Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Marco Zangari

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The stop has no number written on the outside. It’s exposed. But on this day, this Saturday afternoon, the weather is fine. The sun breaks. Two picnic tables are outside, southwest facing. They hope the sun returns so that they can be social again, meet new people. The tables. When...
Article Note: The Urbanist is publishing a series of interviews with a selection of 2015 Seattle City Council Candidates. In June, we will release our endorsements. Alon Bassok is running as a candidate for Position 9, one of the two citywide council positions. He has lived in the city for...
Article Note: The Urbanist is publishing a series of interviews with a selection of 2015 Seattle City Council candidates. In June, we will release our endorsements. Michael Maddux billed himself as the absolute, right fit for District 4. As a single parent, a renter, and a member of the middle...
Article Note: The Urbanist is publishing a series of interviews with a selection of 2015 Seattle City Council candidates. In June, we will release our endorsements. Shannon Braddock vies to represent District 1 in this first year of Seattle City Council District elections. Braddock is the Chief of Staff for...
Metro stop 8250 is slightly north of Bookworm Exchange on Rainier Avenue South. Jim and his shop once lived in Columbia City. But he closed that one and moved all the books to a storage unit. The shop then went virtual. He re-opened in brick and mortar this past summer...
Metro stops 8080 and 8070 surround the northern and southern ends, respectively, of a lakeside bend of Rainier Avenue South. In the bend’s lee, does preside King Donuts Teriyaki Laundromat. Through a quirk of bio-evolutionary history, when the lake was lowered nine feet by the Corps of Engineers, for what...
The sign for Metro stop 8380 has a smudge on the second eight, which makes it look like a six. Because confirming the number is an eight rather than six takes what seems like way too long with a GPS-enabled phone, I cross the Mekong Supermarket’s lot and pass...
An iron compass, set into the concrete just outside Metro bus stop 8190, lets you know that you’ll never be lost, and that all directions are possible. I let it point me south-east a few feet to see Solomon Dubie and his good friend, Bisrat, at Rainier Mini Mart...