30 Apr 2019

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Good morning, Capitol Hill! Sure, it’s been a little chilly, but just focus on our lack of mosquitoes and enjoy your sweater and your warm beverage. What terrible surprises greeted us this week?

The window of Chat’s Liquors on 8th Street SE is patched up with cardboard and duct tape, after a vandal broke windows around Barracks Row businesses on Monday morning. Photo by Liz Festa.

Our hearts go out to four businesses on Barracks Row, who woke up to find their windows smashed yesterday morning. It appears that whoever vandalized the store fronts has mental health issues. Make sure you stop by Frame of Mine, Chat’s, Brick Lane and Ophelia’s and support the affected local businesses with your business. Hill Rag

As if destruction of property were not enough, someone was stabbed to death at Potomac Avenue Metro early on Monday morning. PoPville

Gentrification is not the same as displacement, although both can happen when neighborhoods become more affluent. The Washington Post reported on the damage of displacement in our area, and specifically in this neighborhood, based on a recent study from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity. DCist also reported on the study. These findings should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the breakneck speed with which real estate property values have increased in the neighborhood over the past decade.

I absolutely love this article from the Washington Blade, discussing how the Ugly Mug has become, if you will, a straight gay bar. It’s nice to find stories of groups and allies coming together and creating community.

Looking for a lovely space for brunch? I mean, who isn’t? Washingtonian highlights several lovely local patios, including the one at Beuchert’s, the Salt Line, Osteria Morini and Maketto.

Cane’s opening has us really excited. Eater has details on their debut menu.

I think we can all agree that needlessly handcuffing a very young boy is absolutely not good police practice. Can’t they call their moms first, before putting these children through psychological torture? The Grio and The Independent

Our friend Mark Sussman’s app How’s My Driving saw a spike in reports of bad driving, reports Smart Cities Drive. Have you downloaded it yet? You can get it here.

Ready for something on the light side? How about this gorgeous backyard renovation? Washingtonian


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