On March 20, members of the National Association for Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) spent approximately two hours picking up litter along King St. and Jackson St., between 5th Ave. and 12th Ave. This is part of the City of Seattle’s Adopt-a-Street program. There has been more trash under the I-5 overpass due to the homeless […]
Chinatown power outage affects businesses
A power outage hit Chinatown International District on its busy hours last Sunday lunch from noon to after 6 p.m. Several blocks were affected including S. King St., Jackson St., Weller, Maynard Ave. S., and 12th Ave. S. At least 50 businesses were closed during the outage; some opened later when power resumed. Businesses closed […]
Demolition, but development — Hing Hay Park will expand
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Renovation is underway in the International District. The iconic Hing Hay Park, located on the corner of Maynard and King St. (423 Maynard Ave) will be getting a makeover. The existing park will be expanded and developed due to the demolition of the adjacent post office site, which was acquired […]
PICTORIAL: Chinatown transformed
There were street closures in Chinatown for the filming of the Amazon Television pilot “The Man in the High Castle” on Sept 30 and Oct 1. The series is based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel. The premise is an alternate reality in which the Nazis and Japan won World War II and then […]
BLOG: Lights, camera, action in Chinatown
By Assunta Ng Chinatown was transformed into World War II scenes in Chinatown recently. On the 600 block of S. King St., you would find Chinese dressing in Japanese kimonos, street closed down, Massive Monkees studio turned into the filming sight, Canton Alley filled with drama. What’s going on? You wondered.
Korean American photos requested
The Korean American Historical Society is seeking photographs for exhibits and publication in a book about the Korean community. Photos are needed by June 30. Photos of memorable occasions and everyday situations between 1900 and 2000 are being sought. Submissions should include the date and location of the photo, and the identity of subjects when […]
BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?
By John Liu Every Wednesday, I walked into Chinatown’s Green Village restaurant, not knowing that April 9 would be the last time I could pick up food from Wendy Lu, the owner. Green Village closed on April 10.
Lam’s Seafood owner featured in national Chase advertising campaign
Yen Lam, owner of Lam’s Seafood at 1221 S. King St., will be featured in a national advertising campaign by Chase bank that features local entrepreneurs. The Mission Main Street campaign features nine business owners from all over the country and the advertising includes digital media, radio, business and trade print publications. “These entrepreneurs represent […]
Blog: Some folks might visit the ID for the first time this weekend — for the Dragon Fest. May I quiz you for fun?
Questions 1. Can you have a good meal for $2 in the ID? 2. How many free newspapers can you pick up in the ID? 3. Ladies, can you make yourself beautiful in the ID? 4. Besides grocery stores and restaurants, where else can you find healthy food products? 5. Is the ID the magic […]
Lunar New Year Celebration, year of the Tiger 2010 in Seattle’s Chinatown International District
What: Lunar New Year Celebration, year of the Tiger 2010 in Seattle’s Chinatown International District When: February 13, 2010 Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Schedule: Noon — Opening Ceremony Lion Dance at Chinatown Gate on S. King St. 1:30-2 p.m. — Children’s Costume Parade Where: Hing Hay Park | 411 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle More info: […]