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U-District residents want to put an end to 'Brooklyn Station' name

November 14th, 2011 · 7 Comments

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet”

Image courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit has been calling the future light rail station planned for the heart of the University District ‘Brooklyn Station.’ But to some University District residents the name just plain stinks. To help keep the Brooklyn moniker from sticking, at least one member of the University District Council plans to be outside Sound Transit’s open house Wednesday night to hand out fliers in support of changing the name.

The purpose of the 6 p.m. meeting at the Neptune Theater is for Sound Transit to show off the latest station designs and explain how its construction could affect the surrounding streets, businesses and residents. Changing the station name will have to wait. The Sound Transit Board will take up the matter as soon as next summer. Meanwhile, Sound Transit will continue to take suggestions. “We have heard a lot of interest in U-District Station,” said Sound Transit Spokesperson Bruce Gray. “For the time being, we’ll continue calling it Brooklyn Station as a placeholder.

Brooklyn Station open house
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th Street, Seattle

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