Category Archives: University Park

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

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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An Interview With Artist Clara Cornelius

As an artist, Clara Cornelius makes — and then remakes. The designer in residence at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, the University Park resident specializes in digital collage, taking photos and making drawings that she then incorporates into fantastical panoramas. Her exhibit, … 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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Watch Jim Henson’s Surprising 1950s Coffee Ads

Jim Henson — a world-renowned puppeteer and creator of “The Muppets,” who lived in University Park with his family, went to Northwestern High School in Hyattsville and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he created “Sam and Friends — is remembered today as a preternaturally good-natured … 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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Meet University Park Author Monica Hesse

Route 1 has had its share of crime authors. George Pelecanos used to cruise the Hyattsville area and has mentioned it in some of his books. And University Park was home to famed noir author James M. Cain. Now it … Continue reading

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The Route 1 Corridor Puts a Bird on It

Everywhere you look on Route 1, there are birds. In the Woodridge neighborhood of D.C. along Rhode Island Avenue just south of Mount Rainier, there’s Nido, a Mediterranean small-plate restaurant named for the word for “nest” in Italian and Spanish, … Continue reading

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See Mockup of University Park’s New Playground

Construction on University Park’s new nature-themed playground will begin this fall. Located on the current site of the tennis courts behind University Park Elementary School, the highly anticipated playground will feature a play area for kids aged 2 to 5 … Continue reading

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University Park’s Secret Historic Cemetery

University Park has a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know about it. Hidden on a quiet residential street in the historic district of University Park is a small cemetery for members of the prominent Deakins … Continue reading

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University Park Elementary Helps Anacostia River

University Park Elementary School is doing its part to improve the Anacostia watershed. The nonprofit Anacostia Watershed Society is digging up the school’s soccer field and areas around the playground to install new stormwater pipes and drainage basins as part of … Continue reading

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