WEST SEATTLE SCENE: ‘Good neighbor,’ good deed

“Good neighbor!” That’s how Kay describes Brooke, who you see above in a photo taken after Kay spotted Brooke working to clean a vandalized mural. It’s on the south side of the NB 35th SW bus stop near Thistle, depicting the faces of President Barack Obama and Albert Einstein, shown below via Google Street View:

You might see Brooke back at the bus shelter tomorrow – Kay reports she was trying multiple solvents to try to find something that worked, and was planning on “going to the hardware store to ask their advice.”

24 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: 'Good neighbor,' good deed"

  • Weaver August 19, 2020 (5:23 am)

    Wow!thanks so much:)

  • WSOwl August 19, 2020 (6:16 am)

    Thanks Brooke!

  • Alki Resident August 19, 2020 (7:00 am)

    wow – way to go!  

  • jsparra August 19, 2020 (7:19 am)

    Love seeing someone building back our community. That’s the way for real change. THANK YOU

  • Beth August 19, 2020 (7:35 am)

    Thank you! ♥️ That’s one of our favorite Metro murals. 

  • River August 19, 2020 (8:13 am)

    Thank you for doing something to improve our community.

  • SLJ August 19, 2020 (8:17 am)

    Thank you! This is wonderful to see.

  • Elaine August 19, 2020 (8:19 am)

    Brava Brooke!  Thank you.

  • Sillygoose August 19, 2020 (8:25 am)

    Brooke wonderful you are taking this on. BRAVO to you and I am sure the artist appreciates your time spent on this as well.  Thank you!

  • HS August 19, 2020 (8:39 am)

    Yay Brooke!! You’re awesome 👏👏👏 And thank you.

  • TM August 19, 2020 (8:45 am)

    Thank you! I live up the hill from that stop, always loved the artwork and positive messages. Wacky that someone would target it.

  • KP August 19, 2020 (8:52 am)

    Good neighbor indeed- thank you!

  • Sarah August 19, 2020 (9:25 am)

    This is awesome.  But I just want to point out that it’s also Metro’s job.  There are professionals to take care of this so that Brooke doesn’t have to experiment with solvents.  You can report it on Metro’s website: https://kingcounty-metro.force.com/customers/cs_app#/cs/shelter Then again, who knows how long it would take for them to take action!  Thanks Brooke and stay safe. 

  • Lynn August 19, 2020 (9:40 am)

    I’ve found it most effective to spray with Simple Green, leave to soak for several minutes, and then gently scrub with a Scotch-Brite pad. I also use a bamboo burnisher from an art supply store to scrape at thicker areas without scratching the art. Best of luck. 

  • henrythepainter August 19, 2020 (9:54 am)

    I saw her ,  now i know  what she was  doing,  great Work !!!    

  • MS August 19, 2020 (10:47 am)

    Your a special person, thanks for that !!!!!!!!!

  • me on 28th Ave SW August 19, 2020 (12:19 pm)

    I send a request on “find it, fix it” and I am convinced it would not have been resolved without you, Brooke.  Sincere thanks!  I love that mural.

  • Sky August 19, 2020 (5:04 pm)

    Magic erasers do wonders on bus stop shelters and other graffiti laden places.

  • WS5 August 19, 2020 (7:31 pm)

    Thank you Brooke, you saw a need dove right in, it looks so much better now.

  • Brooke Angles August 20, 2020 (8:34 am)

    Still a WIP. Will be back at it. Joked with my husband that I’m taking restoring democracy very literally, lol. I think I rubbed Obama’s face so much that I manifested him at the DNC. 

  • Colonel Mustard's Wrench August 20, 2020 (10:09 am)

    Brooke, West Seattle is looking for excellent candidates for City Council District #1.  Maybe you would consider running three years from now ?  Thank you for making a difference !  

  • Briona Allen August 20, 2020 (10:54 am)

    Wonderful Brooke! We need more caring ppl like you in the world 

  • Concerned Neighbor August 20, 2020 (3:42 pm)

      Brooklyn, never failing to surprise and awe!  Good job, great idea, even better example of humanity.  Thank you, as always.

  • Kay Rood August 20, 2020 (8:30 pm)

    Thanks, Brooke. Your effort restored a little bit of my faith in people. 

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