By Douglas Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly While not committing to the Asian American community’s request to rename the International Children’s Park at Seventh Avenue South and South Lane Street after the late Donnie Chin, Seattle’s Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesus Aguirre offered several ways his department could memorialize and honor Chin’s legacy. The Parks […]
The Seattle Department of Transportation will be converting the one block segment of Eighth Avenue South between South Lane and South Dearborn streets from its current two-way configuration to one-way southbound over the weekend of Nov. 8-9 (weather permitting). The traffic revision is necessary to accommodate the streetcar track on Eighth Avenue South that runs […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly You might notice that fall has changed the color of many green trees to dry, yellow brown. However, the Danny Woo Garden in Chinatown/International District remains in lush greens.
Amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown sits a quiet, unassuming park nestled behind trees on the corner of Seventh Avenue South and South Lane Street. A bronze dragon hovers over a giant yin-yang arrangement made of sand and grass. Rockery symbolizing the mountainous regions of the Philippines rests alongside a small slide and merry-go-round.
Editor’s note: This story was originally printed in Northwest Asian Weekly on Dec. 11, 1993. This article will reference the year of the dog, plug stores that now exist in our memories, and remind us that TV sets and stereos were hot items in the early 90s. We hope that our readers will get a kick from this holiday blast from the past.
May Xie was working in her herbal store on Jackson Street, Yuan Sheng Heng, when she was stunned by an immensely loud boom. She wondered if a woman cooking on the top floors of Jackson Apartments had accidentally set off some kind of gas explosion.