District Line Daily: Dupont Developments
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big news today: After eight months, Dupont Circle's southern entrance has reopened.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Tenleytown could get a Safeway. [Post]
- Park Service still attempting to get quote on Martin Luther King Jr. memorial fixed. [Times]
- Riders unhappy with mobile coverage in Metro. [Examiner]
- Colby King takes a hatchet to CFO Natwar Gandhi's reputation, even calling out the times he talked trash about other officials at his private club. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Girl Reading.
Political Sadness at Sidwell: Washington's prestigious Sidwell Friends school has asked parents for help stopping students from bullying each other over politics.
Local Music App: Listen Local First, a group promoting D.C.'s musicians, is planning a Pandora-like app for area bands.
Grosso Making Moves: At-large challenger David Grosso is closing in on incumbent Michael Brown, according to a new poll from City Paper and the Kojo Nnamdi Show.
District of Cheap: Is D.C.'s America's most affordable city? According to a new report, yes.
Cafe Copyrights: Two Georgetown eateries are embroiled in a copyright dispute. In one corner, Wisey's. In the other, the newly, a very similarly, renamed, Wise Eat's.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Michael Brown says his good deeds far outweigh his missteps. [Post]
- Nat Gandhi and Colby King wont' be having breakfast at Old Ebbitt anytime soon, after King says Gandhi's got a swollen head. [Post]
- Top DYRS staff bailing. [Times]
- Local corruption matters to businesspeople, new poll finds. [Examiner]
- Tommy Wells likes A.J. Cooper. [Post]
- Leon Swain says councilmembers don't want a cop on the council. [Post]
- Demoted cop no longer demoted. [Times]
- Park service still working on getting MLK quote changed. [Times]
- Newly released tax office audits show minor problems. [Post]
- David Grosso talks housing. [HC]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Nice try, Tysons, but D.C. ain't your suburb. [Post]
- Two new 14th Street NW apartment buildings are nearly ready for move-in. [UrbanTurf, DC Metrocentric]
- Looking to buy the White House? It'll set you back $1.5 billion. [UrbanTurf]
- The ordeal is over: The south Dupont Circle Metro entrance reopens. [WJLA]
- Bozzuto takes on the unenviable task of building big things in Ward 3. [Post]
- A crappy Petworth building is set for big redevelopment. [PoP]
- D.C. drops from tops to 8th on best-investment cities list. [ULI]
- Who wouldn't want to live in Atlantic Plumbing? [Borderstan]
- Today on the market: Live in Cleveland Park, the center of the universe!
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The Post names stand-up comics Emily Ruskowski, Brandon Wardell, Tim Miller, and Reggie Melbrough D.C.'s maybe-next-big-things. [Post]
- Recently, percussionist Go-Go Mickey left Rare Essence to join his ex-bandmates in Familiar Faces. Here's video from his first show with the group. [TMOTTGoGo]
- Where's the next generation of arts donors? [Post]
- ICYMI: Is the Corcoran getting better at PR? [Washington City Paper]
- All Our Noise <3s the remixes of local producer and DJ Brenton Duvall. [All Our Noise]
- Sarah Kaufman has nice things to say about this weekend's VelocityDC dance festival [Post]
- Chris Richards' report from Howard University's annual Yardfest [Post]
- Hollywood shortchanged The Butler—the film based on Wil Haygood's touching 2008 article about longtime White House employee Eugene Allen—but wealthy black donors helped pull it together. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 10 best grilled cheese sandwiches in D.C. [The Plate]
- Four zombie-themed cocktails [Girl Meets Food]
- Lavagna's brunch gets an A+. [Bitches Who Brunch]
- Pho 14 set to open in Adams Morgan on Nov. 1 [PoP]
- Lyman's Bar coming to 3720 14th St. NW. [Washingtonian]
- Fiola owners opening seafood-centric restaurant called Fiola Mare in Washington Harbor. [Post]
- Insides some serious restaurant wine cellars [Express]