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Martha’s Table is the latest longtime nonprofit located on 14th Street NW to make plans to move east as the corridor has changed.


  • A brand new condo building in Northeast is being torn down. [NBC4]
  • D.C. got robbed at the James Beard awards. [Young & Hungry]
  • Trailing in the Ward 8 vote count, Trayon White warns of dog pools and dictatorship. [Loose Lips]
  • Bicyclists have been waiting for years for a solution to the U-turn problem in the Pennsylvania Avenue NW cycletrack. [WAMU]


Balanced Breakfast: You can get breakfast pizza at 7 a.m. downtown.

R.I.P.: Derek Anthony Colquitt, the Junkyard Band bassist and manager known as House, died in a motorcycle crash.

Table for $25: Another app that wants you to buy restaurant reservations launched in D.C.

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

  • Trayon White goes after Muriel Bowser as the Ward 8 count continues. [LL]
  • Outsourcing DNA lab work will cost $800 per case. [Times]
  • D.C. Council plans to clarify reproductive choices law targeted by House Republicans [Times]
  • The Post still feels salty about the Corizon contract. [Post]
  • Officials want condo building torn down [NBC4]
  • Medical marijuana supplies strained [WAMU]
  • One-time charter school boss Kent Amos cuts a deal. [Post]
  • Committee of 100 still doesn’t like the CSX tunnel [Post]
  • What Bowser’s “InnoMAYtion” month is about [WBJ]
  • What poverty means for infant mortality in the District [Post]
  • Illegal U-turners continue to bedevil Pennsylvania Ave. bike lanes. [WAMU]
  • New traffic cameras hit the streets. [Post]

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

  • Martha’s Table plans to move across the Anacostia River. [Post]
  • The perils of buying a flipped home. [WAMU]
  • D.C. is America’s second-worst city for driving. [NerdWallet]
  • The evolving plans for D.C.’s streetcar. [GGW]
  • Domestic tourism to D.C. has its fifth straight record year. [Post]
  • New renderings of a Navy Yard development set for 2016 delivery. [UrbanTurf]
  • Abandoned Columbia Heights apartment building finally gets rehabbed. [New Columbia Heights]
  • A 1968 brochure for the upcoming Metro. [GGW]
  • The number of Americans with severe housing-affordability problems is finally dropping. [Post]
  • Today on the market: 1BR co-op in U Street NW corridor—$340,000

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

  • The Junkyard Band‘s bassist, Derek Anthony “House” Colquitt, died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. [Arts Desk]
  • House’s fellow band members and friends remember how he kept the Junkyard Band’s spirit alive. [WUSA9]
  • A review of Beauty Pill‘s latest Artisphere residency [D.C. Music Download]
  • Photos from Saturday’s Funk Parade [DCist]
  • A review of the Cambini-Paris Quartet‘s performance at the Phillips Collection [Post]

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

  • Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo [Washingtonian]
  • D.C.’s 10 most under-appreciated restaurants [Thrillist]
  • Chef Frederik De Pue and his former partners settle lawsuits. [Post]
  • Where to sip micheladas in D.C. [Eater]
  • Sudhouse replacing Bistro La Bonne on U Street NW [PoPville]
  • D.C. now regulates boozy cupcakes. [DCist]
  • Taste test of Veloce [BYT]