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  •  Obvious issues aside, Seattle is a HUGELY (0+ / 0-)

    successful city. I recently moved back east after 10 years there (living in N Seattle, like you, just a few blocks from McGinn's house and the remodeled Fred Meyers), and like any city it has its issues, e.g. the lack of proper mass transit (being addressed finally if still inadequately), lack of well-distributed diversity (still way too white & yuppie), rising crime (a whole bunch of shootings near where I lived my last year there). But on the whole it's a city that works, with relatively low crime, clean streets, lots of great parks, reasonably well-managed growth, economic growth in 21st century industries, fairly low stress, etc.

    I still check both papers' web sites out of nostalgia, as even the Times feels more "homey" than the NYT, and even post in the comments sometimes (I love messing with the resident wingnuts who are INSANE). One of the things I liked about Seattle was that it had a small town feel to it even though it was a large modern city. I never felt tiny the way I sometimes do in NYC, even when downtown. It's a city that's built on human dimensions.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 02:20:50 PM PDT

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