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What a night, huh? The country kept the same president, but D.C. got a new at-large councilmember when David Grosso beat out incumbent Councilmember Michael Brown for second place in the at-large race.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Does Grosso’s election mean voters want to “kick the bums out”? [Examiner]
- Obama fans celebrate at the White House. [City Desk]
- Exhaustive election night coverage [City Desk, LL, Y&H]
- New bill could take Uber out of regulators’ hands. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Michael Brown Loses.
Filtration Fight: A Bloomingdale group isn’t happy about plans for the McMillan Sand Filtration Site.
Circus Circus: H Street is a getting a carnival-themed pop-up.
Museum Expands: The ailing Corcoran has hired a new fundraiser.
Election Seduction: If you were looking for love and didn’t find it last night, you should’ve taken tips from this guy.
ANC Ousted: This election may or may not mean the return of Leroy Thorpe, one of D.C.’s most belligerent ANC politicians.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- David Grosso upsets Michael Brown [Times]
- Brown to blame for his defeat [Post]
- No other surprises: Marion Barry, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans, Vincent Orange all re-elected [LL]
- Brown’s departure means yet another head of the powerful economic development committee [WBJ]
- Could also reshape council “balance of power” [Post]
- Barry not happy with long lines yesterday, wants an investigation [@MarionBarryJr]
- Charter amendments also pass [WAMU]
- Jaffe: Mendelson out of touch on need for more cops[Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Here’s what D.C. would’ve looked like had Romney won. [Atlantic Cities]
- Watch the presidential inauguration at the Newseum—for a price. [WJLA]
- Here are your new at-large councilmember’s thoughts on housing and development (repost). [Housing Complex]
- Eight good urban policies for Obama’s second term [Atlantic Cities]
- More condos are coming to the Potomac Avenue area. [WBJ]
- Tiny condos are coming to Mt. Vernon. [UrbanTurf]
- And more new households are springing up to match. [WSJ]
- What DDOT can learn from Detroit. [GGW]
- Today on the market: The perfect Washington property!(?)
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Arena Stage launches an affordable subscription series for people under 30. [Brightest Young Things]
- This weekend’s Capital Bop Jazz Loft will take place at Chez Billy. [Capital Bop]
- The election is over, but this all-metal election day playlist is still awesome. [D.C. Heavy Metal]
- More metal!: spotlight on new releases from D.C.’s Ilsa and Pig Destroyer [Express]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C.’s seven most over-the-top burgers [Zagat]
- A look inside Mad Momos, coming to Columbia Heights. [New Columbia Heights]
- Robert Wiedmaier‘s Wildwood Kitchen opening in Bethesda this month. [Washingtonian]
- Leek American Bistro is now officially open in Ballston. [Eater]
- Boloco Burritos opening downtown soon, with Georgetown location also possibly on the way. [PoP]
- Best of the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show [The Plate]
- Eating a half-smoke and running a half marathon [Borderstan]