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More protected bike lanes needed in downtown by 2020, Seattle City Council says

But new bike lanes on lower Pike and Pine streets cost less than $500,000 total, for about a half-mile.

    More protected bike lanes needed in downtown by 2020, Seattle City Council says
    The Seattle City Council proposed firm deadlines to build a long-planned network of protected bike lanes through downtown. The city's transportation department said meeting those deadlines could be tough. Share story A majority of the Seattle City Council wants a full network of protected bike lanes through downtown by the end of next year.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Seattle Chamber Music Society debuts an ear-boggling piece by a ‘Dark Knight’ composer

...Howard, Monday evening; festival continues through July 28 at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $52 ($16 students and 30 and under; $30 rush tickets); 206-283-8808, seattlechambermusic...

    Seattle Chamber Music Society debuts an ear-boggling piece by a 'Dark Knight' composer
    Seattle Chamber Music Society commissioned a new work by prominent film composer James Newton Howard - and it's a winner. Share story Every summer, a brand-new piece of chamber music comes to life through the efforts (and the wallets) of the Seattle Chamber Music Society's Commissioning Club.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

38 hours ago

Seattle’s classic street skateboarding spots

...7-11 on First Avenue if you need snacks, or head north a block to First and University to grab a Rainier at the Diller Room, a haven for downtown’s industry folk...

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...since the early ’90s. In the glory days of Westlake, Pine Street was closed between Fourth and Fifth, making it even more conducive to skateboarding. The perfect marble ledge that juts out from...

    Seattle's classic street skateboarding spots
    All things urban recreation, from reinventing the sidewalk to innovations in children's playground design. As wonderful as skate parks are, modern skateboarding was founded on a radical rethinking of urban architecture. Using parts of the built environment that were not meant to be played on as playthings is an incredibly freeing experience.
    https://seattle.curbed.com

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9 Essential Seattle Tea Shops

$$ Global 1910 Post Alley

$$ Global 85 Pike St

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$$ Global 2015 NW 85th St

$$ Global 4228 Stone Way N

$$ Global 202 Broadway E

$$ Global 416 Maynard Ave S

$$ Global, Sandwiches/Deli 5405 Ballard Ave NW

$$ Global 506 S King St

    9 Essential Seattle Tea Shops
    Calling all Seattle caffeine lovers who just can't seem to find their rhythm with espresso. And yes, such a person exists. If your quest for a morning loose-leaf brew has forced you to resort to generic grocery store tea bags with much dismay, we're here to lead you through a variety of local tea shops and spice-stocked shelves to prove you can steep otherwise.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

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Jul 11

Where to Toast to Freedom This Bastille Day

$$ French 1600 Post Alley

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$$$ French 5307 Ballard Ave NW

$$ French 2800 E Madison St

    Where to Toast to Freedom This Bastille Day
    Downtown Seattle's RN74 is offering up a rare opportunity: Gorge yourself on French treats for a good cause! The restaurant's holding a raffle for and donating half of the proceeds to FareStart ( their seventh annual Bastille Day celebration which, ahem, gets a new CEO this year).
    https://www.seattlemet.com

Jul 11

Hollywood composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere at Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival

...Festival. 8 p.m. Monday, July 16; Ilsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $52 ($16 students and 30 and under; $30 rush tickets); 206-283-8808, seattlechambermusic...

    Hollywood composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere at Seattle Chamber Music Society's Summer Festival
    Known for his scores to such films as "The Hunger Games" and "Pretty Woman," the prolific film composer has written a new work for the Seattle Chamber Music Society's ongoing 2018 Summer Festival. Share story It would be hard to underestimate how pervasively film composers shape the general public's image of what classical music "sounds like."
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Capitol Hill Community Post | David Schomer’s Urban Cycling

...late. It’s a nearly perfect bike trap. And, it happens all the time descending Pike and Pine. Go very slowly around the donkeys if they are stacked up...

    Capitol Hill Community Post | David Schomer's Urban Cycling
    Nothing beats a bicycle for urban transportation. A bike is fast and small, never boxed in, and you park it right in front of wherever it is you were going. You smell the air and feel the weather, lungs and legs pumping. It is blissfully quiet and ultra-cheap to own and operate.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jul 05

Price gouging at the ‘Western Avenue combine’ led to the opening of Pike Place Market

...stone was decreed too soft for the construction of Seattle’s main post office at Third Avenue and Union Street — Colman purchased the lot for pennies on the dollar. Many locals will best remember it...

    Price gouging at the 'Western Avenue combine' led to the opening of Pike Place Market
    The market opened in 1907, a year or two after this 'Then' photo was taken, in an area to the south, where middlemen operated. They were known as 'sharks' by farmers and grocers. Share story THE VIEW HERE is looking east on Marion Street, across Western Avenue, and we estimate the Webster and Stevens Studio photographer snapped our "Then" photo in 1905 or 1906.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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