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Joseph Chen

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Best place to see Fall colors?

Where is the best place in Seattle to see leaves turn into their gorgeous Fall colors? I'm looking to take some good Fall color photos.

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Gated community

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I personally don't like the idea. Our neighborhood doesn't seem large enough to justify it. I also am not sure what you mean by new crack houses across the street.I feel like with all these new developments springing up everywhere, the area is only going to get more family-friendly. It's true it'll draw much more traffic, which is why we need a traffic light on Log Cabin and Boulevard and possibly even Cain and North St. But I don't see how having traffic and having gates are related. I'd say otherwise if our neighborhood was a shortcut from one road to another, but since both entrances are on the same street, I don't see why anyone from outside would want to enter the neighborhood other than guests or the rare occasional home buyer.Now if we could get a yield/stop sign for that unmarked intersection in our neighborhood...

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Best views in Seattle?

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I got a nice night shot from Kerry Park. I posted it on the Seattle Photos section. Here's a link (I hope the link works): http://images.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i0/i168/ISz3bs8at1zd7n.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&size=448,336

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How do you spend your lunch at Pike Place?

How do you guys spend your lunch at Pike Place?Everyone seems to have an opinion on what is good food at Pike Place. I know every time I go, I make an obligatory stop at the donuts (a dozen mini cinnamon donuts for just a little over $2!). The piroshki spot near Starbucks is pretty darn tasty as well.I've been eyeing the World's Best Chili and have heard good things about it. Where do you guys go?

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Best views in Seattle?

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Thanks for all the responses. Sounds like Kerry Park is my best best. I like the suggestion about finding observation decks at downtown buildings.The water tower in Volunteer Park sounds interesting... can you actually go up on it? Sounds like an odd water tower. I can actually see it from the office's kitchen window. It looks like it's made out of brick?

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Post your two cents: Best eats in U-District

Let's share what we consider some of the best places to eat in U-District. Here are my favorites:For value, Pho is always a top choice. Than (sp?) Brothers down near 42nd is my favorite Pho place to go. Jack in the Box is always an option (doesn't get much cheaper than building a meal out of the dollar menu). Aladdin's Gyro-cery serves up $5 jumbo Gyros. I prefer the one north of 45th, but the one down the Ave as a surprisingly large and impressive (for the Ave) dining area.Moving up a step, Jewel of India is probably my overall favorite place to eat on the Ave. It may look a little run down compared to some of the other crowded and overly popular Indian restaurants like Cedars or Shalimar, but it's run by this very friendly Indian woman and (presumably) her husband. The curry is very excellent, comes in large portions, and is served with unlimited rice. One curry entree can serve two people if you like a good amount of rice with your curry. I recommend the Chicken Tikka Masala. I won't let them take away the dish of curry until I've literally wiped it clean with a piece of nan.Chipotle serves tasty burritos. And the new Pam's Kitchen serves the completely unique Trinidadian food. It seems mildly overpriced to me, but the booming business suggests otherwise.For a nice date, Mama Melina is pretty much THE italian restaurant to go to in U-District. Further up Roosevelt, though, I tasted some of the best pasta I've ever had at Marcello's.

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Find the shortest route to class

Just wanted to post a nifty tool for finding the shortest path from one building on campus to another:http://students.washington.edu/jkivligh/uwroutes/

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Extensive I-5 repairs planned in August for section south of I-90

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That's awful. Are there any alternatives for getting by it without any major highways? It seems like the Sounder Commuter Rail (http://www.soundtransit.org/x71.xml) is an option, but it seems like it only runs awfully early in the morning.

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Best views in Seattle?

What are some places in Seattle with spectacular views? I'm a photographer, and I'm always looking for a new spot to shoot. I'm especially interested in spots with a high up view.I know Gasworks and Alki have some nice views. It'd be interesting to know if there are any tall buildings (they don't even necessarily have to be that tall even) with public roof access.

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What are some good restaurants for lunch?

It seems like every time I go to Green Lake, I get hungry but have trouble finding any inexpensive places for lunch. Any suggestions? Preferrably on the southeast side of the lake since I live in U-District.

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