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Plans for a memorial park for go-go musician Chuck Brown are in trouble after neighborhood opposition.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Troubled Corcoran cuts a deal with the National Gallery of Art. [Arts Desk]
- National Mall pillow fight tomorrow. [WJLA]
- Don’t put the FBI near Union Station. [Housing Complex]
- Mayor Vince Gray: Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser‘s platform is “the most preposterous thing I have ever heard.” [Examiner]
- Teens photograph security measures in D.C. public schools. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Page Three.
Intestinal Distress: Meet Washington’s newest drunk food, the U Street Taco: a half-smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl, wrapped in a Jumbo Slice.
Bold Mayor: Mayor Vince Gray looks like he’s running for re-election, taunting potential rival Muriel Bowser to “bring it on.”
Fill Up: After a new operator and switch to the Valero brand, the Watergate “Exxon” has lost its iconic high prices.
Boo, Rap: 94.7 Fresh FM promises popular songs without any rap, and it delivers. The station even plays rap-less versions of pop songs that normally would have rap verses.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Pat Mara and Elissa Silverman call each other names. [Post]
- Post endorses Mara, again. [Post]
- Vince Gray’s re-election campaign has already started, though not officially. [Examiner]
- School closure lawsuit moves to federal court. [Post]
- Neighbors not so keen on plans for new Chuck Brown park. [Post]
- D.C. Council helping Blues Alley. [WBJ]
- Gray’s budget shows he’s running again. [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- To the horror of some neighbors, 5333 Connecticut gets its permits. [WBJ]
- Streetcar’s all well and good, but don’t forget buses. [GGW]
- Rents fall around H Street and in Upper NW. [UrbanTurf]
- You can thank investors for your stable rent. [UrbanTurf]
- Pepco takes a break from cutting off parts of trees to hand out free ones. [New Columbia Heights]
- Another ANC votes against the U Street liquor license moratorium. [Borderstan]
- A few new views of the
Uline ArenaColiseum. [UrbanTurf]
- The Heritage Foundation’s rowhouse plan, with 105 parking spaces, is not without problems. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Under $80k in Fairlawn
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Melody Records’ old store in Dupont Circle is now a Lou Lou boutique. [PoPville]
- Paul McCartney to play Nationals Stadium in July. [Washingtonian]
- MGMT to headline University of Maryland’s Art Attack XXX—because students are reportedly sick of hip-hop acts. [Diamondback]
- Bier Baron: also a music venue. [Borderstan]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to drink before noon [Eater]
- Acqua Al 2 co-owner Ari Gejdenson sheds light on Suna‘s shutter. [Capitol Hill Corner]
- Northern Virginia farmers market guide [NoVa Mag]
- The Passenger‘s Derek Brown launches cocktails on tap company. [Washingtonian]
- The best patios for eating and drinking [Girl Meets Food]
- The $20 Diner goes Cuban. [Post]
- Nature’s Table coming to Dupont. [PoPville]