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Vote for the Hyattsville Wire in the Best of D.C.

You’ve told us you love the Hyattsville Wire, now is your chance to tell Washington City Paper for the Best of D.C. survey by voting for us as “Best Community Blog!” In 2012, we started the Hyattsville Wire because we felt communities along Route … Continue reading

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Duke Ellington’s Former Haunt Gets Restored

A once popular music hall and tavern off of Rhode Island Ave. frequented by the likes of Duke Ellington is being restored. The town of North Brentwood and the Hyattsville Community Development Corp. are rehabilitating the historic Sis’ Tavern at … Continue reading

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How MilkBoy is Reviving Jazz on Route 1

MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park has given new life to jazz on the Route 1 corridor. The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, a well-known D.C. jazz ensemble, recently began a residency at MilkBoy through an artist partner program run by the University … Continue reading

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Why Brentwood Should Save the Arrow

As you drive along Rhode Island Avenue, it’s easy to miss the arrow. Located atop two metal posts in an empty parking lot in Brentwood, the unlit metal arrow points downward to what was once a car sales lot. It’s … Continue reading

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The Fascinating History of North Brentwood

The tiny town of North Brentwood has one of the most interesting backstories of any Route 1 community. Founded after the Reconstruction era by a veteran commander of the U.S. Colored Troops, the community was settled by black families seeking … Continue reading

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The Story Behind a New Route 1 Sculpture

Riverdale Park, which has already seen three new pieces of public art added near the Whole Foods last year, has installed a new sculpture along East-West Highway. “Great Blue Herons” depicts three blue herons touching wingtips to form the international … Continue reading

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Here’s Why 2017 Was Such a Big Year for Route 1

You might say 2017 was the year of the Route 1 corridor’s rebirth and even more is set to come. Last year saw a number of major openings, decisions and changes to the corridor, bringing to fruition a years-long effort … Continue reading

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A New Way to Pick Up Holiday Gifts on Route 1

If you like to do your holiday shopping online, you’ve got a new way to pick up gifts on Route 1. Online retailing giant Amazon has placed several automated lockers around Hyattsville, College Park and Riverdale Park where you can … Continue reading

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The Hyattsville Wire Gives Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hyattsville Wire! We are so thankful for this community, for our advertisers, and you, our readers. Thanks for reading and sharing our stories, thanks for your comments and tips, and thanks for your enthusiasm and support. … Continue reading

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Studio 3807 Commissions $200,000 Worth of Art

A new apartment complex scheduled to open next spring in Brentwood is getting serious about art. The developers of Studio 3807, a mixed-use building kitty-cornered from the volunteer fire department on Rhode Island Avenue, have commissioned $200,000 worth of art for permanent public … Continue reading

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