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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.


  • 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]


Peak Cocktail: How much is too much for one of Washington’s pricey cocktails?

Barred: Two policies make D.C. inmates more likely to return to crime once they’re released.

Rolling Around: Capital Bikeshare presents several benefits to Washington residents, but it isn’t reaching the whole city.

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

  • 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? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.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]