New site to collect coverage of Route 1 corridor.

By Michael Theis (view article online on Patch)

The Gateway Arts District has launched a new blog to highlight news and social media coverage of life along Maryland’s southern Route 1 corridor. It’s the latest in a series of steps taken by the Gateway Arts District and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation to improve their footing in the digital realm. The new Route 1 news aggregator, dubbed the Gateway Arts District Reading Room, will collect posts from a variety of local media outlets in one location for convenient access. It’s currently in a beta-launch right now, using a WordPress domain, according to Justin Fair, economic development coordinator at Hyattsville CDC and the content manager for But before long, the site will be incorporated under the domain.