Sep 20

September 20, 2017

Illegal Green Lake Skate Bowl Will Cost $33,000

Crews with Seattle Parks and Recreation are dismantling an unauthorized skate park on Duck Island in Green Lake this week. The large concrete bowl was built by a group of skateboard fans in response to a do-it-yourself contest from Nike and TransWorld Skateboarding. Kelly Brown with Seattle Parks said building the illegal skate park destroyed a lot of vegetation on Duck Island, which until now, the city had considered an unofficial bird sanctuary. “By putting the concrete skate park in…

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Sep 15

September 15, 2017

Let There be Light

As we watch the days slowly shift from summer to fall and begin to shorten, sunlight becomes a precious commodity. In all societies, from the beginning of time, people have gathered together to celebrate or acknowledge the changing of the seasons,  and to appreciate light’s role in it. The colorful Luminata procession at Green Lake is one way to come together during this autumnal equinox. On Thursday, September 21st, between 7-10 p.m., join others in a lantern-filled procession starting at the Aqua…

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Sep 12

September 12, 2017

What’s That Delicious Smell? Bongos Café

By Ryan Murray There’s an oasis in North Seattle, and it used to be a gas station. Now, it’s a faux-seaside resort complete with margaritas and a sandy beach, removing you nearly entirely from busy Aurora Avenue North just over the walls. Bongos Café serves up Caribbean sandwiches that are among the best in the city. With all due respect to competing sandwich shops Paseo and Un Bien, Bongos is a more affordable, leisurely option than either of those other…

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Sep 6

September 6, 2017

Tiny Home in Green Lake Offers an Urban Oasis as Backyard Cabin

By Niki Stojnic Image Credit: Ed Sozinho. Concrete floors line the kitchen/living area in this 620-square-foot detatched accessory dwelling unit (DADU) that looks out onto its own private yard. Like many urban dwellers in this red-hot real estate city, Jenifer Merkel and Chris Charles wanted to get as much mileage out of their property as possible for their growing family. They saw an opportunity in the old garage that abutted the alley behind their Green Lake house. Building a detached accessory dwelling…

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Aug 30

August 30, 2017

Green Lake Events: Things to Do in September

Head right next door to the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhoods for some fun events happening in September! Fridays in September: Phinney Farmers Market 3:30pm – 7:30pm | Phinney Center The Phinney Farmers Market is running through October 6th, with local fresh produce and locally made or sourced goods to stock your pantry or fridge with delicious, good-for-you products. There’s also live music and food trucks to make it an event. Fridays in September: Latona Pub’s Weekly Happy Hour Jazz 5pm – 7pm…

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Aug 22

August 22, 2017

Rabid Bat Found at Green Lake Park

A rabid bat was discovered in Green Lake Park last Thursday, August 17th and public health officials are concerned that people may have come in contact with the animal, exposing them to the fatal disease. The bat appeared to be sick and seemed unable to fly, and a group of teenagers were seen moving it on the pathway on the east side of Green Lake Park, near the boathouse. Another passerby helped to capture the bat, bringing it to Public…

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