Here's What You Need to Know, Newcomer

Seattle Essentials to Store in Your Brain

Comments

1
Did the Seahawks Coug it? Not sure if that is the right use of the term Coug since I am not from Seattle.
2
The apartment mapper is only partially useful, because it appears to be just a Craigslist aggregator, and doesn't show any photos.
3
Seems like this should be directed at all the new Stranger staffers than anyone else.
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You guys, don't forget to mention the body of water immediately to the west of downtown is Elliot Bay. I only mention this because I actually met newcomers who had lived here a year and never heard of it. Which is weird but fine. One year, you get a pass.
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*Elliott Bay. I guess if I'm going to mention it, I should remember both 't's. HA.
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Every neighborhood has an online blog. The most effective is the West Seattle Blog (westseattleblog.com). And there are a couple of other blogs of note: seattlestar.net is for the intellectual set, southseattleemerald.com serves the denizens from Mt. Baker and Beacon Hill all the way through the Rainier Valley to Skyway.
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Every neighborhood has an online blog. The most effective is the West Seattle Blog (westseattleblog.com). And there are a couple of other blogs of note: seattlestar.net is for the intellectual set, southseattleemerald.com serves the denizens from Mt. Baker and Beacon Hill all the way through the Rainier Valley to Skyway.
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@3 good point, the influx of new stranger staffers are ruining the hill.
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Thank you "the hairy armpit" but you failed to address the Seattle Freeze and inept social skills of the natives. This is the only place where the Midwest and the South have been able to meet, congregate, and become friends. For now I'll let you be, shivering alone in your dark stank closet.
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You forgot to mention Ingersoll Gender Center in your "You need to be supported" section. It has only been providing support to the trans community for 40 years now.
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@1 You are using the term correctly.
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Atlanta's traffic is a hundred times worse than Seattle's! Ugh! I lived in Seattle for eleven years and can't wait to say adios to the Atlanta area. Atlanta has many, many problems but the biggest one for me is that their public transportation in a serious joke. Georgia state is ALL about roads, building new roads, beefing up existing roads, tearing up beautiful forests to slap more highways down, and none of it helps because there are too many people and too many vehicles on the roads. Our governor is a anti-public transportation a-hole. Can't have those Mexicans and them Darkies coming into our lily-white neighborhoods! I hate the South but I met my wife and have family here, so it hasn't been a completely unmitigated disaster...

However, when my Seattle friends bitch to me that a Metro bus was late and they arrived at work "TEN minutes late!", I have to laugh. How about being late for work by TWO HOURS or more, several times a month?! In the years I have lived in the Atlanta area, I have lost FOUR jobs because of the craptacular Atlanta bus/train service. That's a lot of jobs. So, Seattle, your public transportation is awesome and only going to get better. Atlanta? Ya'll are screwed and I can't wait until I move back to the BEST Coast! Two months, baby, I'm counting down the days!
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Another reason to choose T-Mobile: they offer significant discounts if you're an educator.
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Come on, dont blame newcomers for hate crimes. People drive in from Marysville, Enumclaw, and Tacoma all the time.
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DrummerGrrl, you're welcome to take my place. I'm out of here as soon as I can afford it, but this being Seattle, it may be a while :(