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DC Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment, the District’s only 24/7 emergency shelter for domestic-violence survivors, was not chosen to receive city-owned land by the Department of Housing and Community Development. While the shelter will remain open at its current location until October, it’s unclear where, or if, it will relocate after.


  • Watch out, Uber: D.C. taxis could be in for some heavy deregulation under a new pilot proposal. [WAMU]
  • A man was shot and wounded near Franklin Square on Wednesday morning, police say. [Post, WUSA9]
  • Post ed-board: Police should reassess search warrants based on officers’ “training and experience.” [Post]
  • A driver crashed into Dolcezza’s factory and tasting room near Union Market for the second time this year on Wednesday morning. [Hill Now]
  • How would Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed family shelters across D.C.’s wards affect school enrollment? [City Desk]
  • The Kennedy Center has named three new advisors, including Yo-Yo Ma and rapper Q-Tip. [Arts Desk]
  • It’s so warm that the National Park Service revised the projected peak dates for the cherry trees. [City Desk, DCist]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Anthony Williams tries to tilt the D.C. Council towards the business community. [Post]
  • Ward 1 residents complain about planning behind new homeless shelter. [Borderstan]
  • Muriel Bowser pitches tech incubator. [DCist]
  • School enrollment another question about D.C. General replacement shelters. [City Desk]
  • Domestic violence center loses out on city-owned land. [City Desk]

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

  • Q-Tip named as the Kennedy Center’s first-ever artistic director of hip hop culture. [Arts Desk]
  • Watch a new music video for Two Inch Astronaut‘s “Personal Life,” shot entirely on selfie sticks. [Brooklyn Vegan]
  • And the winner for D.C.’s best Tiny Desk Contest entry is…Rich Trent. [Bandwidth]
  • Julie Kent discusses her plans for the Washington Ballet. [Post]
  • Good news for Pride & Prejudice fans: Darcy‘s dripping white shirt, as famously worn by Colin Firth, is coming to the Folger Shakespeare Library. [Washingtonian]
  • Playing along with the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra. [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The most anticipated restaurant openings this spring [Eater]
  • Nando’s Peri-Peri is coming to Ballston. [ARLnow]
  • Want to charge your phone at the bar? You may have to pay, one way or another. [Post]
  • Columbia Heights &pizza set to open Thursday. [Borderstan]
  • “For lease” sign appears at Pasta Mia. [PoPville]
  • Questlove’s latest quest: bringing chefs together [NYTimes]
  • Nine D.C. bars where you can drink outdoors [Washingtonian]