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Erica Browne Grivas

Erica is a longtime journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines nationwide. A contributor to the Seattle Times, she writes a gardening column for the Queen Anne and Magnolia News. Living in Green Lake since 2009, she wrote for Seattle Greenlaker for several years before becoming editor in 2021.

A New Tangletown: Businesses Sprouting

As a burgeoning spring landscape explodes with new life, the winter months have transformed the small business district of Tangletown. Beginning with Restaurant Christine’s fall opening, a cascade of change has hit the area, bringing a host of exciting offerings to the area. Tangletown’s first book store You never have enough books – or bookstores, […]

Freeway Estates Plant Sale Supports Food Banks

Tucked in next to I-5 between NE 58th- 60th Streets grows a remarkable, little-known community garden. The official name is Northeast 60th St. Park, but members call it “Freeway Estates Community Orchard (FECO).” In 2010, a group of neighbors worked to transform 12,000 SF of highway right-of-way from scrub growth and trash into a productive, […]

Seeking New Voices for Greenlaker

We are looking for local writers to add their voices to Seattle Greenlaker. Are you passionate about the scene in food, fitness, real estate, or exploring local history? We’ll walk you through the posting process – it’s easy! Photographers, if you have some iconic shots to share, get in touch. Drop us a note at […]

Green Lake Outer Loop Plan Finalized

Following input from a November survey, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced its plan to complete a biking/walking loop on the outer path circling Green Lake this week. Construction could begin as early as summer. The plan, comprising parts of Aurora Ave. N and Greenlake Way N., maintains road access within the southern edge of […]

Seattle’s Flower Show Returns

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show went dark after 2020 – in fact, it was the last big public event Seattle hosted before the pandemic lockdown in March. Color-lovers and gardeners will be thrilled to hear it’s back this year, with all the display gardens, shopping, and seminars that have made it one of the […]

A Complete Bike Loop for Green Lake?

You may have yearned for a less crowded way to circle Green Lake – especially if you are a cyclist. Since the city took bikes out of the inner path to allow social distancing at the start of the pandemic, cyclists had to patchwork their way around the lake. Now is your chance to make […]

Are you Halloween-Ready? Find Trick-or-Treat Spots or Add Yours on this Map

Wondering where to bring the kids this Sunday? Or want to let folks know to visit your place? This crowdsourced map shows all of Seattle, and breaks down variables from whether treats are in bags, if a COVID-distancing candy chute is involved, and whether the chocolate bars are giant-sized. Let’s see some more Green Lake […]

Green Lake Community Center Landmark Virtual Vote Oct. 6

The 1928 building has the chance to become a landmark before it undergoes renovation. See below for details. From a press release: Seattleā€™s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Green Lake Community Center at 7201-7359 E. Green Lake Drive N. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting […]

Restaurant Christine Opens in Tangletown

Tangletown’s small but mighty Restaurant Row has a new player. Billed as “PNW comfort food,” Restaurant Christine just opened in the space recently left by the Himalayan Sherpa House at 2227 N 56 St. The website’s sample fall lunch menu includes meat and vegetarian options, like a burger with gouda and truffle aioli, harvest risotto […]

Two-Way Traffic and Bike Lane Open on W Green Lake Way Now

Beating its expected deadline of Oct. 1, the Seattle Department of Transportation has completed and re-opened W Green Lake Way, with a new protected bike/walk lane, a slower speed limit, and better road signage. Remembering it was open, I tried it today driving back from Ballard on 65th and found it a seamless transition. The […]

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