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If you’re driving through Washington, you might want to avoid New York Ave. and Florida Ave. Along with Pennsylvania Ave. and Anacostia Freeway Southeast, it tops the Examiner‘s list of D.C.’s most accident-prone intersections.


  • Metro general manager makes $350,000 a year. [Post]
  • Controversial National Gallery of Art board chair to step down. [Arts Desk]
  • Prince William County, what have you done? [Post]
  • Fatal shooting on Benning Road Saturday night [Examiner]
  • Man shot in the chest this morning. [WJLA]


Photo of the Day: Man Playing Flute.

Back to the Chef: The D.C. Council votes down proposed new food truck regulations, but will take them on again soon.

Pricey Tab: Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie fired one of his staffers last week, reportedly for using constituent services funds to pay bar bills.

Long Ride: Cab fares will go up 25 cents this month as part of the introduction of credit card readers.

Big Box: Despite controversies, a bill mandating that large stores offer living wages for their workers is headed to the full D.C. Council.

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

  • Medical pot is ready to go, but doctors can’t prescribe it yet. [Examiner]
  • Council votes down new food truck rules. [Young & Hungry]
  • Living wage bill set for full Council vote. [Housing Complex]
  • Metro general manager Richard Sarles makes $350K a year. [Post]
  • New Prince William County logo looks like a textbook cover. [Post]

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

  • A look back at F Street NW’s neon days. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Is CaBi just getting more popular, or are the rebalancers slacking? [WashCycle]
  • No more carrying your bike across the CSX tracks! [DCist]
  • D.C. goes into sinkhole-prevention mode. [WJLA]
  • Mary Cheh asks DDOT what it’s doing about alleged underpayment of CaBi employees. [GGW]
  • D.C.’s population nearly doubles each day from commuters. [WJLA]
  • An old church has survived the changes in Capitol Riverfront. [Hill Rag]
  • Maryland’s experience shows smart-growth incentives aren’t so effective. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Logan Circle detachment for $1.1M

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

  • Changes coming to Folger Shakespeare Library [Post]
  • Maryland Deathfest attendees gripe about problems at this year’s fest. [WTOP]
  • D.C. Jazz Festival gets a mobile app. [Washington Business Journal]
  • Where to hear classical music in D.C. this summer [Post]

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

  • The 10 best Indian restaurants in the D.C. area [The Plate]
  • Le Mirch in Dupont Circle becomes “Indie Cusine.” [PoPville]
  • Get breakfast ice cream at the Nicecream Factory pop-up at the Science Club. [Washingtonian]
  • M&S Grill closes downtown. [WBJ]
  • Showtime Lounge opens in Bloomingdale with free jukebox. [Post]
  • A taste of two Bethesda food trucks: L.A. Taco and Linda’s Luncheonette [Bethesda Mag]
  • The eight best restaurants near the Bethesda Row Cinema [Zagat]