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Lake Union District includes neighborhoods surrounding what Native Americans referred to as Tenass Chuck (“little water”). The area was landlocked until the opening of Lake Washington Ship Canal in 1917 which connected Lake Washington to Puget Sound.

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Amazon’s Three New Towers Approved

A divided Downtown Design Review Board gave its blessing Tuesday to the design of Amazon.com’s proposed three-block, high-rise complex in the Denny Triangle, downtown’s biggest development ever.

Lake Union Hit and Run Driver Sentenced

The hit-and-run driver who struck and killed bicyclist Michael Wang has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park was sentenced Friday in King County Superior Court. He pleaded guilty in July to felony hit-and-run in Wang’s death last year.


Memories of Mike Wang – Stories from those who knew him

(Do you have a Mike Wang story to share? Please email editor@lakeunionbeat.com)

They’d ask me why the people in my photos weren’t smiling.  I’d tell them it’s ‘cause they’re not happy.  I just got the picture.

–  Mike Wang; on colleagues’ responses to some of his documentary photography work


Suspect Arrested in Mike Wang Hit and Run

A terrifically important development for us here at the Beat. We’ve been on this story since the unfortunate day last summer, and have received several kind and thoughtful notes from Mike’s family and friends.

Nearly one year after bicyclist Michael Wang was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he rode home from work, Seattle […]

Brian Fairbrother Bike Tragedy Leads to Safety Installation on Lake Union

SEATTLE — For people who ride bicycles in Downtown Seattle, there can be surprises around every corner. The Seattle Department of Transportation just got rid of one of those surprises right along Fairview Avenue, where tragedy created awareness and a solution.

The DOT installed posts on the sidewalk along Fairview Avenue to slow down […]

Five hit by Car in Fremont – North Lake Union

Five pedestrians were hit by a car in Fremont early Saturday morning after a man drove into a crowd of people just after bar closing at 2 a.m.

 Fremont Universe reports that the people were sent flying into the air after the car hit them near the Nectar Lounge at North 36th Street and Phinney […]

An Evening to Remember Mike Wang – October 18th Tribute

An Evening to Remember Mike Wang Palace Ballroom Seattle, WA


Please join us for an evening to remember our colleague, friend, and fellow cyclist: Mike Wang.  We lost Mike on July 28, 2011, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bicycle home from work that day.

Mike was […]

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 […]

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 […]