Mike Wang Hit and Run Driver Still at large

In the past few days there’s been much publicity about the recent bike deaths on Lake Union. We’re reposting this piece about Mike to remind readers that the driver of the vehicle still remains unidentified, and that Mike was also much loved, and left behind a family and many friends. Editor’s Note Regarding the Hit and […]

Fairbrother memorial will march from South Lake Union Vivace to Volunteer Park

All are welcome! Join our community Vivace Espresso is inviting you to join a memorial march for Brian Fairbrother on Tuesday, September 13th. The event will start at his workplace, the Vivace coffeehouse next to the REI store in South Lake Union, continue at the crash site and then at a picnic at Volunteer Park. Someone […]

Danny Westneat On South Lake Union: A barely noticed boom


South Lake Union’s barely noticed boom

Years after a huge political and cultural battle over whether to convert a worn-down part of town into a sort of loft for the creative class — and after we kicked out the mayor who staked his career on it — an early verdict is in on South Lake […]

Editor’s Note Regarding the Hit and Run Death of Mike Wang

Much of the purpose of a community newspaper is community support, and since we were very saddened by the news of the death of a beloved local figure last week in a bicycle accident, we’ve decided to print the following letter to us in its entirety.

 Dear Editor,

I was referred to Lake Union Beat by Noelle […]

Letters to the Editor

I have to tell you I was disappointed by the “softball” interview with the UW representative regarding this issue. The story simply allowed the university to spread its propaganda related to this issue. We all know this is about catering to the wealthy and well connected, not creating a better “student experience”, yet your story […]

The Beat’s First Annual Bad Haiku Contest

We were inundated with hundreds of entries for this contest and most of them were very bad! In fact, we’d like to congratulate Seattle on having so many truly terrible poets. In addition to the very, very bad we received many gross submissions, and, sadly, some good stuff we couldn’t use. The following are the […]

Greetings from the Heart of Seattle

Editor’s Note By Peter  Hansen Welcome to the first edition of the Lake Union Beat. As longtime lake lovers we hope to inform and amuse residents and workers, and tip the uninitiated to the joys and eccentricities of the unique communities surrounding (and even on) this hybrid body of water. It’s a place that is […]