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It’s a beautiful Friday, and the baby born yesterday at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro stop is one day old.


  • Muriel Bowser takes the lead in fundraising among mayoral candidates, and disclosures offer a glimpse of the political landscape in wards 1 and 3. [Loose Lips]
  • Two men rammed their pick-up truck into a Fort Washington store, absconding with an ATM. [NBC4]
  • Nick Barnett signs with the Pigskins. [WJLA]
  • The ACLU challenges Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. [WAMU]


The Goats are Coming: The Congressional Cemetary hires a team of goats to act as its new lawn mower.

Forever This TownPostie and D.C. society perennial Sally Quinn‘s Georgetown home is so, so Sally Quinn.

Winning Wyoming: Wyoming shouldn’t have two Senators. D.C. needs some representation. You see where this is going.

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

  • Colleges apply for St. Elizabeths campus. [WBJHousing Complex]
  • In “rare interview,” inspector general Charles Willoughby explains his dispute with the Board of Ethics. [Post]
  • Police: Don’t hit pedestrians. [WTOP]
  • Judge turns down restraining order aimed at blocking streetcars. [WBJ]
  • Streetcar tracks terrorize cyclists. [WJLA]
  • Moving the Reeves Center won’t necessarily improve Anacostia, says Jonetta Rose Barras. [Post]

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

  • Exorbitant house of the year, Sally Quinn edition. [Now This News]
  • The New York Times discovers H Street. [NYT]
  • Taxis get another month to install credit card readers. [Post]
  • Lots of young parents leave D.C. Is that a bad thing? [City Journal]
  • More people are walking to Metro for morning commute—but that figure’s still just 40 percent. [PlanItMetro]
  • Hillcresters turn vacant tennis courts into community garden. [GGW]
  • 1776 considers $25 million seed fund. [WBJ]
  • Could the D.C. first-time homebuyer tax credit return? [UrbanTurf]
  • Judge: H Street streetcar work can continue. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Columbia Heights one-bed-plus-den condo

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • At the Lincoln Memorial, the GREEN PAINT PERSISTS. [WTOP]
  • The new dean of Washington National Cathedral formerly worked as a comedy writer for Steve Allen. [Post]
  • A look at Joint Custody’s new spot on U Street NW [Brightest Young Things]
  • Dave Matthews dines at Pret a Manger like the rest of us office schlubs. [Post]
  • ICYMI: Synetic Theater has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new studio. [Kickstarter]

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

  • A flowchart to help you decide where to eat on 14th Street NW [Post]
  • Five restaurants to try on the Hill while it’s quiet in August [Eater]
  • Get a wagyu foie gras hot dog plus beer for only $10 at Bourbon Steak. [Washingtonian]
  • Shark Week drinking games [Drink DC]
  • Ice creams of the future that aren’t Dippin’ Dots [NPR]
  • Atlas Brew Works nearing completion. [BYT]