Neighborhood Roundup: Breaking the Espresso Rut

Creating the list of active neighborhood blogs was only the first step in my grand vision… (or is it Greg that has the grand neighborhood vision?) Okay… Maybe there is no grand plan, but I thought it would be fun to give a roundup of recent neighborhood posts…

The West Seattle Blog has turned to Cafe Rozella to break out of an espresso rut and is “really impressed”.

Dave at the Learning from Lake City expanded my skatepark world view considerably… Skatedots? Skatepots? Districts? Regionals? Who knew?

Georgetown Stew highlights a scam where people are not only taking advantage of day laborers, but it gets worse

Not only are some folks in South Park being stiffed out of their wages, the employer(s) are apparently asking the workers for their home address, with the promise that a paycheck will arrive in the mail. And then the surprise arrives. Not a check, but officers from Immigration & Naturalization show up.

Beach Drive gives us a beautiful photo of a brave soul on the Sound…

Linked a day too soon to the Outer Limits blogEricka announced that she was moving on (thanks to a job!) and looking for a replacement…

The Miller Park Neighborhood Association blog is looking to get people out at an upcoming (March 28th) Sound Transit meeting to show support for lightrail on the eastside

The Kirkland Weblog highlighted a great new photo blog out of Kirkland… The idea (as I understand it) is that the author of Kirkland 52 is planning to post photos of Kirkland once a week over the next year.

The Capitol Hill Seattle blog indulges their love of maps with an interesting map of voter patterns on the Viaduct Replacement. (PI Article)

The Belltown Bent highlights an award given by a Harvard Group to Weiss/Manfredi Architects for their work on the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Ballard Avenue wallows a bit in the transportation history of Ballard… I think the photo makes the post.

18 thoughts on “Neighborhood Roundup: Breaking the Espresso Rut

  1. Cool idea for a semi-regular post. Thanks for the link. Now, hopefully, we’ll have something interesting for you to point at next time.

  2. I’m so glad you like the idea…

    Going back to the Uptown days, you’ve been writing a neighborhood blog longer (and better!) than anyone else in Seattle, so your vote of confidence in the idea means a lot!


  3. Dustin, you rock!

    Thanks for the add for my Capitol Hill site.

    I also have a site that features all the Seattle neighborhoods, It’s updated daily, but in a little different format than a standard blog, as most updates are on the calendar and arts events pages…..

    Rather than a daily “Feedblitz”-type of subscription, I have a monthly newsletter that readers can sign up for that goes out the first Wednesday of the month.

    I’m still exploring how to make this site useful and relevant while still having time to work. Though since cutting my hours down to just half-days, I do have more free time. (Half-days being 9:00am to 9:00pm, of course!)

  4. Marlow,

    Do you really think you needed one more thing to do every day? 🙂 I don’t think enough people realize the amount of work you put into creating an online community in Seattle…

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  6. Hi Rhonda and Dustin,

    I have been working on setting up a Seattle neighborhood (s) blog and the Active Rain one is the advance test of it. So I hope to let you all know about it very soon.

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