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Another app that charges for restaurant reservations—up to $25 per person when tables are scarce—launches today in D.C. Fifteen area restaurants are partnering with the app.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- In Ward 8, a new face claims Marion Barry’s legacy. [Post]
- D.C. installed new speed cameras. [CBS9]
- No signs that people are trapped inside the Watergate’s collapsed parking garage. [NBC4]
- City Paper‘s longtime publisher, Amy Austin, is leaving the paper after 30 years. [City Desk]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- ACLU opposes Muriel Bowser‘s efforts to exempt police body camera footage from FOIA. [LL]
- Trayon White‘s Ward 8 run goes into overtime. [Post]
- LaRuby May lobbied for housing money while chairing housing commission. [JRB]
- Bills go into effect despite congressional attempts to kill them. [Post, Blade]
- Post ed board: Back off, Congress. [Post]
- Post ed board: boo to Metro funding cut. [Post]
- Homeownership drops amongst low-income residents. [Housing Complex]
- District ranks as one of the most segregated cities. [Housing Complex]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- H Street NE strip mall will become 420 apartments and retail. [WBJ]
- A slimmed-down Dupont Underground is set to open in July. [Post]
- Petworth funeral home could become 20 apartments and retail. [UrbanTurf]
- How has Ben’s Chili Bowl survived gentrification? Turkey burgers, apparently. [Post]
- On Metro fare jumping. [WAMU]
- In Palisades, park planning done right. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Friendship Heights 5BR house—-$1,700,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Don’t want to spend $150 on Landmark Music Festival passes? Hold out for free ones. [Arts Desk]
- The National Museum of Women in the Arts makes this list of good Mother’s Day trips. [USA Today]
- Photos of Toro y Moi at the 9:30 Club [D.C. Music Download]
- Listen to the debut EP from local neo-emo outfit Big Moth. [DCist]
- Washington Post books editor Ron Charles really digs the Gaithersburg Book Festival. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Food critics from around the country weigh in (anonymously) on D.C.’s food scene. [Washingtonian]
- Where to find the best tacos around D.C. [Drink DC]
- The Trump hotel will get a restaurant from Geoffrey Zakarian. [Eater]
- 100 Montaditos closes in Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
- Photo tour of Lapis Afghan Bistro [BYT]
- Pie Five Pizza Co. is coming to Tenleytown. [PoPville]
- Rasika West End does brunch. [Post]