The Needle: Leslie Knope on D.C.
Train in Vain: Councilmember Jack Evans promises that Metro will be open for spectators leaving late-night Nats games, but he's mum on who's footing the bill. -3
Hollywood on the Potomac: Apparently, those Parks & Recreation scenes filmed in Washington this summer paid off. In one episode, character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, describes Washington women as being "like C-SPAN and Neiman Marcus had kids." +1
Bloomingdale Spared: Frequently drenched Ward 5 neighborhood Bloomingdale avoided flooding in this afternoon's storm. +3
Monday's Needle rating: 58 Today's score: +3 Tuesday's Needle rating: 61