Black Hawk helicopters are shuttling soldiers across the city. Of course we don’t know much about the program, which started in October, but when the Defense Department asked Congress this month for $2.5 billion, the Army marked the helicopter program as a high priority.
Tenants unionize to beat back gentrification, bad landlords
Recounting the history of Sans Souci: The exclusive French restaurant was the height of glamor in the 60s and 70s, when it turned away a poorly-dressed Mick Jagger and whose maitre d’ studied two newspapers each day to avoid accidentally seating two embroiled parties next to each other. Today, 17th and Pennsylvania houses a...McDonald’s.
Harris’ housing proposal, applied here
It’s unclear whether Sen. Kamala Harris’ housing proposal would have its intended effect in DC given the undefined criteria of what qualifies as “formerly redlined neighborhoods which are still low-income.” Plus, housing costs in DC have appreciated well above the $300,00 limit Harris proposes.
“They’re acting like the Walmart of medical centers”
Over 11,000 UNITE HERE members at various airline catering companies have authorized a strike against bad pay, bad conditions, and no respect. Confirmed rally attendees include Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Eleanor Holmes Norton. (4:30-7:30)
That’s the name of Georgia Avenue’s newest store, started by a DC native. No better time to launch an ice cream store than in a heatwave, eh?
A glass of Purple Rain
You know what pairs well with fancy wine? Prince! Or the artist formerly known as Prince, we’re not quite sure. Either way, City Winery is teaming up with Vine of the Rhyme to guide you through a unique listening experience of his classic album, Purple Rain. (5:30pm)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Sample more than 100 craft distillers from across the country while supporting the National Press Club Journalism Institute. (6 pm)
Pineapple DC brings together some of the biggest local ice cream innovators to discuss ice cream as a platform for cultural exchange. (7 pm)
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