached a new record. [UrbanTurf]

  • After zoning approvals, some are still debating planned homeless shelters. [Post]

  • And advocates are still making the case for why the shelters are needed. [GGW]

  • D.C. preservationists want to landmark National Geographic’s HQ. [Curbed DC]

  • Newly renovated, spring-themed rooms at D.C.’s Park Hyatt hotel. [Curbed DC]

  • Study purports to rank the District’s most gentrified neighborhoods. [Curbed DC]

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