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Adams Morgans' Walter C. Pierce Community Park is home to more than just a playing area for dogs—thousands of bodies are buried underneath it, according to a group advocating that the site be preserved.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Bike to Work Day is here. [Post]
  • Mayor Vince Gray not supporting proposal to make gun owners buy liability insurance. [Times]
  • District plans to put calorie counts on government soda vending machines. [Examiner]
  • D.C. police car set on fire this morning. [WJLA]
  • Kennedy Center makes honors process more democratic. [Arts Desk]
  • Jonetta Rose Barras likes Circulator expansion. [Examiner]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Photo of the Day: Sunrise at Old Hilltop.

Restaurant Flood: 14th Street is getting a wave of new restaurants.

Beam Me Down: You can skip the new Star Trek movie.

Bike Crime: Introducing "Ride It Like It's Hot," an ongoing series on bike theft.

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • More than 14,000 people have registered for Bike to Work Day. [WABA]
  • Let's hope for a safer biking day than yesterday. [WJLA]
  • DDOT plans to resurface the 15th Street NW bike lane this year. [WAMU]
  • America's most bikeable neighborhoods. D.C. strikes out. [Atlantic Cities]
  • D.C. vandals go European, torch police car. [WJLA]
  • Fundrise preemptively gets in on 965 Florida Ave. NW battle. [WBJ]
  • MARC adding weekend service between D.C. and Baltimore. [Baltimore Business Journal]
  • Weigh in on the North Capitol Street Metrobus next week. [PlanItMetro]
  • Today on the market: Wesley Heights five-bed

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Responding to criticism, the Kennedy Center changes its selection process for the Kennedy Center Honors. [Arts Desk]
  • Where to find Chuck Brown public art around the city [Curbed D.C.]
  • An interview with Andre "Whiteboy" Johnson in advance of last night's Chuck Brown memorial concert at the Howard Theatre [WTOP]
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier shut down streets in Dupont Circle last night. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Everything you need to know about burger chains in D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Tom Sietsema's spring dining guide is here. [Post]
  • Sneak peek of Vendetta, coming to H Street NE next week [Frozen Tropics]
  • Where to splurge on seafood platters [Eater]
  • First taste of 8407 Kitchen Bar [Bethesda Mag]
  • The eight best oyster happy hours in D.C. [Zagat]
  • The Post starts a wine club. [City Desk]

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