District Line Daily: You Got (Pre-)Schooled
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.
Pick up a print copy of Washington City Paper today and feast your eyes on this week's cover story: Justin Moyer's letter to his toddler daughter about the maddening process of picking a D.C. preschool.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- America's best airport is not Reagan or Dulles. [WTOP]
- Springfield groper continues his attacks. [Post]
- Parents don't like DCPS budget. [Post]
- Mayors have ignored anti-fraud law. [Examiner]
- Environmentalists unhappy with Rock Creek Park chemicals. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Ramen Rock: Some local restaurants, including H Street's Toki Underground, put a lot of thought into their music choices.
Big in Sweden: Local musician Kelow, a 20-year-old lesbian rapper from Maryland, hasn't hit it big in Washington yet. But as with so many things, the Swedes are ahead of the curve.
Raise the Roof: Increases to the Height Act shouldn't come uniformly, Aaron Wiener writes in Housing Complex.
Popping a Wheelie: A Washington Times columnist who hates Capital Bikeshare seems to have forgotten that it exists at all.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Fire department provides D.C. Council with bogus fleet info. Chief Ken Ellerbe says one of his deputy chiefs has retired as a result. [Fox5]
- Unsolved mystery: who is going to win at-large seat next month? [Post]
- Tommy Wells flip-flops on club closings. [Arts Desk]
- In D.C., Obamacare could mean being forced to give up your current health insurance, even if you like it. [Post]
- Parents upset with new DCPS budgeting. [Post]
- D.C., still growing. [Examiner]
- Mysterious anti-big-box-higher-wages group pops up. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Weigh in on Metro's new Silver Line map. [Mindmixer]
- Preservation's problems go well beyond perception. [GGW]
- Here's what D.C. would look like under Nicolae Ceauşescu. [Atlantic Cities]
- The National Mall will take a hit from sequestration. [WJLA]
- There's a modest correlation between school walkability and performance. [GGW]
- Condos in D.C. are 9.2 percent more expensive than a year ago. [WBJ]
- Bill in Congress could scrap Eisenhower Memorial design. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: Brightwood multiplex
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- A Republican congressman from Utah wants to smack down the Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
- The National Gallery plans to close its East Building for three years while it renovates, but it's hoping to add some new exhibition space with a $30 million private donation. [Post]
- More Book of Mormon tickets go on sale today, and Kennedy Center spokesman John Dow says that unlike last time, patrons shouldn't have a problem buying tickets online. [WTOP]
- Some Barracks Row residents have a problem with the neighborhood's new Gaia mural. [WJLA]
- National Mall feels the effects of sequestration. [WJLA]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A guide to picking the best seat in a restaurant [Eater National]
- Sneak peek at BonChon's Arlington location [Washingtonian]
- Tom Sietsema gives Suna half a star after its shutter. Yikes. [Post]
- Owner of Quench to open food market. [Bethesda Mag]
- Best Chinese dishes in the D.C. area [DCist]
- Vice President Joe Biden brings Dunkin' Donuts to Alexandria police department. [Obama Foodorama]
- James Beard Foundation names White House pastry chef Bill Yosses among the "Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America." [Zagat]