Category Archives: Brentwood

Stories about Brentwood, Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with a focus on arts, culture, history, real estate and development.

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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Meet Route 1’s Very Own Dinosaur

Route 1 has its own dinosaur, and there are several local sites where you can learn more. Astrodon johnstoni was a long-necked sauropod from the Early Cretaceous period which lived in Maryland about 112 million years ago. It looks a lot like … Continue reading

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Solar Power Grows on Route 1

A new apartment complex will be the greenest yet along Route 1. Studio 3807 in Brentwood will have solar panels on the roof that will reduce consumption by almost 80 percent and charging stations for electric cars in the garage. It will be built … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … 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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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … 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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