Neighborhoods

Why Alaskan Way will get bigger before it gets smaller

(📷: WSDOT/Flickr) Exciting things are happening on the waterfront. The viaduct is gone, and an iconic part of our beautiful city is about to get a massive makeover.  But when we turned to readers to ask what you all wanted to know about this rapidly changing part of town, it wasn’t too surprising that the […]

/ September 26, 2019


Got questions about the ferry? This captain has answers

Washington state has the largest ferry system in North America with 22 vessels in Puget Sound and 25 million riders per year. It’s up to Captain John McMillen to make sure tourists and regulars alike make the journey safely back and forth from Coleman Dock to Bainbridge Island. He’ll be the first to tell you: […]

/ September 6, 2019


A place to meet and eat fish, sustainably

The Seattle Aquarium is all about interacting with local sea life. You can watch it, you can touch it, you can … eat it? We thought that was a little strange too. So we met up with the aquarium’s executive chef, Molly De Mers, who is in charge of preparing food for the cafe as […]

/ August 28, 2019


What will Seattle’s new waterfront look like?

Have you been down to the central waterfront recently? Amid the traffic, tourists, and bulldozers the viaduct is steadily disappearing. With all that action, it’s easy to miss the new elements that are taking shape at the waterfront. If you listen hard, you can almost hear the waves lapping at the Washington Street Beach, or […]

/ August 16, 2019


What do you want to know about the waterfront?

(📷: Tiffany Von Arnim/via Flickr) It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Seattle’s central waterfront is undergoing some major changes. Once the viaduct vanishes and the dust settles on a series of ambitious urban projects, we’ll be looking at a whole new gathering place in the heart of the city. That includes a […]

/ August 13, 2019


5,000 miles and counting: Meet the librarian behind Seattle Walk Report

A look inside “Seattle Walk Report,” the book (🎨: Susanna Ryan) Seattle isn’t just gum walls and sweeping Puget Sound vistas. When it comes to exploring the Emerald City’s nooks and crannies, it seems fair to say that no one has uncovered more hidden gems than the woman behind Seattle Walk Report.  Susanna Ryan has […]

/ August 13, 2019


Remembering the viaduct’s first hater

Maybe you remember him for his pranks. Or perhaps his generosity. Or maybe you just really like his clam chowder. Whatever the reason, Ivar Haglund has become an almost mythical figure in Emerald City. That’s why we decided to launch our video series about the Seattle Waterfront this week with a look back at the […]

/ August 9, 2019


Neighborhood spotlight on Pioneer Square

As Seattle’s first downtown, Pioneer Square has played a number of roles over the years: historic epicenter, skid row, gayborhood, and sports-fan playground, to name a few. Our latest neighborhood spotlight series dove into Pioneer Square’s past and highlighted the people and places who are shaping its future: from the elevator operator at Smith Tower to the merchant who’s […]

/ June 20, 2019


Money, politics, and earthquake safety: Why haven’t we retrofitted Pioneer Square’s brick buildings?

(📷: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons) We’ve all been there: You’re sitting in a gorgeous old building somewhere near downtown Seattle, looking up to admire the exposed beams and bricks, when you remember: “Oh yeah, earthquakes.” And then, the inevitable follow-up: “I wonder if this place has been retrofitted?” Evergrey reader Beth Anderson went through a similar […]

/ June 20, 2019


Long live the local corner store

Ever seen a prize-winning radish? Back in 1915, a trip to the Cone & Steiner general store in Seattle would have scored you some prodigious produce. Fast forward a hundred years or so, and Dani Cone has revived her great-grandfather’s corner store. These days you probably won’t find many radishes, but Dani has stocked her […]

/ June 20, 2019