District Line Daily: D.C.’s High Line
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.
A proposed project would build an elevated park over the Anacostia River. The planners' pitch? It would be a destination like New York City’s High Line.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- How a deal to remove the trees blocking the view of Pigskins owner Dan Snyder's Potomac home ruined one park ranger's career. [Washington Monthly]
- Washington Post economics writer Neil Irwin, who also serves as Wonkblog's economics editor, is headed to the New York Times. [Politico]
- Construction of the new Amsterdam Falafel on 14th Street NW has started. [Popville]
- A veteran D.C. police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to secretly taping an adult female family member. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
The Loosies:The best, worst, and weirdest in D.C. politics in 2013.
The Jazzies: D.C.'s best jazz in 2013.
The Hungries: The best and worst of D.C. restaurants in 2013.
The Plexies: The best and worst in D.C. real estate and development in 2013.
LOOSE LIPS' Will Sommer is on vacation. (tips? email@example.com)
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The growing debate over taxing biking [AP]
- How not to create a more walkable city [NYT]
- How not to create a more transit-friendly country [Post]
- Film footage of Union Station in 1939. [Ghosts of DC]
- Ubertarians aren't really boosting car culture. [Atlantic Cities]
- The debt cap looms. [WBJ]
- Broad Branch Road plans pit environmentalists against bikers. [Post]
- It's been a bad year for the office market, but much less bad than 2012. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Penn Branch colonial—$395,000
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer. (tips? email@example.com)
- That time John Kerry fist-bumped Snoop Dogg [Post]
- American Hustle's connections to D.C. [Post]
- A closer look at the in-progress African American Museum [WBJ]
- What to look forward to in D.C. theater next year [Post]
- Apparently out of ideas, Big Theater cribs from the movies instead. [Post]
- Oh hey, it's a new song from Ploy. [All Things Go]
- Philip Sherburne loves dance music producer Seven Davis Jr., the first artist released by localish label Must Have Records. [Spin]
- The Jazzies, Washington City Paper's annual local jazz awards, have arrived. [Arts Desk]
- D.C. Music Download names its favorite local albums of the year. [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A guide to Champagne for every budget [Drink DC]
- Food writers name the top new D.C. restaurants of 2013. [Eater]
- The year in doughnut news [Post]
- Marvelous Market closes next to Kramerbooks in Dupont. [PoPville]
- Must-try: sandwiches at Little Red Fox [Zagat]
- Catch 15 oyster bar opens downtown today. [WBJ]
- When the Supreme Court decided tomatoes were vegetables [NPR]