The Seattle Department of Transportation is constructing streetcar tracks on South Jackson Street in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District for the First Hill Streetcar project. Crews partially will close one intersections a week on South Jackson Street between the Second Avenue Extension and Fifth Avenue South through mid-November. South Jackson Street will remain open […]
The City of Seattle declared July 11 “Raymond G. Chinn Day,” in memory of Ray Chinn, the man who helped preserve the International District and who passed away July 22, 2012 at the age of 87. July 11 would have been his 88th birthday.
Bryan Ohno Gallery is opening its NEW Seattle International District art gallery on Thursday, June 6. The gallery, located at 521 S. Main Street, will feature contemporary art that blurs the line between art and science, challenges art traditions, and embraces cultural intersections. The first artist to be featured in the gallery will be Adrianne […]
In early 2012, the U.S. Postal Service announced dramatic cutbacks that included the proposed closure of the Chinatown-International District Station and distribution center. Responding to community concerns, representatives from the Chinatown-ID BIA, SCIDpda, the Mayor’s Office, Seattle Parks & Recreation, and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development have been working to track this issue and advocate […]
Construction of the First Hill Streetcar is well underway in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. The new streetcar will be operational by the spring of 2014 and will enable travel between Pioneer Square, the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace, First Hill, and Capitol Hill. The new line will connect with First Hill medical centers, Seattle […]
Seattle-area artist Eunice Kim represented the United States in the International Print Triennial – Krakow 2012, held at the Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, Poland. The exhibit was on view from Sept. 15 through Oct. 31.
By Jean Godden For Northwest Asian Weekly There are books of mine that, when I page through them, I can’t help remembering where I acquired them. And, if the book is a fine Northwest classic, perhaps signed by the author, I will remember with pleasure that I bought it from David Ishii, the legendary bookseller […]
For Northwest Asian Weekly Ron Chew, executive director of the International Community Health Services Foundation, said his recently completed book on Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two young cannery union officials murdered in 1981, is the most difficult piece of writing he’s ever done. “It took me 30 years to arrive in an emotional space […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Bouncing between continents, and cultures, could leave a young
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn opened the new King Street Station’s Jackson Plaza to the public on June 24, helping to connect transit to neighborhoods with an environmentally sustainable plaza.