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Riverdale Park’s Historic Train Stop

You can credit the family that owned the Riversdale mansion for Riverdale Park’s historic train stop. At the turn of the 19th century, the Calvert family owned a 729-acre plantation north of Bladensburg, where they grew tobacco and other crops. The property … Continue reading

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Route 1 Will Be Fine Without the Purple Line

The outlook for the Purple Line looks grimmer than ever. The proposed 16 mile light-rail line running from New Carrollton to Bethesda has faced repeated setbacks, including a federal judge’s decision to strip the project of federal approval. In an … 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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Route 1’s Roots Run Deep

Route 1 can trace its origins in part to the 17th century. The U.S. highway that runs through this area was once part of a system of roads connecting the colonies called the King’s Highway. Named for King Charles II of … Continue reading

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University Park Gets Ready for Bike Rentals

University Park is getting ready for its own mBike rentals. The town has started prep-work on two bike rental stations, one on Queens Chapel Road near Town Hall and the other at the intersection of College Heights Drive and Wells Parkway. … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Headed to Route 1

By next year, you’ll be able to rent a bike and take it from Riverdale Park to Mount Rainier—or even all the way into D.C. The popular bike-sharing program Capital Bikeshare will install stations on a stretch of Route 1 by … Continue reading

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Electric Car Chargers Available at Whole Foods

Good news for electric car owners: The new Whole Foods has charging stations. That’s not surprising for the grocery chain, one of a number of businesses that offers the service to build its green cred with customers. But it’s a good … Continue reading

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Apartments Proposed for College Park Metro

The College Park Metro station could get apartments and shops soon. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is seeking public comments on a proposal for two buildings with 430 apartments and ground-floor retail on the site of a five-acre parking lot. … Continue reading

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Townhomes Coming to West Hyattsville

The area around the West Hyattsville Metro station is getting a new development. The city appears on track to approve a new mixed-use development on Ager Road that will include 183 townhomes, 300 apartments, 9,000 square feet of retail and … Continue reading

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New Townhomes on Sale in Hyattsville

Two new townhome developments are going on sale in the Hyattsville area. Ryan Homes will soon begin selling four-level townhomes at Editor’s Park on East-West Highway near the Home Depot, while Stanley Martin will offer townhomes at Riverdale Park Station near … Continue reading

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