Please convert crime spreadsheet to HTML via tabelizer website to make a more online searchable and accessible webpage. PDF document content is not visible to most search engines. Most search engines index only the metadata. To make the full content of the crime reports searchable, please convert them to HTML, which is super fast and easy with a free online tool called the tabelizer. Just copy and paste the spreadsheet content into the tabelizer, push the button and then copy and paste the HTML code into the webpage. This makes the content easier for people to download and process. Thank you.
The shopping area at Queens Chapel Shops on Hamilton/Queens Chapel has great potential to be even better. Attracting some high quality shops (e.g., Panera, a wine bar, an Apple Store, etc.) would be very welcome. Repaving Hamilton between Queens Chapel and Ager would also be nice.
"The HVille Reporter" listed an event on 3 March @ 10AM. It was in my mail box that afternoon after the event ended.
Earlier this year, our Mayor and City Council sent Senators Cardin, Mikulski and the USPS a letter that read: "The City of Hyattsville requests your assistance reducing the geographical area that is considered 'Hyattsville' by the United States Postal Service. As you are aware, the Hyattsville postal code is far larger than our incorporated municipality. While this may seem innocuous, it causes great frustration among residents and non-residents and confusion among news media. Below are two examples of how the current situation is problematic. When crime occurs within the postal code, many media report it as occurring in Hyattsville, regardless of the many times we have corrected local outlets. The outcome is that our City's reputation and property values suffer, and our residents become exasperated. Additionally, when residents of the greater area seek government services- for example, snow plowing during and after the recent blizzard- they often write and call us with requests. When we explain that they do not live within our jurisdiction, the result is often further vexation with government bureaucracy failing to be clear and meet the public's needs. We are and will continue to be excellent partners with our neighboring cities and towns in Prince George's County. However, we need your help to remove what have become barriers to optimal governance for the constituents across our region and economic growth in the City of Hyattsville. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. It is greatly appreciated." We hereby join our voices to those of our Mayor and City Council and ask that you help us by working together to identify a solution to our concerns." Please sign this petition to encourage this important change to be officially made.
The Arts District lacks a unified vibe. The are's brand as an artsy and local destination would benefit greatly from encouraging more art gallery businesses and art events on a weekly basis. The annual festival does not resonate for long, and there are no notices of art events that are accessible by bike or walking. We should encourage a more cohesive and unified area within the district for artists to showcase their work and promote it through events. Also consider programming art walks that showcase artists along an engaging and interactive walk for visitors and locals.
Lets try to promote our City as a more unique And local experience for other regional residents to want to visit.
Currently, the City is broken into unconnected parts, such as * the EYA/Franklins/Vigilante restaurant area * Magruder Park * Heurich Park * Two Metros * West Hyattsville/East Hyattsville/North Hyattsville (and, within those, various sub-neighborhoods) * Mall ++ (UTC, etc.)
These all feel very DISconnected from each other. We need a way to visually and physically (and thus, emotionally and communitarianly - hey, language is fluid!) connect/bring these parts together. This is an urban design question and I'm sure there are experts out there who specialize in this; so no need to reinvent the wheel. Let's talk to them!
Either by connecting it to the pathway from 34th Avenue, or where 35th Avenue and Oliver Street meet, through the bridge leading up to the parking garage. This would shorten many people's walking time from streets further west of Jamestown Road. This would also mean fewer people walking through the Nicholas Orem Middle School parking lot, and having to go all the way around the Giant to get there.