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In this week’s hard-copy Washington City Paper, available today all over: Anacostia could be an arts district. Maybe. It’s complicated.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Sinkhole continues to frustrate, delight downtown D.C. [City Desk]
- Only 15 of 1,900 Capital Bikeshare bikes have gone missing. [Examiner]
- D.C. wants more parking enforcement—-and more tickets. [WTOP]
- The National Zoo’s new Asian elephant is here. [WJLA]
- False alarm urges McPherson Square passengers to evacuate station. [Examiner]
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HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- This is what a Capital Bikeshare user looks like. [City Desk]
- And this is how much CO2 emissions a Capital Bikeshare user saves. [Streetsblog]
- Developers make carefully timed donations to “turn chicken poop into chicken salad.” [WAMU]
- Sometimes a sweet deal for developers is still a good deal for the city. [GGW]
- The flip hits a wall called the real estate market recovery. [Post]
- More than 100 teachers at Cardozo High and Patterson Elementary fired, must reapply for jobs. [Post]
- The Hill East market isn’t looking too “weak” here. [Lock7]
- The anti-Height Act: A 220-story skyscraper goes up in a provincial Chinese city. [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: Million-dollar fixer-upper
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Odd: The Arlington County Board gives Signature Theatre a $250,000 grant to cover its outstanding tax debts. [ARLnow]
- Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is so-so—but sounds better at U Street Music Hall, writes Chris Richards. [Post]
- What to look forward to at this year’s Capital Fringe: more beer, barbecue sandwiches, cardboard art [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Proof that no event is too small for a bar special: Behold the Sinkhole de Mayo cocktail. [HuffPost]
- How to have a legit central Texas-style barbecue [Post]
- Elevated cuisine: Dining tables suspended in the air by cranes are a thing. [WSJ]
- Trummer’s on Main revamps menu with cocktail omakase.[Eater]
- The best cheap eats in D.C. [DCist]
- Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken now open on weekends. [PoPville]
- RAMMY-nominated bar programs [BYT]