All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘seattle’


Amazocalypse – Photo Gallery of Seattle’s Amazon Growth

Last week, I wrote about the explosive Amazon growth still planned around South Lake Union: six forty story buildings, seven over 20 stories where there none that size now. Few people recognize the amount of construction and density across Seattle without almost any commensurate public transportation investments as required by the state’s Growth Management Act. The state legislature passed a $16 billion …

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Seattle’s Coming ‘Amazocalypse’

Amazon’s male programmers struggling to find bathrooms will soon be able to walk home to pee.

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Amazon’s Terrible on Diversity (The Seattle Times is Wrong)

While I greatly appreciate Nina Shapiro’s front page story on Amazon’s impacts on The Seattle Times, I disagree with her coverage of the company’s impact on Seattle diversity; in fact, her reporting contradicts two other statistical reports from The Times’ Gene Balk. Her story focused on Amazon’s self-reported worldwide workforce diversity: 37% female, 60% white and reports on Seattle’s supposedly increasing …

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It’s Time to Cut Our Spending at Amazon

The company’s ignored the massive problems it’s created in Seattle. It’s time to stop shopping with them.

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Evidence of Traffic and Affordable Housing Problems in Seattle

In How Our Success is Ruining Seattle, I mentioned traffic gridlock and affordable housing issues as lowering the quality of life in Seattle. Over the last 24 hours, I saw two examples of this. This morning, I received my third recent notice from Zillow yesterday at the rapidly increasing value of my home in Seattle. In 2014, its zestimate grew …

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Amazon Misleads the Associated Press About Seattle’s Affordable Housing

arly in July, Amazon PR told the Associated Press (AP) that it had “given the city [of Seattle] tens of millions of dollars for affordable housing” for a story that appeared on more than 300 news sites including The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News, The San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle PI,, The Times of India, The London Free …

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Seattle After Amazon

If you have an article to recommend for this index, please contact me or tweet @reifman. In the past couple of years, there’s been a steady stream of outstanding journalism and research documenting the dramatic changes taking place in Seattle, largely driven by Amazon’s explosive growth. In July 2015, I published How Our Success is Ruining Seattle which was promoted by BoingBoing, Slashdot and mentioned …

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