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, […]

Coming soon: Fly from Seattle’s Lake Union to Vancouver B.C.

For those who can afford it, travel between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia may get a lot easier next spring.

Vancouver’s Harbour Air and Seattle’s Kenmore Air are slated to start direct flights in the spring between Seattle’s Lake Union and Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, according to a report by the Vancouver Sun.

Gleaming South Lake Union apartments stand on the site of an early Seattle dump

THEN: A city dump was created at the southwest corner of Lake Union in 1914, a year before this photo was taken. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

WHEN THIS “THEN” photo is enlarged, I count 18 teamsters grouped with their trash wagons across the pond, looking directly at the […]

South Lake Union pedestrians get light, crosswalk at much-used spot on Denny Way

Some brazen South Lake Union pedestrians who have felt the urge to cross Denny Way in the middle of a perilous block have a small but significant reason to celebrate.

The installation of a new traffic light and crosswalk was completed Tuesday morning at Terry Avenue North, meaning pedestrians will no longer have the temptation to […]

Shake Shack coming to South Lake Union

2115 Westlake Avenue in South Lake Union, where Shake Shack will open its first Seattle location in mid-2018

Soon there will be another trendy lunchtime destination made totally inaccessible by Amazon employees on weekdays.

Shake Shack, one of the country’s hottest burger chains, will open up its first Seattle restaurant at […]

Obliteride rolls by Lake Union August 13

photo credit: Obliteride

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride, the ride to end cancer is marking its 5th anniversary and is bigger than ever. About 2,000 riders are participating to raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutch. Hundreds of riders will spin by Lake Union on August 13.

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Body of man missing in Lake Union found; family identifies him

SEATTLE — Police on Monday found the body of a 36-year-old man who was reported missing early Sunday morning on Lake Union.

The Police Department’s harbor unit recovered the body using sonar.

Friends and family identified the victim as Yetbarek Demoze of Seattle.

LimeBike launches in Seattle

Bike share is back in Seattle, and it’s better than ever.

This week, LimeBike hit Seattle’s streets to transform urban mobility, provide a first/last mile option to commuters, and a sustainable way to address our community’s quickly growing population and its transportation needs.

LimeBike was “built for Seattle” and is set to offer bikes that […]

City starts $4.3 million repair of South Lake Union bridge

If you’ve looked around the Lake Union Park in recent years, you’ve noticed quite a few birds.  There’s the geese, the cranes, and one lame duck.

But that duck is about to move again or at least move people.  The city began this week its long delayed work,on a relatively new pedestrian bridge.  The […]

Eastlake Community Council July/August events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and in the Summer Eastlake News.

Eastlake Summer Cruise on the Islander – Thurs., July 13  Tour the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Portage and Union Bays, and Lake Washington on the historic ferry the Islander. Boarding begins at […]