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About CityStream

CityStream is the Seattle Channel's magazine-style show. Join our hosts as we venture to new and exciting spots in Seattle. We'll visit hidden parks, new restaurants, and favorite haunts as we bring you in-depth coverage of the happenings in the Emerald City. Learn about unique organizations and the people making a difference in our town. Hear about up-and-coming programs and what you can do to join in.

Simply put, if you live in or near Seattle - if you care about Seattle - CityStream will help you connect to life in the city.

CityStream: Alley Upgrade & Art Therapy
CityStream: Alley Upgrade & Art Therapy

Many alleys are lined with trash. They're dark and undesirable. But now, some of Seattle's back alleys are experiencing a renaissance. From the U District to Pioneer Square, alleys are being scrubbed clean, greenery is going in, and art installed. Once overlooked, they're now a place to build community. Also, for those feeling anxious and overwhelmed, tapping into one's own creativity can provide comfort. Art therapy at Asian Counseling and Referral Service is helping many people find relief. Plus, homelessness has become Seattle's most pressing problem. See how one man has redirected his life and is tackling the issue "head on." Host Enrique Cerna has these stories from Gallery Onyx at Pacific Place. (Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation)