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The Zoning Commission voted last night to limit property owners’ ability to transform rowhouses in some neighborhoods into so-called pop-ups.


  • Public school for boys gets the OK from the AG. [Loose Lips]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first “State of the District” speech this evening. [NBC4]
  • The RAMMY nominations are in. [Young & Hungry]
  • A new food-delivery app debuted in D.C. [Post]


Actually: D.C. may be more affordable for millennials than Baltimore, Philadelphia, or Charlotte—if you factor in salaries.

Finally: The H Street NE food-meets-fashion market from Toki Underground’s chef is opening soon.

March Madness for Developers: The mayor convened the city’s developers and contractors to announce six new development projects.

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

  • Ward 4 candidates say they’ll boycott a straw poll. [LL]
  • David Grosso wants city-funded trips to Indiana banned over anti-gay law. [Post]
  • Karl Racine gives the legal OK to plan to run a school for minority boys. [LL]
  • Racine moves to claim money earned from settlements. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser plays March Madness with development projects. [Housing Complex]
  • Don’t leave D.C. just yet, says the District. [Housing Complex]
  • Speeding up Metro buses without bus lanes. [WAMU]
  • Archdiocese moves to squash gay rights bill. [Blade]

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

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

  • How much of the Corcoran will be protected as a historic landmark? [Post]
  • Arlington residents are petitioning the county to save Artisphere. [East City Art]
  • Demolition has begun on the Dupont Underground space. [DCist]
  • Photos of the Cherry Blast bash at Art Whino [BYT]
  • Takoma Park artist Moonlight Mask wrote a song about Bao Bao the panda. [Washingtonian]
  • Arena Stage is premiering a play all about Antonin Scalia, but he hasn’t seen it yet. [Post]

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

  • 14 places to try for dim sum [Eater]
  • How to enjoy happy hour for 10 straight hours [Thrillist]
  • Every Maketto opening-date prediction since 2012 [Post]
  • Tuscana West space to become Pennsylvania 6, from City Tap House owners [WBJ]
  • Sweet Mango Cafe “closed until further notice.” [PoPville]
  • Nine new restaurants to try this April [Washingtonian]