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Mayor Muriel Bowser wants police body camera footage to be exempt from FOIA requests.


  • Metro’s sleek new rail cars debut today. [Housing Complex]
  • We live-tweeted the Ward 4 debate last night. [@WCPLive]
  • Early voting is underway in Ward 4 and Ward 8. [NBC4]
  • A man was found dead in the Tidal Basin with a laminated business card around his neck that reads, “Fuzz W.S. Fuzzy Shoe Shine Doctor.” [WTOP]


Congratulations, I Guess: The Coupe’s owner and general manager reflect on being named Best Restaurant to Bang in the Bathroom by City Paper readers. “We’re honored, I guess?

Noah’s Snark: Future “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah performed in Arlington over the weekend, greeting his audience as “Washington, but not really.”

Site to Behold: The developers of a site near U Street NW were spared the wrath of the mayor’s “top-to-bottom review.”

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

  • Sticky-fingered Michael Brown campaign staffer gets less prison time than his old boss. [Post]
  • Councilmembers fret over Muriel Bowser budget. [PostTimes]
  • Bowser wants to exempt police camera footage from open records laws. [LL]
  • What does a Post endorsement mean for Bowser favorite LaRuby May? [Post]
  • At least one development project survived the mayoral changeover. [Housing Complex]
  • Olympics once again threaten the District. [WBJ]
  • Check out these new Metro cars. [Housing Complex]

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

  • A Washington football team move to Virginia would be best for all involved. [Post]
  • But it’d still be kind of sad. [Post]
  • Pershing Park continues to languish because the National Park Service lacks the funds to fix it. [Greenwire]
  • How to move an 880-ton building. [WBJ]
  • Imagining a bridge to Roosevelt Island. [UrbanTurf]
  • An intimate look at D.C.’s best restaurant to bang in. [Y&H]
  • Today’s schedule for the first 7000-series Metro train. [GGW]
  • The case for driverless trains. [CityLab]
  • Lanier Heights homeowners formally apply for downzoning. [WBJ]
  • Renderings of condos coming to Shaw’s Blagden Alley. [UrbanTurf]
  • Get excited for the latest performance parking scheme. (No, really.) [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Four-unit building in Carver Langston—-$699,500

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

  • New Daily Show host Trevor Noah played seven sold-out shows in Arlington this past weekend. Here’s how one of them went. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Dan DeaconPrince Rama, and Ben O’Brien at the 9:30 Club [D.C. Music Download]
  • Two local architecture firms imagine D.C. in 2050. [Washingtonian]
  • Local poet Carolyn Forché on why American poetry still matters and how 9/11 changed it [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Artisphere’s surreal Countdown to Yuri’s Night [BYT]
  • The Smithsonian’s renovated Arts and Industries Building will reopen this fall. [Post]

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

  • The eight toughest tables in D.C. (and how to snag one) [Zagat]
  • Where to find D.C.’s priciest cheeseburgers [Eater]
  • Pennsylvania 6 coming to McPherson Square in May. [Washingtonian]
  • Purple Patch temporarily closes after sprinkler system “explosion.” [Post]
  • Granite City Food & Brewery coming to National Harbor. [WBJ]
  • Star & Shamrock celebrates its five year anniversary this week. [PoPville]
  • The best snacks [DCist]
  • The 23 most popular American hot sauces [Thrillist]