A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starburst Plaza—a public space at the intersection of four major streets in Northeast—has seen a growing number of synthetic-drug incidents over the past few weeks. The surrounding community is trying to clean up the plaza with maintenance and programming, in tandem with police enforcement.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Claudia Roldan, a daycare worker at Kiddie Academy of DC, is accused of abusing two babies at the child-care center in Foggy Bottom. [WTOP]
- A 25-year-old man, Isiah Ageyekum, was shot and killed in Bellevue yesterday afternoon. Police are still investigating the killing. [WUSA9]
- Councilmember Jack Evans hopes to curb prostitution in the District. His plan? A bill he’s calling: “Honey, I lost the car.” [City Desk]
- A map based on census tracts and household density shows which areas of the region are “urban” and “suburban.” [Greater Greater Washington]
- Could you get pink eye by going to the National Building Museum’s “BEACH” ball-pit exhibit? One woman tells City Paper she did. [Arts Desk]
- What do Shake Shack, the Nats, HBO’s Girls, and the D.C. government have in common? You guessed it: fonts! [Washingtonian]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Cover Story: D.C. and Maryland are considering death with dignity bills to potentially expand end-of-life choices. Read our latest cover here.
- Shaw Rising: Roughly 20 new restaurants and bars will open in Shaw this coming year. Check out our map of the trending neighborhood.
- I’ll Be There for You: The authors of a note that appeared at a Mount Pleasant bus stop yesterday are asking for some friends. Take their quiz.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- The D.C. Council considers Mary Cheh‘s “death with dignity” bill. [WCP]
- District officials ask hospitals to collect more synthetic drug information. [WAMU]
- Office of the Attorney General wins huge judgment in travel website case. [Post]
- Read the Muriel Bowser administration style guide. [Washingtonian]
- Starburst Plaza earns a new nickname for the prevalence of synthetic drugs there. [City Desk]
- Anti-prostitution stings continue. [Borderstan]
- District updates its sexual assault app. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The National Building Museum’s giant ball pit is “really fun and a minor public health risk. I just don’t want other people to get pink eye.” [Arts Desk]
- Should the Smithsonian be using Kickstarter to finance its restoration of Neil Armstrong‘s moon-walk suit? [Arts Desk]
- Here’s how W.S. Jenks & Son, a Bladensburg Road NE hardware store, became a theater venue for Capital Fringe. [Fringeworthy]
- The histories of D.C.’s musician murals [DC Music Download]
- A gorgeous video of Leo Villareal‘s immersive light tunnel at the National Gallery of Art [DCist]
- Black-and-white photos of a changing D.C. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The D.C.-area’s most dog-friendly bar and restaurant patios [Post]
- Ten amazing tasting menus around D.C. [Zagat]
- Ten places to eat arepas [Eater]
- Kalye Filipino street food coming back to EatsPlace. [PoPville]
- Take an ice cream tour of Old Town Alexandria. [Express]
- Where to eat hot dogs [BYT]