New Ferry Links the University of Washington with South Lake Union

This is our favorite story of the week! What a burst of wonderful news after a hard month of local tragedies…

From the Seattle Times website with permission…..

Across the heart-shaped lake in the middle of the city, a tiny 14-passenger ferry cruises hourly between South Lake Union and the University of Washington.

Mist sprayed over […]

Specialty store opens on South Lake Union for those affected by Cancer

A one-of-a-kind retail store has opened in Seattle, and the owners say it’s all about buying and selling with a purpose. The store is called Shine, and it offers a special service that you won’t find at any other retailer. Seattle’s newest retail store has some of shoppers’ favorite things – jewelry, countless accessories, loads […]

South Lake Union’s Amazon Unveils Major New Tablet


A color-screen Kindle tablet, which is expected to unveil Wednesday in New York, could mark a major milestone in the Seattle company’s ongoing mission to rule the Internet world.Or it could be just another turn of the screw as Amazon expands its presence as a consumer electronics brand.

The big question is how […]

South Lake Union hosts Moving Planet-Seattle this Saturday Sept 24

Where 860 Terry Avenue North Seattle, Washington 9am-1pm: Move Yourself Come be in the parade of boats and bikes, feet and wheels, pedaling, rowing, sailing, walking, dancing, skipping, skating, jumping, cartwheeling our sweet selves from all over Cascadia to Lake Union Park. 

10am-12pm: Take Action Workshops Ready, set, make a difference! at nearby China […]

Safe Streets Social – Slow ride to honor the fallen and support each other (9/24)

From our friends at the Seattle Bike Blog — the memorial rally is set for this Saturday.

Date: September 24 Time: Meet at 3, ride at 4 Place: South Lake Union Park (Moving Planet will be wrapping up) Route: We will ride to the memorials created for Mike Wang, Brian Fairbrother and Robert Townsend.

The […]

Tremendous Crane on Mercer adds to South Lake Union skyline this week

Crews will erect a towering crane on the south side of Mercer between 8th and Dexter as construction begins on a building for UW Medicine’s South Lake Union complex.

The crane will start going up around 7  a.m. on Wednesday. By afternoon, it will be nearly 210 feet above the ground, and will remain for over a year. […]

South Lake Union’s Center for Wooden Boats adding a North Lake Union location

The Center for Wooden Boats in South Lake Union. Photo by DrBjorn.

At the Beat we LOVE! the Center For Wooden Boats, and the people who run it. So we’re delighted to post this piece from KOMO! (with permission)

South Lake Union’s Center for Wooden Boats moved a step closer to opening […]

A note from the editor about our upcoming Bike accident tribute issue

Regarding our upcoming Tribute issue for Mike Wang, Robert Townsend, and Brian Fairbrother. We’ve been touched by the response . To clarify deadlines for those of you emailing about that, we want this to be very nice! These men deserve a beautiful job so we do not want rushed stories. But keep in mind that this is […]

Mayor McGinn’s Statement on the Bicycle Accidents

from the Mayor’s blog:

Improving safety and responsibility on our roads

As part of my commute I bike the same route taken on Dexter Avenue by Mike Wang, a 42 year old father of two who worked at PATH. One afternoon, on his ride home just two blocks from his office, he was killed in […]

Police seize SUV possibly connected to Mike Wang death

This just into us from the site

Seattle police have seized a Chevy Suburban, possibly connected with the hit-and-run fatality of Michael Wang, a photographer who died July 29 when he was struck by an SUV while riding his bicycle on Dexter Avenue North at Thomas Street.

The Suburban was in Port Orchard when […]