Located in Seattle's vibrant Fremont neighborhood, Extraordinary Least Squares is an exclusive living and working space dedicated to supporting and promoting quantitative research methodology, free software and free culture, and innovative food and drink.
Extraordinary Least Squares is located at the heart of central Fremont at the following address:
920 N 34th Street, Apt 16
Seattle, WA 98103
When visiting us, please enter through the building's back door which you can find in an alley between 34th and 35th streets which one can reach from either Troll Ave or Albion. You'll see a garage door with large metal bars and a small door to the left (pictured below). Call us when you are outside this door and we will let you in.
A taxi from SeaTac airport to Extraordinary Least Squares should cost $50-60 (with tip) and take about 30 minutes — but might take much more with traffic. Mass transit requires one transfer, costs $2.75, and take about an hour.
At SeaTac airport, follow signs to ground transportation and to the LINK light rail which is located at the far left of the main terminal on the check-in level. At the light rail station, you can buy tickets and ORCA cards which are reusable on all Seattle-area mass transit. You can also buy a single-use paper ticket. If you buy an ORCA card, you will need to tap it on a yellow terminal both before you enter, and after you exit the train. The terminal at the airport station is before the ticket machines, so you will need to backtrack slightly to tap your card if you buy it at the airport.
Take the LINK train until the University Street station which take 36 minutes and stop at 11 stops. At University Street, you will need to change to a bus to Fremont. Note there is no cellular network in the University Street station, so you may want to get a copy of these directions before you arrive there.
The LINK station is underground and the buses to Fremont travel on the street above. In the station, walk in the direction of the train and go up the stairs to the north platform. Follow signs for an exit onto 3rd Avenue and University which should be to the left if you are facing the direction of the train Avenue. You should exit onto the east side of 3rd Avenue, walk north (again, the same direction of the train) to 3rd Avenue and Union Street (one block up) and look for a large bus stop with several shelters with the following buses numbers written on it: 40, 26, 28. These buses all come down 3rd Avenue frequently and should arrive within 10-15 minutes at almost any time except between midnight and 5:00am. You can install the free software phone application or view the website for OneBusAway for real-time data on bus arrivals.
Take any 40, 26, or 28 bus North to Fremont. Tapping your ORCA card at bus entrance will register a "transfer" from the LINK and you will not be charged for the bus. Stay on the bus for about 20 minutes to the stop at FREMONT AVE and N 34TH ST which will be displayed on a digital display on the ceiling at the front of the bus.
Take a right after immediately exiting the bus and take a left when you come to the intersection (Fremont Ave & 34th). Walk down 34th (you should pass this sculpture of people waiting, usually dressed up, on the other side of the street) as you walk toward, and then under, the enormous "Aurora" bridge and across Troll Avenue. Extraordinary Least Squares is in a building called St. James Tower on the left.
The best way to get to our apartment is through the apartment's back door which means you will take a left on Troll Ave (up the hill) and then a right down the first alley you come to. You can follow the directions under "Visit Us" above. Call one of the proprietors when you have arrived outside.
Street parking is available around our building but be sure to read signs closely because our guests have been ticketed. The closest free street parking is on Troll Ave. It is two hour parking during the day but is unrestricted overnight and on Sundays. Parking on 35th is generally free except between 8pm and 12am and the signs can be hard to see. There are two self-serve pay lots on either side of the building in the alley between 34th and 35th but read the signs carefully before you park because some of the space is shared with businesses during the week. If you contact us well in advance, we might be able to get permission to use an unused spot within our building from the building manager.
Three of the best ways to stay involved with happenings are:
Benjamin Mako Hill
Phone: (+1) 206-409-7191
Phone: (h+1) 206-890-5155
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