City Desk

The Needle: Elephant Walk

Room to Roam: The National Zoo's elephant habitat redesign is finally done, and it looks great. But was it worth getting rid of the zoo's hippos? That's a question each of us has to deal with individually. +3

Flagged Down: The new dome lights mandated for D.C. cabs should make hailing a ride easier, and look sharp too. +3

Inflatable Bulldog: Just in time for March Madness, an inflatable Georgetown mascot appears near the Potomac. +1

Tricks of the Trade: How do you steal $609,000 in Rolexes from Pentagon City? A new video reveals the answer: very quickly. -1

Wednesday's Needle rating: 83 Today's score: +6 Today's Needle rating: 89

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