A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A review of the D.C. streetcar by the American Public Transit Association found a number of problems for the city to address, but no “fatal” flaws, at least.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Speaking of the streetcar: Our new recurring feature Streetcar Death Watch will track its possible demise. [Loose Lips]
- 16th Street NW is getting another bus lane study. [WAMU]
- Bowser to push middle-class initiatives this week. [Post]
- A policy of routing Metro-related emergency calls to a supervisor at the D.C. 911 call center led to delays during the deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza station. [AP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Money Wondering: Someone turned in $17,900 they found in cash at Union Station. But the person had more lucrative options.
Get in Line: The new fast-casual restaurant from José Andrés opened. Here’s a look inside.
Slurp: Food incubator EatsPlace is launching an oyster happy hour.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Foreign investors will look at Franklin School site. [WBJ]
- Report: Streetcar isn’t “fatally flawed.” [Housing Complex, Post, WAMU, Post]
- Introducing the Streetcar Death Watch. [LL]
- NLRB looks into streetcar labor scrap. [WAMU]
- Lots of junk in the D.C. United stadium land. [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A sneak peek at the northern sections of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. [WashCycle]
- EastBanc buys Georgetown gas station, plans restaurant topped by hotel or apartments. [WBJ]
- A nearby condo project is drawing opposition from Georgetown neighbors. [UrbanTurf]
- The D.C. area’s most expensive house right now: a Forest Hills mansion for $22 million. [WBJ]
- More speed cameras are on the way. [WJLA]
- The area under the D.C. United stadium site will require lots of cleanup. [WBJ]
- Bike lanes coming to… Tysons. [GGW]
- The Office of Planning explains the status of rooftop penthouses. [OPinions]
- Today on the market: 3BR house in Woodridge—-$525,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Wale joined Rep. Barney Frank on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show to talk pay for college athletes. [Arts Desk]
- A recap of sets from Pree, Kali Uchis, and Prinze George at SXSW [Arts Desk]
- Meet local illustrator LA Johnson, who’s inspired by Joan Didion. [BYT]
- Tips for taking cherry blossom photos [Washingtonian]
- A review of UrbanArias’ Blue Viola, now showing at Artisphere [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to find brunch with live music [Eater]
- The 10 most anticipated spring restaurant openings [Zagat]
- Foraging in the office fridge: petty theft or public service? [NPR]
- Cherry blossom food and drink specials [Washingtonian]
- Is a wine that costs four digits worth it? [Post]
- The Pub and The People fundraise to get back on track after tools stolen. [PoPville]