Privately funded water taxi planned between Renton, South Lake Union

The developers of a Renton business park want to bring back an old idea to shuttle high-tech workers.

Seco Development has begun work on funding a water taxi to ferry passengers from its Southport office park on the south shore of Lake Washington, near the Boeing Renton plant to Seattle’s high-tech hub at South […]

MOHAI announces special holiday events, Seattle on the Spot curator talk, and more this season!

It’s difficult to believe but the holidays are almost upon us! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Seattle shopping scene and pop into MOHAI for one of its many special events taking place throughout the season. As a quick heads-up, we are looking forward to Greet the Season on Saturday, […]

Trendy Bulletproof Coffee opens up cafe in South Lake Union

Bellevue-based Bulletproof Coffee, which claims to help drinkers lose weight and increase brain function in addition to delivering a daily buzz, opened up its first Seattle cafe Friday.

The cafe at 307 Westlake Ave. North features the original Bulletproof butter coffee (a mixture of coffee, grass-fed butter and something called Brain Octane oil), in […]

Seattle Streetcar May Once Again Be on the Chopping Block

Seattle’s South Lake Union streetcar line (Photo by Steve Morgan)

Plans to build a downtown streetcar have long been a source of debate among Seattle politicians, in large part because of the low ridership on the city’s other streetcar lines. Last week, during a City Council budget hearing about the proposed 2018 Department of […]

The view from Amazon’s HQ1 in Seattle is cranes, construction and luxury apartments

A construction site for Google’s expansion in Seattle’s South Lake Union. The neighborhood is home to Amazon’s first headquarters and other major tech companies. – Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/ for Marketplace

Two dozen people zigzag through Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, footsteps crunching on pavement and gravel. A local blog called The Urbanist organized the tour […]

Eastlake Community Council notice of events October/November

Shoreline restoration – Thurs., Oct. 12  Volunteer work party is 9 a.m. to noon (or any portion thereof).  Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Ave. E.  Wear sturdy shoes and if you can, work gloves.  Employers are encouraged to authorize employees to participate “on the clock.”   For questions:  info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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The logs are long gone from Lake Union

THEN: Looking south on Lake Union from an unidentified offshore prospect near where Galer Street reached the Westlake Trestle. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

SURELY THE SUBJECTS here are the logs, although their likely destination, the Western Mill at the south end of Lake Union, also is visible. […]

Virtual Reality Exhibit Coming to South Lake Union Puts You Inside a Warzone

Image Credit: Elias Williams Virtual reality helps simulate the refugee experience.

It’s hard for most of us to imagine the reality faced by the world’s estimated 65 million refugees: stay put in a war- or famine-ravaged home country, or flee to an unknown future with only a few possessions?

That’s the point of Forced […]

Experience Fall and Winter at MOHAI!

 

 FIRE DAY, GREET THE SEASON, HISTORY CAFÉ, MAKER DAYS AND MORE

 All events take place at the museum in Lake Union Park

Get out of the cold and damp weather this winter and visit Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).  Enjoy dynamic public programs, exhibitions and special […]

Lake Union, our charming, chaotic and calming jewel, is full of surprises

The city’s jewel of a waterway plays a vital role in Seattle’s industry, travel, recreation — and identity.

PADDLERS, FLOATING PICNICKERS and apprentice pirates, please take note: Even inside the cozy-crazy confines of Seattle’s Lake Union, normal rules of maritime passage apply.

Sort of.

By that we mean: Sailing vessels, […]