Lake Union 10k Run or Walk August 14, 2016

Join Portage Bay for the eighth annual Lake Union 10K run or walk along the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail.
Race starts and finishes in Lake Union Park, with course running clockwise around the lake.

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New South Lake Union building doesn’t involve Amazon

There’s a new addition to South Lake Union that has nothing to do with Amazon.

Anyone driving along Valley Street, which runs parallel to Mercer, has likely noticed the giant steel-frame behind an industrial-sized fence. The future site of of the Wagner Education Center is tough to miss.

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Amazon Has Swallowed Downtown Seattle

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Having colonized the South Lake Union neighborhood, Seattle’s largest private employer is building three giant spheres filled with trees—the better to connect employees with nature.

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Seafair Summer Fourth

Monday, July 4, 2016
Noon to 11 p.m.
Gas Works Park

 

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Coming July 2, West Coast Premiere of Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of these popular toys capture the craziness, joy, and the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. Channel your inner child with the West Coast premiere of Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

Toys of the ’50, ’60s and ’70s is a dynamic traveling exhibit developed by the Minnesota History Center, making its West Coast premiere at MOHAI. Not only does this exhibit exude FUN with its themed rooms filled with games and toy treasures, it also encourages visitors to play and let their imaginations run wild.

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Eastlake Community Council June Newsletter

Upcoming events include June 14 meeting with Police Department asking for Eastlake’s law enforcement priorities; and June 15-16 SDOT open houses on the changes to Eastlake Avenue for transit, bikes, and parking

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Facebook plunges in to new South Lake Union digs

One of the few areas officials at Facebook’s Seattle offices agreed could be photographed, a common area with ball pit and “hack” mural. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)

Most of the company’s 1,000 Seattle-area employees call the new building home, and there’s room to accommodate 2,000 in all.

Facebook has jumped into the booming South Lake Union neighborhood, moving into custom-built office space about a mile northwest of the company’s previous Seattle outpost.

The social-networking company’s Seattle employees moved into their new offices at 1101 Dexter Ave. N. last week, and on Monday the company invited local leaders and media for a peek at the new digs.

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AT&T Opens Authorized Retail Store in South Lake Union

SEATTLE, Washington, May 2, 2016 —AT&T* today opened an authorized retail store in Lake Union to meet the growing needs of our local customers.  The store offers the latest smartphones, tablets, accessories, DIRECTV satellite TV, and more. The new store is approximately 1,440 square feet in size and located at 428 Westlake Ave N – Suite 102, Seattle, Washington, 98109.

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Video previews future of South Lake Union

The year 2020 is not that far away.  In just four years, Seattle’s skyline will look very different, according to a video produced by local realtors.

The video simulates flying over downtown and South Lake Union, and using information on projects currently under construction or on the verge of breaking ground, imagines what the city will look like when it is finished: busy.

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More than half of South Lake Union tech workers live outside of Seattle

Amazon’s Seattle campus in South Lake Union the foreground, with its new campus visible on the edge of downtown Seattle at top of image. (Photo by Puget Sound Aerial Imaging for GeekWire)

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has become a microcosm of the changes and challenges the city faces. Many see it as the symbol of the housing affordability crisis, as Amazon draws large numbers of highly-paid tech workers to its dense urban campus.

But new stats from Seattle real estate database, Zillow, tell a more complicated story. According to a report by Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas, 53.4 percent of tech employees working in South Lake Union live outside of the city proper. And while those residents may contribute to the city’s traffic woes, they aren’t directly driving rents up

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