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Prosecutors want Michael Brown to serve 43 months in prison and, in a sentencing memorandum, describe the former councilman as an appearance-obsessed man who “chose to walk a path marred by shortcuts, easy money, and corruption.”


  • Don’t hold your breath, but Metro says the Silver Line will be open for business this summer. [Housing Complex]
  • The lead investigator in the Relisha Rudd case says tips are still coming in and officials are continuing the search “in a methodical method.” [WTOP]
  • D.C. police are searching for three men who tied up eight Catholic University students earlier this month and robbed them at their home on the 3300 block of Seventh Street NE. [News4]
  • Two young boys who were badly injured in a Barry Farm fire in March meet the firefighters who saved them. [Fox5]
  • Police now say the two teens who were shot outside the National Zoo at the Easter Monday event were targeted. [Post]


The Great Divide: The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is expected to essentially dissolve itself this spring. In our latest cover story, Kriston Capps poses 22 questions (and answers them) that the institution should address before it hands over the art collection and some museum space to the National Gallery of Art and the college and building to George Washington University.

Bite Club: A look at all the animal-on-human attacks at the National Zoo over the last six years.

Chasing Bowser: When mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser wouldn’t give WUSA9’s Russ Ptacek an interview, he staked out her office.

Rent Check: The landlord of Palena Restaurantis seeking to evict the Cleveland Park restaurant over unpaid rent.

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

  • Feds want 43 months in prison for Michael Brown. [LLPost]
  • Muriel Bowser declines offer to face David Catania on WAMU. [LL]
  • The search for Relisha Rudd continues on online radio station. [Post]
  • DMV clarifies dire driver’s license reports. [WAMU]
  • D.C. officials are “raping” District residents, Deborah Simmons writes in a column that’s improbably just about HOT lanes. [Times]
  • Department of Health ditches the 24-hour tattoo waiting period. [WAMUPost]
  • Charter school head gets prison for embezzlement. [Post]
  • Police watched social media ahead of National Zoo shooting. [Post]
  • The benefits of moving families out of high-income neighborhoods. [Housing Complex]
  • Catholic University students tied up and robbed. [Post]

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

  • Housing is holding the U.S. economy back, as fewer people buy homes. [NYT]
  • To no one’s surprise, the average cost of living in D.C. is higher than in any state. [DCist]
  • Mapping D.C.’s greenest streets. [GGW]
  • Mapping Uber ridership. [DCist]
  • Gabe Klein on the evolution of Capital Bikeshare. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]
  • Former residence of D.C. bootlegger hits the market. [UrbanTurf]
  • Construction begins on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail’s missing link. [DDOT]
  • Today on the market: Penn Quarter 1BR condo—$399,900

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

  • D.C. hardcore is getting new life among the teenage set, and Coke Bust‘s Chris Moore is their guide. [WAMU]
  • Rare Essence‘s Andre Johnson made a playlist to honor late house legend Frankie Knuckles. [Post]
  • Take a summer vacation back to the Ocean City of the ’80s with Ping Pong Summer, in theaters June 6… [Washingtonian]
  • …and travel even further back in time with these vintage newsreels from D.C.’s past [Curbed]
  • Photos from Capital Funk‘s explosive performance at GW’s Lisner Auditorium [BYT]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Restaurateur Xavier Cervera accused of sabotaging operations at former restaurants, stealing a Vespa. [WSJ]
  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon debuts new Southern-style menu. [Washingtonian]
  • Rappahannock River OystersTravis Croxton opening restaurant in Mosaic District. [WBJ]
  • Where to get boudin around town [Eater]
  • The best waterfront bars in the D.C. area [Post]
  • Creme reopening on 14th Street NW in June. [PoPville]
  • Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop coming to Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • Dish of the week: khachapuri at Compass Rose [Express]