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Acakepopalypse: Don’t get too excited celebrating the end of cupcakes and Crumbs Bake Shop. After raising more than $75,000 on a Kickstarter campaign, Baked by Yael, D.C.’s first cake-pop shop, could open in November. -2

New York Times Is on It: Just let this sentence from a New York Times article speak for itself: “Mr. Gray, who spoke outside a subway stop in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, two miles from the White House…” -4

Mega-Money: This woman has a pretty trendy micro-apartment unit along 14th Street NW, which means she pays $1,795 per month for a 350-square foot studio. -3

Righting a Wrong: A rightfully principled new Greek spot opening in Dupont will force its customers to pronounce “gyro” correctly. FYI, it’s ““‘YEE-RO.'” +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 70 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s score: -7  Today’s Needle rating: 65