District Line Daily: Highway to Hell
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.
The District's roads are garbage! That's the word from a group of civil engineers who say that all but 1 percent of the city's roads are "mediocre" or "poor."
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Washington Examiner lays off 87, will stop publishing daily. [City Desk, City Desk]
- ...To the delight of fugitives. [Examiner]
- Two shot in attempted burglary yesterday. [Times]
- Are 2014 mayoral candidates too nice? [Examiner]
- Robbers pull off with big heist at Pentagon City Rolex store. [Post]
- Fifteen percent of Metrobuses don't have app-enabled location trackers. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Man Blowing Smoke.
Back to School: Instead of trading its newly valuable land for a cash windfall, Howard University is building new dorms.
Do It Live: Shaw's Mandalay won't have a menu.
Pay Up: Will the D.C. Council force Walmart to pay its workers a living wage? We'll find out today.
Artisphere Trouble: Years and years of the Rosslyn Artisphere's woes.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Report finds three ambulances were improperly out of service when D.C. cop had to be transported to hospital by a Prince George's County ambulance. [Fox5]
- Are Muriel Bowser and Tommy Wells too nice? [Examiner]
- David Catania asks Wells if he's wearing "male spanx." [NBC4]
- Matthew Frumin owes a $288 tax debt from 13 years ago. [Post]
- Paul Zukerberg calls D.C. a "plantation." [Post]
- Nextbus is a joke! [Post]
- No trash incinerator study coming. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Eisenhower Memorial debate gets heated [New York Times]
- "Inside the Beltway" would be a pretty big, not-all-that-dense city. [GGW]
- Barry Farm rec center breaks ground tomorrow. [ow.ly]
- A D.C. minimum-wage earner has to work 132-hour weeks to afford an average two-bed apartment. [DCist]
- New plans for a condo building at 14th and W NW [UrbanTurf]
- Cherry blossom peak now expected between April 3 and 6 [WJLA]
- The National Urban League is moving to Shaw's Progression Place. [WBJ]
- Renderings of NoMa's big 2M apartment building [UrbanTurf]
- The D.C. region likes Ohio State, Indiana, Duke, and UNC/Michigan in the NCAA tourney. [Facebook]
- Today on the market: Compact Georgetown rowhouse
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- A report from Tuesday's congressional hearing on the Eisenhower Memorial quotes Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.): "...the only thing that’s worse than art designed by a committee is art designed by a congressional committee." [Post]
- Peak cherry-tree bloom date pushed back to early April. [WTOP]
- Why you should check out Monday nights at Bohemian Caverns. [Post]
- Andrew Noz pens a Shy Glizzy miniprofile for Fader. [Fader]
- E.D. Sedgwick announces West Coast tour dates. [Dischord]
- Better know a DIY art space. [Pink Line Project]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A guide to coffee brewing methods in D.C. [Eater]
- Carolina Kitchen owner plans to open a burger joint and restaurant on H Street NE [WBJ]
- Extra Virgin closes in Shirlington [ARLnow]
- La Tagliatella to take Extra Virgin's place [NoVa Mag]
- Five places to try in Annapolis [Girl Meets Food]
- Taste testing new fast food items [Zagat]
- Sol Mexican Grill coming soon to H Street NE [Frozen Tropics]
- Where to watch March Madness [Dining in DC]
- Get a sneak peek at Logan Circle's Black Whiskey at film screening there Friday [Post]
- Five things to look for at Look [Washingtonian]