$11 million from South Lake Union property sale proposed for Seattle homeless crisis

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to pay for housing options for the homeless. This tiny house village is on land owned by the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times, file)

Mayor […]

Seattle Boat Show Jan 26 – Feb 3

 

Explore the world of boating at the Seattle Boat Show, spanning nine days and three acres at CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and an all-new location at Bell Harbor Marina, from January 26 through February 3, 2018.

The West Coast’s largest boat show is bigger than ever this year, with MORE boats, MORE exhibitors, and MORE exciting attractions—indoors and outdoors. Get schooled […]

Before and after photos show how Amazon has completely transformed Seattle in a decade

Google Street View/Compiled by Harrison Jacobs

Amazon’s decision in 2007 to locate its headquarters in downtown Seattle has transformed the city in its image.

As the global e-commerce giant has grown from 5,000 employees in the city to more than 40,000, a flurry of development has followed.

The sea of parking lots, warehouses, motels, […]

Diners aren’t showing up as expected in South Lake Union, causing some restaurants to close

Empty chairs in the recently closed bar, Cantine in Seattle’s South Lake Union, look out at neighborhood workers with lunch takeout containers. The bar and several other restaurants closed this year because of lackluster dinner patronage. – Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/ for Marketplace

Around 6 p.m. on a recent weekday, people flood out of […]

Eastlake Community Council Jan/Feb events

Jan. 12 public comment deadline on Roosevelt RapidRide [Downtown Seattle to Eastlake to Roosevelt bus line] scoping  On how to comment and about some of the issues, see this section of the ECC web site.

Public meeting with open mike to dream about and discuss Eastlake priorities – Tues., Jan. 23  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. […]

A different sort of pet, Cha Cha the tortoise strolls South Lake Union

Cha Cha the leopard tortoise plows forward on a walk in South Lake Union as passers-by gather to check out an unusual pet. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

“Very few people have interacted intimately with a tortoise,” says Jim Ferron.

By that, he means having one as a long-term pet.

His tortoise […]

Christmas ship festival Nov 24 to Dec 3

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™ is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to Follow Boats and […]

A Seattle Thanksgiving Memory

I was thirteen when my parents went through a horrific divorce in the 70s. Of course that meant my siblings and I went through that divorce too, there were six of us. My Mom took to drinking in grand fashion, to the point where she ultimately ended up in a hospital for years, after too many […]

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, […]