Tent City http://kplu.org en Seattle City Council wants to disband Nickelsville tent city http://kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-wants-disband-nickelsville-tent-city <p>Seattle officials want to break up the two-year old homeless encampment called Nickelsville, but residents there say that would just cause a new tent city to spring up somewhere else.</p><p>Seven city council members <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/146962511/Nickelsville-Letter">sent a letter </a>to Mayor Mike McGinn Monday calling for Nickelsville to shut down by Sept. 1. The camp, made up of more than 100 homeless people, is about to begin its third summer parked near the Duwamish River in southeastern West Seattle.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:51:59 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9039 at http://kplu.org Seattle City Council wants to disband Nickelsville tent city Poet in Seattle's Tent City http://kplu.org/post/poet-seattles-tent-city <p>Is there poetry in homelessness? Poet A.K. Mimi Allin is exploring that question while she lives with Seattle's Ten City homeless encampment this winter.</p><p>Allin is in the last few weeks of&nbsp; her three-month experiment.&nbsp; In December, she joined about 80 people&nbsp; who make up Tent City's&nbsp; current digs in the parking lot of Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in northeast Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:02:30 +0000 KPLU News Staff 728 at http://kplu.org Poet in Seattle's Tent City A Thanksgiving welcome for Tent City campers http://kplu.org/post/thanksgiving-welcome-tent-city-campers <p>Some Maple Leaf area kids intent on extending a warm welcome to the residents of the newest Tent City/Nickelsville&nbsp;site in northeast Seattle are hand-delivering Thanksgiving breakfasts today.</p><p> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:06:26 +0000 Gary Davis 221 at http://kplu.org A Thanksgiving welcome for Tent City campers