My post last May about Amazon’s impact on a Ballard neighborhood street proved quite popular, especially on Slashdot’s: Visual Walk Through Amazon’s Impact On One Seattle Neighborhood. You may remember there were two houses sold as lots: Here’s what those lots look like now, a third house beside the lot will be torn down shortly: Read More
When this AmazonFresh truck crashed into a Seattle building in January, one thing that was not a problem was its California state license plates. Certainly, corporations like Amazon are people but if you’re actually a person and don’t register your personal vehicle within 30 days of moving to Washington State, you face up to a year Read More
With its survival and ruin tied to Amazon, Seattle is worshipping a new Jesus: I spotted from outside a local Starbuck’s store and returned later to ask for the artist’s name — Sam Case, a local artist and barista.
With Seattle’s rapid growth, formerly sleepy Greenwood Ave has turned into a busy highway. The city has slowed the responsiveness of pedestrian walk buttons to maintain traffic speeds. This morning, I noticed an elderly woman crossing the street immediately after pressing the Walk button. She seemed to realize halfway across that something was wrong as a car and Read More
Amazon announced this week that it will commit one of its buildings to housing 200 Seattle homeless for the next year allowing a nonprofit organization to oversee the facilities. The former Travelodge motel faces demolition as part of the company’s tremendous growth in the city’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Let’s Commend Amazon It’s important to applaud Read More
The news in Seattle is Gruesome lately. Today’s front page at the Seattle Times included the following headlines we really never want to see ever (and definitely not on the same day): Body parts found in a recycling bin were those of a mother of a three murdered Friday evening Body of a slain man found Read More
Update: Both homes sold within a week. One that I know of sold for $105,000 over its listing price. The Seattle home market is raging out of control. I went away for three days this past weekend and returned to find a second home for sale across the street from my house, but this one had Read More