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It’s Only a Paper Moon: The pop-up house seen around the District on 11th and V Street NW added a few stories to its roof and grandly named itself after Ella Fitzgerald. -3
Leaving the Station: The iconic B. Smith’s restaurant will close in Union Station, though the restaurant’s owner is planning to open new eateries in the District and elsewhere. -1
Country First: The National Capital Planning Commission stands by its recommendation to keep the D.C. Height Act relatively unchanged; it says its role is to “define what’s important from the federal perspective.” While the commission is likely just doing its job, not changing the Height Act is really bad for the District. -3
To A Theater Not Near You: The movie about the D.C. sniper shooter premiers tonight…in New York. -1
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 72 Today’s score: -8 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 66