Neighborhoods

What should Seattle look like in 2030? We had local housing leaders weigh in

The one thing everyone agreed on: By 2030, Seattle is gonna need more housing. How to get there is a different question.

/ January 18, 2019


How did the Central District become Seattle’s historically black neighborhood?

The answer involves a restaurant, generous neighbors, racism, and some seriously awful housing policies, like redlining.

/ January 15, 2019


Spotlight on the Central District

The Central District is a historically black community that’s been changing a lot very quickly. To learn about the CD, its community, and its spirit, we talked to some of the dedicated folks who call it home — and who are fighting to make sure longtime residents don’t get pushed out. From looking at the […]

/ January 15, 2019


You asked, we answered: What our unhoused neighbors want us to know about homelessness

Reader Brian Hsi asked: “How do the unhoused think we should address our housing challenges?” We met some of our neighbors to find out.

/ August 27, 2018


“If you’re here, you’re here with intention”: Why this Seattleite opened a social justice library

Founder Edwin Lindo hopes Estelita’s Library will serve as a refuge and resource for locals wanting to talk about challenging topics.

/ May 18, 2018


What makes you want to stay in Seattle?

Next Wednesday is Seattle’s 165th birthday. In light of all of our city’s successes and challenges, we invite you to join us in giving Seattle a different kind of birthday present: some heartfelt honesty.

/ May 15, 2018


Three hidden gems to check out on your next stroll through Seattle’s waterfront

Our waterfront is one of those places it’s easy to think you know. But what if instead of going straight to the ferry, or the aquarium, or that place with the crab bibs, you just … walked around?

/ May 9, 2018


50 years later: Why Seattle created its own Black Panther Party

In honor of the Seattle Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary, we talked with chapter co-founder Aaron Dixon about the party’s legacy and how he’s seen Seattle change.

/ April 25, 2018


What’s it take to win Seattle’s pun competition? We asked a champ

Ian Mitnick’s favorite pun from his win at Pundamonium’s Seattle pun slam? “What did the bolt put on his salad? Wrench Dressing.”

/ April 13, 2018


A map of 22 of Seattle’s most iconic murals and the stories behind them

See something we missed? Let us know what other murals we should add to our map.

/ March 29, 2018