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Seattle Histories: A Brief History of Block 17 in Pioneer Square

by Beverly Aarons In The Before In the spring of 1785, earthy toned mudflats glistened in the moonlight during low tide in the place called Sdzidzilalitch (little crossing-over place)i. Pacific tree frogs sang their mating chorus (kreck-ek, kreck-ek) in the marshy forest which brimmed with fir, oak, cedar and other… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks new member for International Special Review District Board

Mayor Jenny Durkan invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The seven-member International Special Review District Board reviews facade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all properties within the… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

國際區特別審查區董事會宣布年度選舉候選人 Hội Đồng Phê Duyệt Đặc Biệt Khu Phố Tàu Chinatown International District (International Special Review District) thông báocác ứng cử viên cho cuộc bầu cử hằng năm Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health concerns, the 2021 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will… [ Keep reading ]

Support Your Neighbors in the CID!

支持您的邻里!支持您的鄰居! Hỗ Trợ Những Người Sống Quanh Qúy Vị! Community safety is one of the City of Seattle’s top priorities for the Chinatown International District (CID). In a year where we have witnessed a surge in violence targeting the Asian American community, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods would like to offer additional financial support to the organizations, community groups, and individuals who have stepped up… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund at Upcoming Workshops

Fund supports community-building projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting three virtual workshops for those interested in applying to their Neighborhood Matching Fund. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a strong application, and the review process. Neighborhood and community groups interested in the fund… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Pride: Queer-owned Bebop Waffle Shop

Bebop Waffle Shop is a queer and woman-owned café on the corner of California and Admiral in West Seattle. Corina Luckenbach opened the shop (originally called Admiral Bird Café) with her business partner, Heidi Herr, in 2014. Now in sole ownership of Luckenbach, and named after her beloved wiener dog, Bebop, the café has grown into a hub known for its exceptional breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and welcoming atmosphere for all neighbors, especially LGBTQ+ folks… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for a community conversation focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on Seattle’s African American Community

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Updated May 26, 2020 Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, in partnership with Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Northwest African American Museum, and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, invites you to join us for a virtual community conversation focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on Seattle’s African American… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us for a COVID-19 Community Webinar on March 20

You are invited to participate in this City of Seattle webinar series aimed at providing consistent and updated information about COVID-19 and its impact on your communities. COVID-19 Community WebinarMarch 20 | 2:30 – 4:00pm What you need to know about housing, groceries, and public utilities. Join via Skype: http://bit.ly/DONwebinar  Join… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Mayor’s Education Summit!

The Mayor’s Education Summit Community Conversation series took place all over the city to collect ideas from students, parents, and advocates about how the City of Seattle can help improve educational opportunities for all children and youth in Seattle. The last Community Conversation is at the end of April. And… [ Keep reading ]

DON Office Closed, Friday April 1

Our office will be closed on Friday, April 1 for an all-day staff meeting. We will be back open on Monday, April 4 to help serve you.