District Line Daily: Is Anacostia The New Williamsburg?
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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Tuesday! Go file your taxes already.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: Are you going to look for Space Shuttle Discovery as it heads through the area? [WTOP] The questions around Santae Tribble's murder conviction. [Post] Deacon sentenced for sexually assaulting a prostitute. [WJLA] Thies: It's time to reconsider how D.C. is governed. [NBCWashington]
YOUR DAILY QUALITY-OF-LIFE MEASUREMENT: On Monday, City Paper's Needle ticked up five points. The bad news: There's a B&B with a monthly rent of $24,000. The good news: Heat with no humidity? We'll take it. Take a look here.
SIX CITY PAPER STORIES FROM THE LAST 72 HOURS TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Is Lumen8 Anacostia’s Future?: Lydia DePillis writes, "What would it feel like, in other words, to be Washington's Williamsburg? Obviously, there are a ton of differences between Anacostia and Brooklyn'sno-longer-affordable hipster haven. There isn't a critical mass of artists west of the river being displaced by rising rents (those who are go to Arlington or Silver Spring). There aren't blocks full of charismatic industrial buildings just waiting to be turned into lofts. The city can't catalyze real estate investment simply by rezoning the whole area for mixed-use development."
Ian MacKaye Is 50: As of yesterday.
More Pizza, This Time On H Street NE: No slices, though for those of us wandering out of bars. Co-owner Michael Lastoria tells Y&H via email that the place will be firing up made-to-order gourmet pizzas using an assembly line-style of ordering. "Customers will move along a service line and customize their pizza according to flavor preference and diet," Lastoria writes. "We have been working on our product for two years now and been sourcing local ingredients since last July. The pizza will be unique in its preparation and shape – one size fits all – so we won’t be selling by the slice."
Watch: Phil Ade's "Gone": The latest from the prolific Maryland rapper.
Reeves Center Watch: Transit Center Out, D.C. Center In?: DePillis is keeping tabs on the empty space at the Reeves Center on U Street NW. "Several interested parties have toured the spot, and one will be quite familiar to U Street regulars: The D.C. Center, which currently leases space in the JBG-owned building a block away that's slated for redevelopment. The LGBT community organization has long been in search of a permanent home, having moved into their current location in summer 2010, after JBG moved forward with plans to build at their previous location on 14th Street. They've got one more year left on their lease, and no alternative next steps. 'This is our goal this year, to win this space,' says Nick McCoy, chair of the relocation committee."
Equal Pay Day In D.C.: Yesterday was Equal Pay Day. Even in a city where the pay gap is small, the gulf remains wide between women of color and white men.
LINKDUMP AFTER THE JUMP!
LOOSE LIPS DAILY POLITICS LINKS, by Alan Suderman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- LL is on vacation this week.
REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LINKS, by Housing Complex blogger Lydia DePillis (tips? email@example.com)
- Nuanced, informed thinking about raising the height limit. [AlexBlock]
- And then there's Harry Jaffe. [Examiner]
- Why we need an infrastructure bank. [2030Group]
- Will locals ever hang out in Times Square? [NYMag]
- WIll chickens bring the plague? [WAMU]
- Arlington County employees could get paid to live local. [Patch via Urbanturf]
- Oh great, D.C. fuzz learning from Israel. [WTOP]
- Commuting is expensive. [TBD]
- Best Buys aren't disappearing in cities. [AtlanticCities]
- Will Terry Bellamy make the cut? [Streetsblog]
- Artomatic gets another giant empty space in Crystal City. [WBJ]
- The state of complete streets in PG County. [GGW]
- Tenley Safeway development could get bigger. [DCMud]
- Today on the market: Ceiling fans and other contemporary touches.
ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bruce Springsteen to play Nationals Park [Prince of Petworth]
- Jeopardy's "Power Players" taping at DAR Constitution Hall will feature contestants Anderson Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lewis Black, Dana Perino, and Robert Gibbs [Post]
- Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Flock resigns after lifting a Discovery News report [Romenesko]
- Pulitzers to Huffington Post and Politico [DCist]
- Kennedy Center prez Michael Kaiser on audience engagement [Huffington Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Young & Hungry columnist Chris Shott (tips? email@example.com)
- Meridian Pint sold 251 gallons of DC Brau on Sunday. [Twitter]
- Fiola's Jeff Faile is a bitter man. [Washington Life]
- Feast your eyes on the new entrees at Bar Pilar. [Washingtonian]
- Boundary Road is now serving brunch. [H Street Great Street]
- José Andrés brings Catalan fare to the National Gallery of Art. [NGA]
- Moe's is opening 25 new D.C.-area locations [Restaurant News]
- Some love for El Pollo Sabroso. [Eat The District]
- Grab a free smoothie today at the new Smoothie King [Prince of Petworth]
- Get half-off your drinks at BLT Steak [Twitter]
- Find some free Ben & Jerry's ice cream [Twitter]