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K Street firms are preparing for new movement and business as newly elected Congress members take office. This revolving door is typical, but now that Republicans have control of the Senate and House, many people are expecting gridlocked legislation like tax reform to finally move forward, which could help turn around business that’s been slumping for the past three years on K Street.


  • How D.C.’s Election Day losers are dealing with their losses [Washington Post]
  • What does a Bowser mayorship mean for commercial real estate? No one really knows yet. [Washington Post]
  • The D.C. Council postponed a vote on a contributory negligence bill that would change a law that prevents cyclists and pedestrians from collecting money if they are injured in a traffic crash. [WAMU]
  • The Wizards are reportedly in talks to open a training center in Shaw. [Housing Complex]


Transition Times: Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser announced her transition team.

A City Divided: A demographic breakdown in charts of who voted for and against Bowser last week.

Election Issue: The Election Issue is on stands and online with full coverage and analysis from Election Day in D.C. Read about the new Muriel Bowser era, the city’s first elected attorney general, what’s next for legal pot, and more.

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

  • Muriel Bowser announces her transition co-chairs. [LLPost]
  • How the mayoral losers handle their losses. [Post]
  • The mayoral vote in graphs [Housing Complex]
  • Wizards practice facility could come to Shaw. [Housing Complex]
  • Colby King makes some recommendations for Bowser. [Post]
  • Post ed board wants a better D.C. United stadium deal. [Post]
  • Contributory negligence bill for cyclists stalls in the Council. [WAMU]
  • Want to buy a car in the District? There’s only the Tesla dealership. [WBJ]
  • Startups in an 18th-century mansion [Housing Complex]
  • Men get decades in prison for North Capitol Street shooting. [Post]
  • Another attack on the Metropolitan Branch Trail [Post]

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

  • A Crestwood fixer-upper bombed by Croatian terrorists can be yours for $600,000. [Washingtonian]
  • Muriel Bowser hedges on the stadium deal land swap. [WBJ]
  • No one really knows what a Bowser mayoralty means for D.C. development projects. [Post]
  • But the new Congress could mean more business for K Street. [Post]
  • Why a Reeves Center in Anacostia won’t save the neighborhood [CHOTR]
  • Bucking the micro trend, developer goes big in Shaw. [UrbanTurf]
  • But micro-hotel rooms are coming to Foggy Bottom. [WAMU]
  • Council postpones vote on contributory negligence bill. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Friendship Heights 2BR condo—-$639,900

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

  • Listen to local rock act More Humans‘ pared-down “Mt. Oblivion” and parse lyrics like cafeteria of your depraved soul.” [Bandwidth]
  • An exhibit of Bill and Camille Cosby‘s collection of African-American artwork falls flat at the National Museum of African Art. [Post]
  • Samuel L. Jackson gives the world’s shortest Post interview, only slightly against his will. [Post]
  • FKA Twigs killed it at her sold-out 9:30 Club show. [Post]
  • The members of food incubator Union Kitchen will take turns serving food at the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ cafe. [Post]
  • Some music, dance, and comedy recommendations for the rest of November [Washingtonian]
  • Meet Dorea Schmidt, who plays Tzeitel in Arena Stage’s Fiddler on the Roof [DC Metro Theater Arts]

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

  • Union Kitchen will take over the National Museum of Women in the Arts cafea. [Post]
  • The 10 hottest restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
  • New features at D.C.’s latest grocery stores [WBJ]
  • A Q&A with the cronut creator [Express]
  • Nonna’s Kitchen tasting menu now available inside Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria. [Eater]
  • Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew? It’s in testing phase. [TIME]
  • American airports, ranked by food and drink options [Thrillist]