Government Outreach: What seemed to be a WMATA Twitter account cheerfully engaging with riders was actually a well-informed impostor with no affiliation with the transportation agency. The account was only alive for 24 hours before it was shut down-2

And Another One: The latest in trendy beer garden news: Work starts today for Town’s summer beer garden on 8th Street and Florida Avenue NW. Is the beer garden market becoming too saturated in D.C.? Eh, judging by the crowds at the already opened beer gardens, probably not. +1

Pinterest Worthy: A 210-square-foot D.C. home made the finals of Apartment Therapy’s 2014 Smallest Coolest Home Contest. Check the digs out. +3

Bad Politics: Virginia State Sen. Richard Black, a Republican from Loudoun County,  wrote a letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad praising him for fighting al-Quaeda and calling him heroic.  -5

Friday’s Needle rating: 45 Today’s score: -3 Today’s Needle rating: 41