District Line Daily: Rhode Island Land Rush
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.
H Street NE is over. The hot new gold rush for area developers is on Rhode Island Avenue NE, the Post reports.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- DCPS school boundary fight coming up. [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray refusing to meet with prosecutors looking into the shadow campaign. [NBC 4]
- Additional four teens charged in Woodley Park stabbing death. [Examiner]
- Ex-Wizard Andray Blatche jokes about the team's losing record. [Twitter]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Ted Leo at St. Stephen's Church.
Party Foul: Has Councilmember Jim Graham been a responsible steward of the Council's alcohol-board oversight? Graham's colleague Yvette Alexander doesn't think so, and she wants to wrest the position away from him.
Speakeasy: Adams Morgan's Jack Rose Dining Saloon is opening its basement for a special Repeal Day party.
Get Off My District: A prominent D.C. newsletter author isn't happy about new parking rules, and he blames "hipsters" for them.
Metro by the Numbers: What's the most popular late-night Metro route? The most popular intra-District trip? New Metro data reveals all.
Eurotrip: Singer Justin Moyer is on tour with his band E.D. Sedgwick in Europe, and so far, he's contending with a canceling bandmate and dreams of Abraham Lincoln and William Seward.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Vince Gray used to say he's cooperating with federal probe; he doesn't say that anymore. [NBC4]
- Ward 6: where the votes are. [Post]
- Jonetta is not a fan of Anita Bonds. [Examiner]
- Vincent Orange wants to tax contractors to pay for more D.C.-based movies. [Times]
- District workers messed up on 32,000 tickets. [Examiner]
- DCPS and charter schools should be friends, not enemies. [WAMU]
- Charging disabled for parking could raise $1.5 million. [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- D.C. retains the lowest office vacancy rate in the country. [WBJ]
- You know it's Christmastime when...a gingerbread town comes to D.C. [AP]
- Republicans are fighting an unwinnable fight against population density. [Atlantic Cities]
- Ivy City battles a tour bus parking lot. [WJLA]
- DDOT's holding its last public meeting on the Benning Road streetcar extension study today. [DC Streetcar]
- The next big thing in senior care: backyard granny pods? [Post]
- A preview of the coming battle over the zoning update. [GGW]
- A big residential building could come to Washington Harbour. [WBJ]
- Free parking ain't all it's cracked up to be—though it's unclear what these European studies mean for the U.S. [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: Anacostia two-bedroom condo for $90k
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- After Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe Museum closed earlier this year, vandals have started defacing and stealing property from the historic site. [Baltimore Sun via Huffington Post D.C.]
- Brightest Young Things is very, very sad to see Red Palace close. [BYT]
- New track from Will Eastman and Ozker samples Timbaland/Aaliyah [Soundcloud]
- A video interview with David Adjaye, the architect of the forthcoming National Museum of African-American History [Curbed]
- Politics & Prose' top 10 books of 2012 [Politics & Prose]
- More than 250 pounds of precious gingerbread resources will be squandered on Gingertown University [WTOP]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where D.C. bartenders drink [Eater]
- A peek inside Hanoi House [Urban Daddy]
- Local butcher Julien Shapiro is a finalist in the World Pate Croute Championship. [Post]
- The violent history of nutmeg [NPR]
- Sweet Mango reopens in Petworth. [PoP]
- Five festive dining options [Zagat]
- A foraged feast, holiday cocktail class, and other food events this week [Washingtonian]