District Line Daily: Pigskins by a Snout
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.
How about those Pigskins? The team narrowly beat the New York Giants last night, 17-16, which means they're now tied for second place in the NFC East.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Metro overspends overtime budget by 62 percent. [Examiner]
- Bikeshare station shortage slows program's growth. [Post]
- Rocking throwing won't stop Metro buses. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Sunday, The Cemetery.
Partnered Health: Chartered Health Plan, the Medicaid managed organization owned by under-investigation D.C. financier Jeff Thompson, is in receivership. So why is it throwing $30,000 parties?
Worst Metro Trip Ever: On Saturday night, a D.C. man was threatened with a machete on the S bus, only after he was vomited on. Commiserate.
New Restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle: The former general manager at Shaw's Tavern plans to open a new restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle.
Art and Diplomacy: After a week of Art in Embassies performances and installations, it's worth asking: Can art advance diplomacy?
Swap Meet: The FBI could trade its Hoover Building for a spot in the suburbs.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Jeff Thompson's Chartered about to be sold. [Post]
- City coughs up almost no details about the sale, including what happened to missing $4 million. [WBJ]
- CFO's criminal investigator is a parking-law breaker. [Examiner]
- No time for campaign finance reform this year, says Mendo. [Post]
- Brick your stolen cellphone. [Times]
- Southeast bus routes won't be cancelled because of rock-throwing. [Post]
- City should provide financial support to grandparent guardians. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Prince George's, Fairfax counties lick chops at prospect of FBI HQ. [WJLA]
- Jair Lynch readies mixed-use development on 600 block of H Street NE. [WBJ]
- David Alpert, anti-fearmonger on zoning changes. [GGW]
- Meet the new Dupont escalators, same as the old escalators. [DCist]
- The Trump hotel plans mean goodbye to the Old Post Office's current tenants. [HuffPost DC]
- New Columbia Heights condo building will open in April. [UrbanTurf]
- A few blocks a way, a developer plans a mixed-use project in an alley. [Park View DC]
- Ten steps to a walkable city [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: The gated life
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
- Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
- Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
- Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row costume shop was due to move to Alexandria, but its investor has backed out after losing business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy [WTOP]
- The largest cut slab of aquamarine on Earth comes to the National Museum of Natural History [Post]
- I suppose it was just a matter of time before someone did the Gangnam Style dance in a production of dog & pony's participatory show A Killing Game [Post]
- The latest One City Location of the Month: the National Air and Space Museum [D.C. Film Office]
- Black Cat owner Dante Ferrando played a cover of Iron Cross' "Crucified" during Dinosaur Jr.'s show in New York Saturday night [Spin]
- Split This Rock's favorite poetry books of the year [Blog This Rock]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Arlington restaurants owe more than $900,000 in meal taxes. [ARLnow]
- Cooking plagiarism [Eater]
- AZN Eats food truck goes into hibernation for the winter. [Food Truck Fiesta]
- Sneak peek at Bryan Voltaggio's Range at the Chevy Chase Pavillion [Bethesda Mag]
- Two new Vietnamese restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
- Drama and bagels at Bethesda Bagels in Dupont [Borderstan]
- A walk down Whopper memory lane [Post]