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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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Foreign investors will look at Franklin School site. [WBJ]
  • Report: Streetcar isn’t “fatally flawed.” [Housing ComplexPostWAMUPost]
  • 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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.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 PreeKali 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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]