Neighborhoods

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


Take a walk: The 4 best Seattle spots to explore on foot

The (anonymous) woman behind Seattle Walk Reports tells us all about her favorite places to take a stroll when life gets busy.

/ March 28, 2018


History Lesson: How did SoDo get its name?

Kingdome stadium was demolished in 2000, but its legacy lives on in Seattle’s industrial district’s name. Here’s a little history…

/ March 27, 2018


Who gets to decide how Seattle’s neighborhoods are mapped?

How does Google pick the Seattle neighborhood names it displays on its maps? And who has official, ultimate authority over where our communities’ boundaries are and how they’re named? We have some answers.

/ January 12, 2018


Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan: 10 things all Seattleites should know

What do you need to know to know Seattle? Mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan sent us their top ten lists.

/ September 27, 2017


11 things all Seattleites should know, according to Seattle data guru Gene Balk

What do you need to know to know Seattle? Gene Balk, FYI Guy at The Seattle Times, shares his list, which includes some key stats on growth, housing, gentrification, and Subarus.

/ September 26, 2017


A Central District staple is closing. What happens to the community it built?

Two weeks ago, the staff of the Central District’s Red Apple hung a banner above the store’s front doors that reads “STORE CLOSING.” It’s official: they’ll be closed by the end of the week.

/ September 18, 2017


This lawn sign is all over Seattle. Here’s where it came from

Lawn signs with political and social messages are showing up in neighborhoods all over the city. Where did they come from? Here’s the story behind one.

/ August 25, 2017


Working the land on Seattle Works Day

On Seattle Works Day, a bunch of you joined us down in the Duwamish River Valley to help Alleycat Acres prep land for a new native plant garden that’s going to make some bees and neighbors pretty happy.

/ June 20, 2017