Good morning, Capitol Hill! It’s that magic time of the year where everyone is suddenly a college basketball enthusiast –or a sudden bracket enthusiast– and here at The Hill is Home we are no different. While we unveil our madness bracket (sometime), take a look at a couple of very fun ones we like:
Greater Greater Washington’s Parking Madness (very on-brand), where you vote for the most terrible parking crater in the whole area. Here on the Hill, we have several: RFK, the areas around the Capitol; Navy Yard. In the first seed, even though the Pentagon’s lots are huge and awful, the ones around the Capitol are just depressing.
WMATA’s #MetroTournament on Instagram. Yes, you’ll need an Instagram account to vote. The first seed is Union Station, and it’s up against Eastern Market Metro… and Brookland?
Reminder: Don’t forget that Eastern Market Main Street’s Annual Meeting is tomorrow, ok? Here’s the link, should you need tickets.
Mia’s became Loaf, which turned into Loaf II and now it’s The Hill Cafe. Best of luck to them! Have you tried them yet? Hoodline has the aggregation.
If you were planning on riding the Circulator to DC United matches this spring and summer, you’re gonna have to factor in about a half mile walk: the Circulator is not detouring on game nights to Audi Field. WTOP
Speaking of mobility, Charles Allen spoke to ANC 6A about traffic, crosswalks and more. Capitol Hill Corner
There was a shooting around 17th and H NE on Thursday night. Two people were injured. PopVille
Two more suspects have been arrested in the January shooting at Quara. This is a good time to remind you all that businesses where bad things have happened need your support, and it’s getting to be lunchtime. (Warning: Graphic photos) NBC-4
Speaking of lunch, we have a VERY comprehensive list of where you can get yourself a sandwich. Have you checked it out? The Hill is Home
ICYMI: Capitol Riverfront‘s movie line-up this summer is looking awesome.
Speaking of time spent in our beautiful outdoor areas, a new bill will allow the District to support and protect Federal-owned parks around the city. Franklin Square will be the first park to be revitalized under this new bill, and soon, it could be Lincoln Park’s and Seward Square’s turn. All I want to know is, when will the National Park Service find it in their heart to fix Nathanael Greene’s stirrup?! WAMU
Way, way, off-Hill, but eye-popping: Colorado Senator Jerry Sonnenberg really knows how to write a headline: “Evil D.C. Politics Infiltrate Colorado Capitol.” But seriously, DC is not evil: We merely hold all the people you send us from far and wide, America. That DC is more like a mirror than you all would like to admit– for better and for worse.