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Today’s snow day means many bars and restaurants are opening early or offering specials.


  • The D.C. government is closed, D.C. Public Library branches are closed, and Metrobus service is suspended. [City Desk]
  • Advocates say D.C. isn’t doing enough to provide wheelchair-accessible taxis. [WAMU]
  • A court hearing over the controversial CSX tunnel project is scheduled for today. [Post]
  • UDC’s community college may move from near Union Station to Van Ness. [NBC4]


Lost History: A historic Anacostia facade collapsed, and neighbors are accusing D.C. of “demolition by neglect.”

The Nominees Aren’t: The Washington Area Music Association’s annual awards ballot includes a nonexistent nominee named “Ian Kid Congo Svenonius.”

Punch Pop-Up: A monthly pop-up pairing punch with cabaret launched last night at the Dolcezza gelato factory.

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

  • It’s snowtime. Schools, government closed; snow emergency declared [LLTimes, WAMU, WAMUPost, WTOP]
  • Here’s where not to park your car [City Desk]
  • Structure collapse in Anacostia has the city blamed for “demolition by neglect.” [Housing Complex]
  • Takeover plan could save Dorothy Height school [PostTimes]
  • Organizer of nixed Franklin School museum plan didn’t donate to Bowser [Post]
  • District police run stings aimed at Internet-based prostitution. [Post]
  • Fight continues over CSX tunnel project [Post]
  • Advocates for disabled unhappy with pace of city’s cab fleet [WAMU]

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

  • Here’s what’s closed today [City Desk]
  • Muriel Bowser gets her first big snow test. [LL]
  • Metro knew it had a smoke emergency problem. [Post]
  • Congressional hearing doesn’t reveal any magic new confidence in Metro [Roll Call]
  • How public transit agencies respond to your social media complaints about them [CityLab]
  • ANC votes unanimously to extend liquor license moratorium in west Dupont Circle [SALM]
  • Today on the market: Mount Vernon Triangle 2BR—-$524,500

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

  • WAMA seems to think Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius are the same person. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos from the Katsucon anime convention at National Harbor [DCist]
  • Local comic Andrew Bucket tells the story of his worst-ever performance. [BYT]
  • Kramerbooks hosts food experts, funny writers, and an erotica slam this week. [DCist]
  • Did Mayor Bowser nix plans for a contemporary-art museum at the Franklin School because founder Dani Levinas didn’t donate to her inaugural bash? [Post]

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

  • Where to celebrate Mardi Gras [Drink DC]
  • Six restaurants for a cheap date [DCist]
  • Pharmacy Bar in Adams Morgan to become The High Dive [Express]
  • Iron Chef Sushi coming to Mosaic District this summer [Eater]
  • How presidents party [NPR]
  • Nine confessions of a coffee snob [Thrillist]