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University Park Gets Ready for Bike Rentals

University Park is getting ready for its own mBike rentals. The town has started prep-work on two bike rental stations, one on Queens Chapel Road near Town Hall and the other at the intersection of College Heights Drive and Wells Parkway. … Continue reading

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University Park Mayor on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Tune in today, April 12, to The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 12:00-12:30 p.m., to hear University Park Mayor Len Carey talk about Riverdale Park Station and the new “Whole Foods Effect.” Related Posts:State-Chartered Bank Comes to Riverdale ParkUniversity Park Gets … Continue reading

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Actually, Hyattsville is Into Urbanism

An article about urbanism in Prince George’s County has struck a nerve. Dan Reed, a smart young urban planner who runs the Just Up the Pike blog about Montgomery County, argues in the Washingtonian that the county “just isn’t into urbanism” … Continue reading

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Spotted in University Park

Here’s something you might have walked past without realizing it. The Hyattsville Wire spotted a mounting block on Pineway in University Park which is a set of stairs to get on and off a horse more easily and was typically … Continue reading

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New Chainsaw Art in University Park

Chainsaw artist Don Becker is working on another sculpture in University Park. A tree stump along the town’s popular Wells Run park is slowly becoming a yellow-crowned night heron, a crab-eating migratory bird described as “more solitary and often more … Continue reading

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Hyattsville: A One-Car Kind of Town

Hyattsville is a one-car kind of town. According to the American Community Survey’s 2012 estimates for Hyattsville, more than 60 percent of Hyattsville residents have either one car or none. That’s roughly 19 percentage points higher than the national average. The … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter Spotted in University Park

Related Posts:New Chainsaw Art in University ParkUniversity Park’s Noir WriterThe Second Life of a University Park Artist’s MuralUniversity Park Gets Ready for Bike RentalsUniversity Park Mayor on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

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University Park’s Noir Writer

It’s a little surprising that sleepy little University Park was also home to one of the most hardboiled of crime fiction authors. Or maybe not. If you read James M. Cain’s novels — or watch film noir adaptations of “Double … Continue reading

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Kermit the Frog Spotted in University Park

The Hyattsville Wire recently spotted a wood carving of Kermit the Frog along one of the walking trails in University Park’s Town Park. We are learning more about the backstory on the carving, though a resident of the area said … Continue reading

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The Second Life of a University Park Artist’s Mural

A small town in Minnesota still sells posters of a University Park artist’s long-destroyed mural from their local post office. In 1936, David M. Granahan painted a mural of farmland around the town of Hopkins, Minn., for the Works Progress … Continue reading

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