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Latest Blog Posts for Madison Park Blogger

  • Hail and Farewell!
    on Jan 4, 2016 in Blogging
    Blogger decamps to Santa FeValedictory Posting by Bryan TagasThis is my final posting as the Madison Park Blogger.  For six years, beginning in April 2009, it was my joy, privilege, and occasional burden to be a purveyor of n...
  • SR-520 Arboretum ramps finally coming down
    on Dec 30, 2015 in Arboretum SR-520
    Western exit from 520 to be replaced January 6It's been well over five years since Madison Park first learned that the Arboretum ramps to and from the 520 floating bridge would ultimately be just a memory (see our May 2010 posting on that subject her...
  • Who moved our inventory?
    on Mar 1, 2015 in Real Estate
    Hot market outpaces listingsIf you’d like to sell your home in Madison Park, now is clearly the time.  In fact the opportunity seemed so good to my wife and me that we decided to sell.  Our house was on the market for exactly a week. Now...
  • Develop or not develop?
    on Jan 6, 2015 in Real Estate
    A quick trip around the neighborhood reveals that there is plenty of development currently in progress here, all of of it involving the construction of single-family residences.   In our part of town it’s unusual for there to be new office or...
  • Area artists converge on Madison Park
    on Dec 4, 2014 in Art in Madison Park
    "Holiday Handmade" show at Pioneer Hall upcomingMultiple local artists (meaning ten or twelve) have banded together to present their "handmade" wares at a show in Pioneer Hall (1642 43rd Avenue E.)  this Friday and Saturday.  Of course it's...
  • We've been hacked!
    on Nov 25, 2014 in Crime
    A warning for Madison Park Blogger readersEarlier this year Yahoo! announced that the usernames and passwords of some or all of its 273 million subscribers had been hacked.  It's now clear that the Madison Park Blogger's account at Yahoo! w...
  • Armed robberies put neighborhood on edge
    on Nov 24, 2014 in Crime
    Two scary incidents in two daysIt's unusual for gun play to occur in Madison Park, so the two holdups that took place on Friday and Saturday kept the neighborhood buzzing over the weekend.  The police action late on Saturday evening, involving m...
  • Art Messer dead at 65
    on Nov 21, 2014 in Art in Madison Park Obituaries
    Local artist succumbs to cancerWe're very sorry to report the death last week of Art Messer, a Madison Park artist known both for his cheerful, colorful paintings and for his outsize personality.  He was a regular fixture on the neighborhood sce...
  • No new restaurant hereFoodies and those concerned about the shrinking retail core of Madison Park will be saddened to know that there will not be a replacement restaurant for the late Cafe Parco.  We have it on good authority that the building, located on 42nd near M...
  • No cheap ticket to Madison Park
    on Oct 27, 2014 in Real Estate
    Affordable houses are a thing of the pastA current snapshot of Madison Park’s real estate market reveals an extraordinary and perhaps unprecedented situation:  there is only a single house available for sale at under $1 million—and that one...
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