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Thursday, January 17, 2008

12th Avenue Now Has Banners Confirming the Existence of 12th Avenue

posted by on January 17 at 17:04 PM


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cept it suggests a neighborhood cohesion which isn't there...they start at madison which is still cap hill-ish and end around yesler which is straight up CD.

Posted by Jiberish | January 17, 2008 5:16 PM

Well now, obviously, you need signs throughout the city directing people to 12th Avenue, so they know where it is.

Posted by K | January 17, 2008 5:21 PM

They left out Bitch and Flirt and Snooze.

Posted by unPC | January 17, 2008 5:32 PM

@1 It's called Squire Park.

I recommend you go to a community council meeting organized by Bill Zosel and see what the latest info it. Very cool info.

Posted by squire park | January 17, 2008 5:35 PM

Except that is an old link and the website is in serious need of some help. sorry.

Posted by squire park | January 17, 2008 5:36 PM


Posted by Andrew | January 17, 2008 5:48 PM

And yet, somehow, they still have no real power at City Hall, or the County and State legislatures, while the other neighborhoods do ...

(just saying)

pretty banners are nice, tho.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2008 5:54 PM

This is right up there with "West Edge".

Posted by hehe | January 17, 2008 6:28 PM

That looks like the banner to a pre-school.

12th was very cool. Those banners are truly awful and make it look like some sort of corporate theme park. Dumb.

If one must have banners, how about just 12th Avenue and a nice design and no slogan.

Posted by me | January 17, 2008 6:52 PM

this reminds me of a banner campaign that went up in buffalo when i lived there. all along elmwood avenue, the banners read "forever elmwood." street-themed banners are always funny.

Posted by kim | January 17, 2008 6:52 PM

More like 'walk, walk, walk, walk some more because there are no places to stop and hang out at.'

Posted by Gomez | January 17, 2008 6:57 PM


What the fuck? All that's missing are "finger paint" and "nap".

Posted by Litsa | January 17, 2008 7:16 PM

What about: "Eat meals that are not as good as you hoped they'd be. Buy an expensive condo right before a bust. See cop cars parked behind razor wire. Check out a movie with the screen that's up too high."

Posted by postergirl | January 17, 2008 7:31 PM

I think Reuters had an article that 12th Ave was the hottest street in the World or maybe it was the Universe:

Posted by Gay Seattle | January 17, 2008 7:34 PM

12th Ave
For a NIght
For a Week
For a Lifetime

Posted by hehe | January 17, 2008 7:47 PM

It is a mesmerizing banner. Highly effective.

Posted by homage to me | January 17, 2008 8:34 PM

Hypnotoad would be more effective.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 17, 2008 11:17 PM

I was really hoping someone would come up with something more creative than that

at least it's accurate and non-offensive, unlike west edge or chenora.

Posted by josh | January 18, 2008 12:08 AM

Yeah, but Nappy's right, Hypnotoad would have been even better.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 18, 2008 12:42 AM

Wedgewood has banners up along 35th Ave NE and we all know how "vibrant" that strip is.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | January 18, 2008 7:35 AM

This ought to reassure the middle aged Bellevue-ians clogging the sidewalks on a Friday or Saturday night, that they are in the right place and give them an indication of the activities they should pursue. How helpful!

Posted by michael strangeways | January 18, 2008 9:18 AM


Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 18, 2008 9:44 AM

Theologians and scientists have long debated the existence of 12th Avenue. Now they can stop.

Posted by J.R. | January 18, 2008 10:15 AM

Squire Park, you can call a turd by any other name but it's turd, err, I mean the CD.

Posted by turdville | January 18, 2008 10:20 AM

Well, it was Squire Park long before "the CD" was in existence, so I'd have to dispute that assertion @24 (disclosure: I too live in SP).

And speaking of Hypnotoad - ALL HAIL HYPNOTOAD! - I wonder how many people actually watch the entire 22 minute ep on the "Futurama" DVD?

And apparently Gomez hasn't been on 12th for a while, or he'd know there are now LOTS of places to "hang out" from Cafe Presse & Stumptown at the North end, all the way down to Saba at the South end.

Posted by COMTE | January 18, 2008 11:17 AM


Uh yes, there are 3 schools within 3 blocks of each other: Seattle University, Seattle Academy and The Photographic Center Northwest. And there's a daycare if you are still interested in fingerpaints and napping.

And it was called Squire Park WAY back. I don't remember seeing any of you at the community council meetings when the banners were being discussed and decided upon... back in 2003/4.

Posted by Diana | January 18, 2008 11:29 AM

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