Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, just north of the border with Washington, D.C., along Route 1. Incorporated in 1886, the city boomed as a streetcar suburb in the early 20th century and still boasts a number of Victorian houses, Sears homes and Arts and Crafts bungalows in a federally recognized historic district and a quaint downtown from that era. Despite having a population of just 18,500, Hyattsville has a diverse population, including thriving Catholic, immigrant and gay communities.

In recent years, Hyattsville has undergone a rebirth, with new townhomes and shops in the Arts District and along East-West Highwayhigh-end apartments near the Prince George’s Plaza metro station and development planned near the West Hyattsville Metro station. Popular local hotspots include Franklins, a restaurant, brewery, general store and toy shop; Busboys and Poets, a popular D.C. area restaurant chain; and Vigilante Coffee, a nationally ranked roaster.

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Riverdale Park’s Bikram Yoga Adds Coworking

Riverdale Park’s Bikram Yoga studio has joined a coworking startup in D.C. that allows users to work and workout for the same price. The brainchild of Rockville entrepreneur Sarah Hostyk, WorkStrive offers a marketplace where freelancers and remote workers can … Continue reading

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Greenbelt’s Role in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon 50 years ago this week, he was talking to Houston, but his words were sent to Greenbelt first. During the Apollo 11 mission, the Goddard Space Flight Center was the main control center … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became an Authentic Taco Haven

In recent years, the Route 1 corridor has become home to a thriving taco scene. A number of locally owned Mexican taquerias have opened from the outskirts of Langley Park east to Riverdale Park and south to Edmonston, several of … Continue reading

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The East Coast Greenway’s Route 1 Connections

A bike trail that will eventually run from Maine to Florida goes right through the Route 1 corridor on its way to Washington, D.C. Organizers of the East Coast Greenway aim to connect 3,000 miles of walking and biking routes … Continue reading

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New College Park Townhomes Now for Sale

Townhomes in a new development along the Route 1 corridor in College Park are now for sale. Four homes at Metropolitan at College Park at 4701 Cherokee Streetare available now, with another five coming in August. In all, 45 homes … Continue reading

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E-Bikes Coming to College Park This Fall

College Park’s new bikeshare system will soon include 150 electric bikes, a major shift in how residents can get around town. The city, the University of Maryland and nearby University Park have chosen VeoRide, a Chicago-based bikeshare company that specializes … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s WSSC Demolition Starts This Week

The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission building in Hyattsville’s historic district will be demolished beginning this week. Contractors with Werrlein Properties, which plans to build row homes and a handful of traditional single-family homes on the site, will begin pulling the … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Station’s Apartments Underway

Construction is underway at the Residences at Riverdale Park Station, a high-end apartment building that kicks off the next phase of the Route 1 development. When complete in the spring of 2021, the $57 million project will include 229 apartments, … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park MARC Station Gets New Name

Riverdale Park has big hopes for its town center, and for good reason. In recent months, the town has renovated a historic clock, spruced up a traffic signal box, installed artsy bike racks and renamed the MARC commuter train stop … Continue reading

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Barrel-Aged Gin Now at Hyattsville’s Sangfroid

Sangfroid Distilling is currently selling barrel-aged gin, bringing one of the hottest new offerings in craft spirits to Maryland. While spirits like whiskey are typically aged to bring out their flavors, gin relies on botanicals added during the distilling process. … Continue reading

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