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See the Future of the College Park Metro Station

The College Park Metro station will be unrecognizable in a few years. The Prince George’s County planning board has approved preliminary plans for an apartment and retail building just south of the Metro stop on River Road. Gilbane Development, which … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Just Got a Major Piece of Art

Route 1’s newest piece of public art is by a noted Spanish artist. “The Soul of Words I and II” was recently placed on the grassy area in front of the Whole Foods parking lot at Riverdale Park Station. The … 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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Ginn’s Warehouse Gets a Graffiti Sendoff

Hyattsville’s latest public art will be going away soon. A group of nearly 50 graffiti artists tagged the former site of Ginn’s Warehouse in West Hyattsville earlier this month as part of a temporary art project visible from the Green … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Honors Jim Henson

Jim Henson has three separate memorials along the Route 1 corridor. The creator of the Muppets spent his early childhood in Leland, Mississippi, which has a small welcome center with educational displays, memorabilia and a gift shop. But his family … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Unexpected New Public Art

Hyattsville’s latest piece of public art is in an unexpected spot: Traffic signal boxes. Using grants from Prince George’s County, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation has commissioned colorful art to be wrapped around 11 traffic signal boxes from Adelphi Road … Continue reading

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Volunteers Finish West Hyattsville Metro Mural

Volunteers from around the community and beyond helped paint a mural at the West Hyattsville Metro this weekend. More than 400 people came to listen to music, do children’s activities and pitch in to finish the latest piece of public … 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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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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Meet the Bear in Riverdale Park

Route 1’s newest piece of public art is a giant blue bear. Located at the entrance to Riverdale Park Station near the Whole Foods, the stainless steel and urethane sculpture is an instant landmark, especially helpful at what will eventually … Continue reading

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