City Desk

The Needle: Treeson

Crimes Against Nature: The Urban Forestry Administration says that the man who police arrested last week for vandalizing dozens of trees in the Bloomingdale and Truxton Circle neighborhoods may have actually damaged 752 trees. -4

Reality BitesA new D.C.-based reality show could be coming to your television screen. Reliable Source reports the company behind Bravo's Blood Sweat & Heels is considering doing a D.C. spin-off. While this show, which stars “truly fascinating women who have TV-worthy personalities and a lot of ambition," may be a better fit for the District than most reality concepts, the city doesn't have the best track record with reality shows. Bravo’s Real Housewives of D.C. was a flop, as was the CW's Blonde Charity Mafia. -1

Barry <3 Gray:  In the most hyped-up and embargo-broken endorsement of the season, Marion Barry, as expected, endorses Vince Gray for mayor. Eh, no one really cares, especially about all that embargo stuff. +/- 0

Thought Distressing: A Thought Catalog writer chronicles the 24 things he learned after moving to D.C. and hits every D.C. stereotype, including, "People will ask you what you do for a living before asking how you’re doing." -3

Friday's Needle rating: 61 Today's score: -8  Today's Needle rating: 53

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