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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Google to move to new 4-building complex in South Lake Union

Credit: Graphite Design Group

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. investment company will develop four six-story office buildings for Google in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, a short distance from Amazon’s headquarters, the companies just announced.

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Amazon Steps Up Its Air Delivery Game

The e-commerce giant has bought a big stake in airplane leasing company.

Amazon is doing more than just leasing cargo planes to handle its own shipping.

The online retail giant now owns 10% of plane leasing company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

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Eastlake Community Council Newsletter March/April


Upcoming Eastlake dates include Tues., March 8 public meeting on free or low-cost resources for renters/millenials/elders/disabled; March 26 egg hunt and race; March 31 deadline for survey on RPZ changes; and April 2 Tree Walk

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