Sketched Sept. 16, 9:50 a.m. [Click sketch to view larger] To wrap up my week of curb cuisine sampling (see earlier posts here and here), a breakfast burrito at “el camión” seemed fitting, so Thursday morning I headed to its original location by the Bitter Lake Home Depot on Aurora Avenue North….More
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April, 27, 8:04 a.m. [Click on sketch to view larger] You may remember Richard Dyksterhuis. I sketched the retired school principal last year during a clean-up work party along Aurora Avenue. Dyksterhuis, 83, has been gathering community support and contacting city officials numerous times to call attention to the lack of sidewalks on his street…More
March 18, 11:16 a.m. [Click sketch to view larger] This empty storefront at 7615 Aurora Avenue N. will burst with new color this spring. A mural by local artists John Osgood CQ, Zach Bohnenkamp CQ and Kevin “Sensei23” Sullivan will hang in the six large windows, featuring the theme of waking up to a new Aurora…More
May 2, 11:13 a.m. [View larger] [Map] Some people complain about the poor urban planning around Aurora Avenue and its current state, some believe it’s beyond repair and some actually do something about it. Meet 82-year-old Richard Dyksterhuis, a former school principal turned activist. He is the force behind a group of neighbors who…More
Sketched April 21, 11:16 a.m. [View larger] When I prepared to move to Seattle three years ago and read “Aurora Avenue” on the map, I thought that must be a nice street. Aurora, which means dawn in Spanish, is a beautiful name. I was wrong. People actually advised…More