Some of the facts in the article that I found interesting:
[photopress:bim.jpg,thumb,alignleft]Hole in the wall burrito Joints: Seattle’s Bimbos Bitchin’ Burrito Kitchen – Vancouver’s Budgies Burritos (location and phone number in Vancouver Mag’s Article)
Mayor’s “GREEN” Record - Seattle’s Nickels nationally recognized for taking Seattle “green” and adopting the Kyoto protocol while Vancouver’s Sam Sullivan “wants his new ecodensity intitiative to be nationally recognized”.
Seattle invented the term: “Skid Road” - Vancouver invented the word “Skid Row” (Actually I had heard San Francisco invented the term “Skid Row” – My partner says Seattle invented “Skid Row” – Google says My partner is correct, but I’d let Vancouver have that one.)
Date downtown burned to the ground: Seattle 6/6/1889 – Vancouver 6/13/1886
I’m wondering how many large cities burned to the ground? I don’t think Philadelphia ever did, because The Betsy Ross House is still standing (note to Bubble People – Betsy Ross was “a renter” in case you are compiling a list of “famous renters throughout history ) and so is Independence Hall as well as The World’s First Penitentiary attributed to Benjamin Franlin’s idea. For anyone interested in REALLY OLD buildings, this virtual tour of Historic Philadelphia is very cool.
Voter turnout last civic election: Seattle – 30% Vancouver – 32.4%
Median age: Seattle – 30 Vancouver – 38 (average age here in Kirkland is 30-something too. Where do the older people live?)
Seattle is the “fittest” City in the U.S. – Vancouver is the “fittest City in Canada (based on the percentage of the population considered to be overweight) I’m sure there is some City in CA that is going to dispute that one.
Trevor Boddy, Vancouver Magazine’s author of the article titled “The New Seattle” (from which the above photo was derived “
36 Hours in Seattle: Where to eat, drink, shop and sightsee.
Bed Check: Reviews of three very different Seattle hotels.
Culture Crawl: Our ranking of Seattle’s independent coffeehouses, and listings of the best local books and music acts.
The New Seattle: What Vancouver can learn from its Pacific sister.
A Tale of Two Cities: Which city’s wealthier? Safer? Healthier? Seattle and Vancouver by the numbers.