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While Washington cab passengers wonder about the final uniform taxi scheme, the drivers are worried they’ll have to pay for new paint.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Dulles could get worse under sequester. [Examiner]
- Jim Graham decides not to fight Council reprimand. [Loose Lips]
- Department of Employment Services misses out on fed money. [Examiner]
- Shaw’s 1920dc closed after fatal shooting. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Eat Up: A D.C. chef wants to open a new restaurant featuring the decadent combo of whiskey, oysters, and barbecue.
Park It: Ivy City residents fighting a new bus depot recently got some good news: proposals for other locations for the depot.
The First Cut Is the Deepest: The sequester could affect a wide range of District programs, the White House warns.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jim Graham says he’s relieved it’s over. [Post]
- Nat Gandhi says he’ll stick around until successor is ready. [Post]
- Robert Bobb says city contracting process was bogus. [Examiner]
- DOES boss says agency mismanaged under previous administration. [Examiner]
- Housing director says sequestration will hurt. [Post]
- Pro-pot candidate Paul Zukerberg survives ballot challenge, John Settles does not. [NBC4]
- Cabbies vent at council hearing. [Examiner]
- Lots of District residents buying new cars in January. [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Brutalist downtown church to become offices. [WBJ]
- Septima Clark Public Charter will close. [WJLA]
- Congress will investigate federal government real estate management. [WBJ]
- Maps of D.C. by tree species [Flickr]
- … by Metro stations and zoning [asalzberg]
- .. and as seen from outer space. [DCist]
- America has a rental housing shortage for rich and poor alike. [Atlantic Cities]
- Dupont mansion to become condos. [UrbanTurf]
- With new sustainability plan, the ball’s in the agencies’ court. [GGW]
- Commercial real estate and affordable housing will take a hit from sequestration. [GlobeSt]
- Today on the market: Trinidad corner house
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C.-based filmmakers take home an Oscar for the best documentary short [DCist]
- Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage for its 2013-14 season [Post]
- Ward 7 D.C. Council candidate Ron Moten on “Pump Me Up” at the Corcoran: “I’m a little sad and happy. Because this is D.C., what you see is the old D.C. Some good, some bad, but it was when we had our own culture.” [Post]
- More on the soon-to-come Bethesda jazz supper club [WTOP]
- Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to headline Preakness InfieldFest [WTOP]
- Pitchfork reviews Priests‘ “Radiation” [Pitchfork]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- This is real: cocktails that you inhale instead of drink [NPR]
- The Swedish meatballs at D.C.’s IKEA are horse meat-free, reps say [HuffPost]
- Where to eat fish and chips [Eater]
- Cutting edge coffee in D.C. [Zagat]
- Moon Gate in Bethesda becomes House of Foong Lin [Bethesda Mag]
- Everything you want to know about Ernest Hemingway and cocktails [Washingtonian]
- Mobile trolley pub on its way to Arlington? [Post]