12 hours ago

Poetic Wallingford

April is National Poetry Month, so in honor of such, I took a pedal around to the three spots where you can consistently find public poetry in our neighborhood. The Poetry Bench at Eastern Ave N at N 40th St had a piece by Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1859) out: Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben […]

    Poetic Wallingford | Wallyhood
    April is National Poetry Month, so in honor of such, I took a pedal around to the three spots where you can consistently find public poetry in our neighborhood. The Poetry Bench at Eastern Ave N at N 40th St had a piece by Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859) out: Abou Ben Adhem Abou Ben ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

43 hours ago

3 days ago

4:20 Party on 4/20

This Friday is 4/20, and thus a stoner holiday. Wikipedia explains the origin of this odd toking tradition: In 1971, Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich, five high school students in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school”, used […]

    4:20 Party on 4/20 | Wallyhood
    This Friday is 4/20, and thus a stoner holiday. Wikipedia explains the origin of this odd toking tradition: In 1971, Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich, five high school students in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because "their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school", used ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

Free home retrofit class: Saturday April 21, from 11:30-1:30

Free home retrofit class: Saturday April 21, from 11:30-1:30

    Free home retrofit class: Saturday April 21, from 11:30-1:30 - Fremont Universe
    Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home's needs and how to use the City of Seattle's pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home.
    https://fremontuniverse.com

4 days ago

Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean Up of Northlake Way

Earth Day clean up is sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and City Fruit. We will be picking up trash, cutting tall weeds, digging weed roots and grass come rain or shine.  Wear long pants and work shoes and bring work gloves.  If you have tools please bring them but we will have extras to share. […]

    Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean Up of Northlake Way | Wallyhood
    Earth Day clean up is sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and City Fruit. We will be picking up trash, cutting tall weeds, digging weed roots and grass come rain or shine. Wear long pants and work shoes and bring work gloves. If you have tools please bring them but we will have extras to share.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

6 days ago

Drone Film Festival

Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this weekend? Want to walk there? Try the Drone Cinema Film Festival this Saturday, April 21st at the Good Shepherd Center: The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm. This year’s […]

    Drone Film Festival | Wallyhood
    Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this weekend? Want to walk there? Try the Drone Cinema Film Festival this Saturday, April 21st at the Good Shepherd Center: The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 15

Major police activity on 45th

Police activity has been ongoing in the area of 45th and Thackery since about 1am. The impacted area has covered multiple blocks. Buses and cars have been rerouted all evening. We will post more as we learn more.

    Major police activity on 45th | Wallyhood
    Police activity has been ongoing in the area of 45th and Thackery since about 1am. The impacted area has covered multiple blocks. Buses and cars have been rerouted all evening. We will post more as we learn more.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 15

  • Construction permit

    Construct alterations to finish basement in an existing duplex subject to field inspection (STFI)

    1219 N. Allen Pl. Issued April 13, 2018 Comment

Apr 14

Save the Date: the Return of Wallingford Walks

As the new librarian for the Wallingford Library, I’ve been talking with folks and trying to get a sense of what sort of programming would work with our small library and amazing neighborhood. I decided to develop a series of educational programs that go outside the library, lead by people from the community, showcasing both […]

    Save the Date: the Return of Wallingford Walks | Wallyhood
    As the new librarian for the Wallingford Library, I've been talking with folks and trying to get a sense of what sort of programming would work with our small library and amazing neighborhood. I decided to develop a series of educational programs that go outside the library, lead by people from the community, showcasing both ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 12

Know Where to Go: Interactive Toilet Map Is Here

I’m sure we’ve all been there. You’re walking around the city. It could be Seattle; it could be someplace else. Suddenly, you need to go. But where? You look frantically for a public restroom sign, but there are none to be seen. In desperation, you slip into a nearby cafe, tiptoeing past the “Restrooms for […]

    Know Where to Go: Interactive Toilet Map Is Here | Wallyhood
    I'm sure we've all been there. You're walking around the city. It could be Seattle; it could be someplace else. Suddenly, you need to go. But where? You look frantically for a public restroom sign, but there are none to be seen. In desperation, you slip into a nearby cafe, tiptoeing past the "Restrooms for ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 10

Young BF Day Learners Thrive in Pre-K

In September of 2017, something new arrived at BFDay…a City of Seattle sponsored Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classroom, complete with three wonderful staff and 20 high energy 4- and 5-year-olds. Led by Ms. Alice, with Mrs. Monica and Mr. Alvin, these 20 amazing children have been rocking room 206 with energy, learning, and community. The Pre-K program welcomes […]

    Young BF Day Learners Thrive in Pre-K | Wallyhood
    In September of 2017, something new arrived at BFDay...a City of Seattle sponsored Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classroom, complete with three wonderful staff and 20 high energy 4- and 5-year-olds. Led by Ms. Alice, with Mrs. Monica and Mr. Alvin, these 20 amazing children have been rocking room 206 with energy, learning, and community.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 07

Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday Morning

Wallyhood reader Stacey writes: I’m with Cascade Bicycle Club and event assistant for the 3rd annual Emerald City Ride which will take place on Sunday, April 8th. I wanted to reach out to make sure the neighborhood is in the know to ensure a safe and welcoming event. We are expecting between 8,000 – 10,000 […]

    Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday Morning | Wallyhood
    Wallyhood reader Stacey writes: I'm with Cascade Bicycle Club and event assistant for the 3rd annual Emerald City Ride which will take place on Sunday, April 8th. I wanted to reach out to make sure the neighborhood is in the know to ensure a safe and welcoming event.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 05

SDOT Takes Input on New RPZ Plans

Last Wednesday, SDOT held a public hearing at the Hamilton International School to solicit comment on proposed changes to the Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) in our neighborhood. A review of the RPZs by SDOT had been solicited by neighbors impacted by an influx of drivers seeking all-day parking during weekday business hours. The meeting, attended […]

    SDOT Takes Input on New RPZ Plans | Wallyhood
    Last Wednesday, SDOT held a public hearing at the Hamilton International School to solicit comment on proposed changes to the Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs) in our neighborhood. A review of the RPZs by SDOT had been solicited by neighbors impacted by an influx of drivers seeking all-day parking during weekday business hours.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 04

Apr 04

Seattle City Council passes parking/zoning regulations that will increase residential areas considered near ‘frequent transit’ thus not requiring any new development parking

Seattle City Council passes parking/zoning regulations that will increase residential areas considered near ‘frequent transit’ thus not requiring any new development parking

    Seattle City Council passes parking/zoning regulations that will increase residential areas considered near 'frequent transit' thus not requiring any new development parking - Fremont Universe
    From Doree at our sister site phinneywood.com Late (yesterday) afternoon the Seattle City Council passed zoning/parking regulations that will, along other things, increase the residential areas considered to be near "frequent transit" service, which does not require housing developers to provide any parking. Councilmember Lisa Herbold introduced an amendment to try to mitigate the impacts ...
    https://fremontuniverse.com

Apr 03

Nominate your teacher for Teacher of the Year!

Nominate your teacher for Teacher of the Year!

    Nominate your teacher for Teacher of the Year! - Fremont Universe
    It's that time of year again! Time to honor Washington state's best and brightest heroes (educators) in the classroom! Ivar's and Kidd Valley Restaurants are calling on all kindergarten through eighth grade students to nominate their favorite, deserving teacher for a chance to take home the 2018 Teacher of the Year honors.
    https://fremontuniverse.com

Apr 03

Fremont Dance presents: Refractions, a spring concert

[Editor’s note: With this article, Wallyhood is pleased to welcome Aakanksha Agarwal, a self-described “food and lifestyle writer” to our writing staff. Aakanksha is a recent arrival to Seattle, and we are happy she has chosen to make our neighborhood her home. Look to see more from her in the near future.] “If you can […]

    Fremont Dance presents: Refractions, a spring concert | Wallyhood
    Editor's note: With this article, Wallyhood is pleased to welcome Aakanksha Agarwal, a self-described "food and lifestyle writer" to our writing staff. Aakanksha is a recent arrival to Seattle, and we are happy she has chosen to make our neighborhood her home. Look to see more from her in the near future.]
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 02

Wallingford RPZ Proposal Moves Forward With Two New Zones

...permit holders are exempt from the time limits. Blockfaces located on the commercial corridors of N 45th St and Stone Way N as well as some side streets have general time limits as opposed to the RPZ...

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Wallingford currently has two RPZs; one primarily east of Stone Way N stretching from lower Wallingford to just north of N 45th St (Zone 22) and another centered on Bagley Ave N and N 45th St (Zone 5). Functionally, these two RPZs work differently:

    Wallingford RPZ Proposal Moves Forward With Two New Zones " The Urbanist
    In Wallingford, several restricted parking zones (RPZs) are already in force. For the better part of a year, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been evaluating possible changes to how the RPZs will function in the future.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Apr 02

Say “Hola!” to New Ethan Stowell Restaurant Coming to Stone Way

Lovers of the Ethan Stowell restaurant empire will welcome a new eatery opening some time this spring on Stone Way. While I would love to say that we got the scoop on this first, the Seattle Met got the jump on us, and they have the story here. The new Stowell place, called Super Bueno, […]

    Say "Hola!" to New Ethan Stowell Restaurant Coming to Stone Way | Wallyhood
    Lovers of the Ethan Stowell restaurant empire will welcome a new eatery opening some time this spring on Stone Way. While I would love to say that we got the scoop on this first, the Seattle Met got the jump on us, and they have the story here.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Apr 02

Mar 31

Mysterious Street Markings: Verizon 5G?

Back in February, I wrote about strange street markings that had appeared just north and south of 40th St., but I couldn’t find out what they were about. When I queried SDOT, they replied that it was definitely part of a City Light project, but when I asked City Light about it, I got no […]

    Mysterious Street Markings: Verizon 5G? | Wallyhood
    Back in February, I wrote about strange street markings that had appeared just north and south of 40th St., but I couldn't find out what they were about. When I queried SDOT, they replied that it was definitely part of a City Light project, but when I asked City Light about it, I got no ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 30

Councilmember Herbold on Coming Changes to Off-Street Parking

The letter below, from City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, was sent to me here at Wallyhood unsolicited. Although Herbold represents District 1 which includes West Seattle and southwest Seattle, the issue she addresses here — the amount of parking required for new housing developments — has been hotly debated in the comments and forums here and […]

    Councilmember Herbold on Coming Changes to Off-Street Parking | Wallyhood
    The letter below, from City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, was sent to me here at Wallyhood unsolicited. Although Herbold represents District 1 which includes West Seattle and southwest Seattle, the issue she addresses here - the amount of parking required for new housing developments - has been hotly debated in the comments and forums here and ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 29

Mar 28

Wine Bar World

I stopped in Wine World & Spirits in its new location over on Fremont Ave last week, hoping to pick up an interesting spirit, QFC and Trader Joe’s selection being exactly what you’d expect from a grocery store. Unfortunately, the “& Spirits” part of the name is still aspirational: their license only allows them to sell […]

    Wine Bar World | Wallyhood
    I stopped in Wine World & Spirits in its new location over on Fremont Ave last week, hoping to pick up an interesting spirit, QFC and Trader Joe's selection being exactly what you'd expect from a grocery store. Unfortunately, the "& Spirits" part of the name is still aspirational: their license only allows them to sell ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 28

Mar 26

Recycle The Unrecyclable

There’s this whole set of stuff that I can’t get rid of. It’s not sentimental, it’s garbage, but garbage that doesn’t fit in my can AND that our otherwise excellent curbside recycling program doesn’t take. This Saturday, we have an opportunity to purge it. The City of Seattle is holding a special recycling and reuse […]

    Recycle The Unrecyclable | Wallyhood
    There's this whole set of stuff that I can't get rid of. It's not sentimental, it's garbage, but garbage that doesn't fit in my can AND that our otherwise excellent curbside recycling program doesn't take. This Saturday, we have an opportunity to purge it. The City of Seattle is holding a special recycling and reuse ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 26

Seattle Animal Shelter conducting emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches

Seattle Animal Shelter conducting emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches

    Seattle Animal Shelter conducting emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches - Fremont Universe
    It's spring in Seattle, which means blossoming and hatching all around us. This is a particularly important time to ensure that immature wildlife have their best opportunity to flourish in the Northwest. To help protect the young wildlife, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be conducting emphasis patrols on all saltwater beaches in the city.
    https://fremontuniverse.com

Mar 24

Bike Lanes Coming to 40th St

Neighbors living near 40th St. recently received a notice from SDOT advising them of details of the paving project to begin in 2019. I made mention of this project in an article I wrote back in May that was focused on more near-term changes to the intersection near Irwin’s. What I may not have noticed […]

    Bike Lanes Coming to 40th St | Wallyhood
    Neighbors living near 40th St. recently received a notice from SDOT advising them of details of the paving project to begin in 2019. I made mention of this project in an article I wrote back in May that was focused on more near-term changes to the intersection near Irwin's.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 24

Mar 23

Seattle rent comparison: What $1,450 rents you right now

In Wallingford just off Stone and 45th, this little studio—373 square feet—with hardwood floors is renting for $1,450 per month. An odd shape creates a natural sleeping nook, and the place includes a full kitchen. The building has a shared roof deck, and pets are welcome.

    Seattle rent comparison: What $1,450 rents you right now
    Welcome to Curbed Comparisons , where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in the Seattle area. We found six listings within $100 of today's price: $1,450. In the lower Queen Anne/Uptown area, this ground-floor studio with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and 400 square feet of space is going for $1,425 per month.
    https://seattle.curbed.com

Mar 23

The Return of Mr. Big Hands

Michael from City Cellars writes: Check your archives for a story about Mr. Big Hands about ten years ago (maybe not that long).  Well he is back.  He will steal something and try to return it for a cash.  He tried his scam today at City Cellars without success.  We knew who he was right […]

    The Return of Mr. Big Hands | Wallyhood
    Michael from City Cellars writes: Check your archives for a story about Mr. Big Hands about ten years ago (maybe not that long). Well he is back. He will steal something and try to return it for a cash. He tried his scam today at City Cellars without success.
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 23

Mar 22

This Small Wallingford Apartment Building Is Fine-Grained Urbanism at Its Finest

Apartments proposed for 4612 Wallingford. (Cone Architecture)

...only three stories tall, this building provides significant density, and it upgrades the intersection of Stone Way N and N 47th St from a parking-dominated void to lively urban storefronts along a continuous sidewalk. Wallingford could...

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asdf on A Closer Look at Plans to Add Safety Improvements in Green Lake & Wallingford

    This Small Wallingford Apartment Building Is Fine-Grained Urbanism at Its Finest " The Urbanist
    Alchemy's proposal for 40 small efficiency apartments in Wallingford could get the green light at its Design Review Recommendation meeting on Monday. As tenants feel the pinch of rapidly climbing rents, we need more projects like this one to provide more housing choices, especially targeted at moderate-income folks.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Mar 21

Reminder: Come Learn About the Cultural Value of Historic Neighborhoods

Editor note: This a repost of the earlier announcement to remind everyone of the upcoming event. Greetings Reminding  you that Tom’s talk is just a few days away. We hope to see you , Friday, March 23rd at 7pm Coffee and get acquainted starts at 6pm Seattle First Church of the Nazarene 4401 2nd Ave NE Seattle, […]

    Reminder: Come Learn About the Cultural Value of Historic Neighborhoods | Wallyhood
    Editor note: This a repost of the earlier announcement to remind everyone of the upcoming event. Greetings Reminding you that Tom's talk is just a few days away. We hope to see you , Friday, March 23rd at 7pm Coffee and get acquainted starts at 6pm Seattle First Church of the Nazarene 4401 2nd Ave NE Seattle, ...
    https://www.wallyhood.org

Mar 20

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