Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

Hyattsville’s Other Historic District

Thanks in part to its annual house tour, which takes place today, the Hyattsville Historic District is well-known. But there’s another historic district in the area that’s not as well-publicized: College Heights Estates. The neighborhood north of University Park called College Heights Estates has been listed on the National Register … Continue reading

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Vigilante Offers Coffee Grounds for Your Garden

If you like Vigilante’s coffee, you can get some to go—for your garden. Like many coffee shops, the Hyattsville hangout offers its used grounds for free to customers who want to use it in their gardens or compost piles. (Starbucks … Continue reading

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West Hyattsville Metro to Get New Mural

The West Hyattsville Metro is getting a new mural, and you can help. On Saturday, May 20, two professional muralists will lead the public in a paint-by-numbers exercise to complete a mural on both sides of an underpass at the Metro … Continue reading

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Brentwood Apartment Construction Underway

A Brentwood apartment project will transform a section of Route 1. Construction is underway at Studio 3807, located kitty-cornered from the volunteer fire department on Rhode Island Avenue, with apartments slated to be available to rent in spring of 2018. The … Continue reading

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An Interview With Children’s Author Mary Amato

Hyattsville author Mary Amato knows what makes kids tick. An award-winning children’s and young adult book author, Amato started writing at the age of seven when her mother gave her a journal to keep notes on a family trip. She has … Continue reading

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Lidl Grocery Store Headed to College Park

Discount grocery Lidl will make College Park one of its first U.S. locations. The German chain (pronounced leedle) is planning to open 100 stores along the East Coast by 2018, with the first stores opening in the Mid Atlantic and … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire’s New Events Calendar

The Hyattsville Wire recently added an events calendar where you can add your own local events for free including ones from Hyattsville, University Park, Riverdale Park, College Park, Mount Rainier and other nearby communities. As part of some recent upgrades to the site, we’ve … Continue reading

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College Park Named Top Rental Investment

College Park rentals are a good investment, according to an analysis by Redfin. The online real estate services firm studied college towns associated with the 310 schools listed in the most recent U.S. News & World Report national ranking. They … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Roots Run Deep

Route 1 can trace its origins in part to the 17th century. The U.S. highway that runs through this area was once part of a system of roads connecting the colonies called the King’s Highway. Named for King Charles II of … Continue reading

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Singer Building Ready to Rent in Mount Rainier

The historic Singer Building in Mount Rainier will be renovated by the end of summer. Built in 1936, the three-story building in the 3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue is being redeveloped by the Brookland-based Menkiti Group, its first project in Prince George’s … Continue reading

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