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Pimp My Restaurant: Bar di Bari on 14th Street NW is closing and will reopen as Red Light, which may be a brothel-themed restaurant on a street that used to serve as the District’s very own Red Light district. (Though this PoPville report is based on an overheard conversation.) -5

What a HootThe entire Washington Post and all area-bird watchers left their offices today to watch a a rare owl perched on the Post’s building. +/- 0


World Panic: And for those that didn’t leave their offices to see the owls: They stopped working anyway when Gmail was down.  -2

Double Digits: The weather forecast shows D.C. consistently being in double digit temperature territory this weekend, which is marginally better than these last few days. +1

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 60 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s score: -6 Today’s Needle rating: 56