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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee—-who presided over the paper during Watergate and the Pentagon Papers—-died Tuesday at the age of 93. Read the Post’s obituary here and some anecdotes of how Bradlee oversaw the Marion Barry coverage that  ended in a FBI sting catching the mayor smoking crack on video.


  • The District released a two-year action plan for implementing its ambitious moveDC transportation plan, which includes dedicated bus lanes on parts of Georgia Avenue NW, real-time bus arrival information on bus shelters throughout the city, and 15 miles of new or upgraded bike lanes in the next two years. [Housing Complex]
  • The David Catania camp sent out a Scandal-themed flyer—-as in the TV show—-showing all the ways he thinks Muriel Bowser is corrupt. [Washington Post]
  • Mayor Vince Gray said the Board of Elections sending out a voter guide with an upside D.C. flag was a “complete fiasco” and that his “faith has been tested severely.” [Washington Post]
  • Three sexual assault incidents were reported within hours Sunday evening; one in Georgetown, one in Foggy Bottom, and one in Dupont. Police do not believe the incidents are related. [News4]


WCP vs. NYT: If we wrote about D.C. the way the New York Times wrote about D.C., this is what it would look like.

Sidewalk Etiquette: Councilmember Jim Graham introduced legislation that would ban biking on a sidewalk on streets throughout the city where bike lanes are available.

Ice Cube, the Artist: This is the only ice cube you should ever pay a dollar for.

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

  • David Catania’s supporter asks for investigation of uncredited anti-Catania group. [Post]
  • Carol Schwartz pitches anti-inequality plan as she drops in polls. [LLPost]
  • Lorie MastersMuriel Bowser debut new TV ads. [LL]
  • Vince Gray releases two-year transit action plan. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Catania campaign manager accuses a Bowser volunteer of being scandal-tied former Bowser advisor Tom Lindenfeld. [Post]
  • Post ed board trashes the marijuana legalization vote again. [Post]
  • Post series on at-large candidates features Brian Hart and Khalid Pitts. [PostPost]
  • Gray says upside-down voting guide was a “complete fiasco.” [WAMU]
  • Lame duck councilmember Jim Graham wants to crack down on sidewalk biking, but doesn’t have much time to implement it. [City DeskPost, GGW]
  • Former Post editor Ben Bradlee dies. [Post]
  • City administrator Allen Lew ranks as the second highest-paid District employee. [WBJ]
  • Deputy Mayor Jeff Miller says Post columnist got it wrong on affordable housing. [Post]
  • Union fights luxe H St. apartment building with comedy video about millennial amenities. [Housing Complex]
  • Goodnight, sweet Hailo. [City Desk]
  • Armed Forces Retirement Home could have developers by next summer. [WBJ]

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

  • Southwest neighbors grow frustrated over lack of community benefits in soccer stadium plan. [Post]
  • A new ban on sidewalk biking? [City Desk]
  • Tickets for sidewalk biking tend to hit minorities hardest. [Streetsblog]
  • Armed Forces Retirement Home developer could be chosen by next summer. [WBJ]
  • Deputy mayor: Post columnist got the facts wrong on affordable housing. [Post]
  • Metro sees a spike in indecent exposure. [City Desk]
  • It’d cost over $19,000 to get around by Uber for a year. [DCist]
  • After years of fighting, a stretch of Klingle Road will become a trail. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Anacostia 2BR condo—-$79,898

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

  • Tips on touring as a band from local experimental pop act Pree [BYT]
  • A profile of We Fought the Big One, a post-punk DJ night at Marx Cafe hosted by Rick Taylor and Brandon Grover [D.C. Music Download]
  • Happenstance Theater’s Cabaret Macabre is moving from Silver Spring to Baltimore. [Post]
  • Watch MTV’s mini-documentary on Gaithersburg rapper Logic, who lays down stories of facing abuse as a child. [Bandwidth]
  • Ty Dolla $ign called out some women in the Fillmore Silver Spring audience for spending time on his tour bus last time he was in town. [Post]
  • The Foo Fighters are playing the Black Cat on Friday, but good luck getting tickets—just 90 minutes after the show was announced yesterday, enough folks were lined up outside the venue to sell it out. [Arts Desk]

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

  • D.C.’s best late-night dining by neighborhood [Zagat]
  • Toki Underground hosts a gluten-free pasta pop-up. [Washingtonian]
  • New York Times D.C. dining bingo [Post]
  • There are now two vegetable-focused restaurants called Beefsteak. [Eater]
  • What’s new and coming soon on H Street NE [District Cuisine]
  • Can hand-cut artisanal ice make you cocktail that much better? [NPR]