Archive for November, 2013

The Needle: Cold Turkey

 
Chill Break: With temperatures projected to be in the mid-30s tomorrow, this Thanksgiving will rank among D.C.'s coldest in history. -3
All-in-One Tart: A tasty breakdown of Ted’s Bulletin's Thanksgiving pop-tart, which features stuffing, sweet potatoes, turkey, and cranberry sauce all in one pastry. +4

Cabs Must Have Backseat Monitors by Dec. 1, No Extensions Being Considered

By the time you return from Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, all D.C. taxicabs will be required to have video monitors installed in their backseats. The video monitors will show advertisements, weather reports, and serve as a credit-card swiper.
D.C. Taxicab Commission spokesman Neville Waters says that "several" drivers have asked for extensions on the Dec. 1 [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

1400 Block of Irving Street NW, November 26
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Chatter: Everyday People

What you said about what we said last week
For last week’s inaugural People Issue, we highlighted some of our favorite artists, athletes, bartenders, and even politicians, and our readers, in large part, seemed to be on board with our picks. One big exception: interviewee, ex–Georgetown Hoya, and Washington Wizard Otto Porter. “I hope Otto Porter is [...]

District Line Daily: Turkey Week

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It's Thanksgiving Week, which in D.C. politics means it's Turkey Week. In turkey news yesterday, Councilmember Marion [...]

The Needle: Raze The Roof

 
Roof Riles: The Washington Nationals wanted the D.C. government to foot the $300 million bill to build a roof over its ballpark, an idea that Vince Gray shot down. -5

The D.C. Government Loves Millennials

D.C.'s chief financial officer, Natwar Gandhi, issued a memo to the Office of Planning today outlining the benefits of the city's recent population growth, concluding that the influx of younger residents has been a great boon for the District's finances. To which the Office of Planning probably said: No shit.
The memo references new residents with "relatively [...]

Zipcar Members Can Now Park Their Reserved Cars Where They Want for Free

Zipcar members can now park their vehicles in any metered or Residential Parking Permit space free of charge during their reservation time, the ride-share company announced Wednesday.
Members will still have to drop their vehicles off at the designated Zipcar spots at the end of their reservations, but the announcement should help with short-term parking while members [...]

The Great Turkey Pardon Hype

Americans may kill approximately 46 million turkeys each year as a symbol of gratitude, but there are at least two special turkeys the nation really, really cares about.
The media had a sizable turnout today at a pre-turkey-pardoning event at the Willard Hotel, with the likes of CNN, the Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, Tokyo Broadcasting System, [...]

District Line Daily: United We Stand

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A group of black, Latino, and Native American leaders stood with their backs to FedEx Field [...]

The Needle: Panic! At The Metro

Metro Moves: A group of people will meet at an undisclosed location near the Takoma Park Metro Nov. 30 to participate in a silent disco on a Metro bus with their headphones on. -2
Minifortune: Want to go to Minibar for New Years Eve? A reservation will cost you $275 per person for the 6 p.m. seating [...]

Your Recycling Bin Will Soon Be Bigger

Mayor Vince Gray announced today (to as much fanfare as possible, considering the topic) that the Department of Public Works will start delivering $11.1 million worth of new trash cans and recycling bins to households starting in January.
The cans, known as Supercans, will replace the current bins, many of which are 12 years old. The trash [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

Eastern Shore, November 9
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Navy Yard: No New Tunnel, Please, We’re Residents

The densely populated Navy Yard neighborhood barely resembles the industrial district it was just a couple decades ago. But there is at least one major remnant of its  past: The Virginia Avenue Tunnel, an operating rail track for freight trains that runs through the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill areas.
Now, the owners of the more [...]

District Line Daily: Minimum Wage Showdown

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Mayor Vince Gray proposed increasing the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour. A council committee will [...]

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