Good afternoon, Capitol Hill! Looks like we went from spring into DC Spring all of a sudden. I like the heat so I’m fine, but my heart goes out to the fans of Old Man Winter: Nothing but sweat for you kiddos until mid-October.
What’s been happening?
Our friend and neighbor Dave Salovesh died. You can read my post here, as it has links to other local outlets. Read this recap of Sunday’s memorial over at DCist. By the way, Friday’s day of action in honor of Dave will take place Friday, April 26 at the Wilson Building, starting at noon. Stay angry and, when out and about, ask yourself What Would Dave Do? (#WWDD)
Learn about flange fillers and keep that anger up. R.I.P., Malik Habib. Greater Greater Washington
Want to be mad about something else? How about systemic racism? This post on mapping segregation from the D.C. Policy Center is a real eye-opener.
The Root has a story that will make most of us uncomfortable: A true story of gentrification, noise complaints, and a restaurant getting squeezed out of Capitol Hill. It’s a must-read.
Seems like I’m not the only one who’s angry around here. A road rage case got ugly over on Barracks Row last week. PoPville
In less angry news, WeWork is coming to NoMa. Never forget that Swampoodle was the Irish immigrant neighborhood where the people who built Union Station lived. It was destroyed by the very railways they helped build and no one cared. Bisnow
Okay, I won’t be salty at all about Cane, because I’m honestly excited about oxtails and Jamaican food. Eater DC
Tortuga Caribbean Bar and Grill rises from the ashes of Two Javier. Is Caribbean fare the new Mexican food? Maybe. Eater DC
It’s an Eater trifecta: Goodbye Garrison, hello Bombay Street Food.
Is making the Circulator free a good idea? WTOP investigates. (Spoiler alert: It would be better if there were more routes that went where people need them to go, like east of the river.)
In the latest episode of seeing the Hill through others’ eyes, the Daily Mail has a really nice account of the White House Easter Egg Roll. Don’t roll your eyes at me– the White House is just a few blocks away from the Capitol (Hill).