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Big news in the ongoing Gray campaign investigation today, with Howard Brooks scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon. He’ll probably get probation.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Nationals game will create traffic disaster. [Post]
- Disgraced ex-Chairman Kwame Brown gets a curfew, has to check-in with pretrial services in person. [LL]
- Harry Jaffe: UDC is a “failed experiment.” [Examiner]
- CFO Natwar Gandhi to appear before Council today. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: JR and T.
Maverick: Mayor Vince Gray has bet big on the Nationals series with the St. Louis Cardinals…and awareness about budget autonomy could be on the table.
Minor Twang: A look at the time country and D.C. hardcore collided.
Streetcar Derailed: An attempt to make a proposed car barn for the streetcar line a historic landmark could push the start of the line into 2014.
Luxury Lizard: At Monday night’s Capital Food Fight, attendees paid $1,000 for just a bite of an iguana. Here’s what the expensive lizard—-and warning here, it’s pretty gross—-looked like.
Loose Lips Alan Suderman is out. Loose Lips Links will run again when he returns.
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? email@example.com )
- Massive residential building planned for 9th and N NW. [DCmud]
- Looking back at 10 years of D.C.’s housing trust fund. [GGW]
- A study of London backs D.C.’s proposed parking changes. [Atlantic Cities]
- The city tackles Hill East again, gingerly. [Examiner]
- Despite September slump, home prices remain high. [UrbanTurf]
- Boomers are flocking to the city. [Rent Cafe]
- But lots of people are still moving to the suburbs. [Trulia]
- An idiot drives through Logan Circle. [DCist]
- Today on the market: Solar-powered in Fairlawn
ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If the Corcoran relocates outside of the District, it would violate its 19th century deed and charter, a group of arts advocates is arguing. [Post]
- D.C. Office of Cable Television will move to a former BET studio. [Washington Business Journal]
- Trippy new Bloomingdale mural is trippy. [Prince of Petworth]
- The unlikely anthem of the Nationals’ postseason: a-Ha‘s “Take on Me.” [Post]
- Watch: Phil Ade freestyles in ATL [For the DMV Only]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- High-end restaurants do theme nights. [WSJ]
- Photos and menus for Satellite Room, now open [Washingtonian]
- Bardo Rodeo brewpub makes a comeback in Trinidad neighborhood [Post]
- More one-liners from Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and others at Capital Food Fight [Eater]
- Aroi Thai and Japanese opens in Bloomingdale. [PoP]
- Il Forno Restaurant coming to Ballston [ARLnow]
- Boon for bacon novelty products [HuffPost]