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  • Chicken joint reassures neighboring law firm that its odor won’t waft like a burger joint’s once did. [Post]
  • D.C.’s human services chief isn’t celebrating the city’s small drop in homelessness. [Housing Complex]
  • The first floor of Roofers Union is being converted to a wine bar. [Young & Hungry]
  • DCPS to recognize students who are fluent in more than one language. [WAMU]


Like Clockwork: The New York Times fucks up another visit to D.C.

“Good” Hair?: Photography by Nakeya Brown exposes racist beauty standards.

Tight Budget: Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s former Council colleagues continued to strip away at her budget proposal.

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

  • D.C. Council committee chops out Muriel Bowser‘s tax hikes… [LLTimes]
  • …while Kenyan McDuffie cuts the body camera rollout, citing unclear policy plans. [WAMU]
  • Council wants DCHFA out of its valuable HQ. [WBJ]
  • Homeless rate drops. [Housing ComplexWAMUPost]
  • But the human services boss isn’t relaxing. [Housing Complex]
  • Mark Lee: Watch out for onerous noise-measuring law. [Blade]
  • Tomorrow, the Council will be whole again. [LL]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Metro ridership patterns, in interactive form. [PlanItMetro]
  • D.C. tries to lure confused tourists with a #WeGotThis hashtag. [DCist]
  • Millennials confound stereotypers, live places other than downtown. [Post]
  • Council committee urges Housing Finance Agency to leave hideous but valuable headquarters. [WBJ]
  • Last month saw a record number of million-dollar homes hit the D.C.-area market. [UrbanTurf]
  • Panoramic views from atop the building that spawned the Height Act. [GGW]
  • Truxton Circle stables project gets tweaked. [UrbanTurf]
  • Today on the market: Lanier Heights studio—-$160,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci is off today (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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

  • Tom Sietsema‘s spring dining guide is here. [Post]
  • Savory waffles to try around D.C. [Express]
  • Centrolina plans to open June 1 in CityCenterDC. [Washingtonian]
  • Barracks Row’s Las Placitas to give way to Matchbox expansion. [Capitol Hill Corner]
  • Where to drink right now [Eater]
  • 11 must-try food halls across the U.S. [Zagat]