Phew: Rest assured, bikes will be allowed to ride on the H Street NE streetcar lane once it starts operating. +5

This House Is on Fire: Washington Firehouse Restaurant, which is housed in a three-story historic firehouse, opens tonight in Bloomingdale. +2

Whatta Bargain: As City Paper has established in the past, the going rate for yuppie cocktails in D.C. is $14. But thankfully, there are still 16 places in this town where cocktails are less than $10. +3

Ebola Free: The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and was able to leave the National Institute of Health in Bethesda. +10

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 33  Today’s score: 20 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 55