For the past couple years, I've been walking Milwaukee-area neighborhoods with readers via a series of Facebook lives. Here is an ongoing collection of the walks, which you can watch any time via the embedded links below. Keep checking back because I'll add more as I do them.
If you're panicked about losing the State Fair, The Ivy House, 906 S. Barclay St., where Walker's Point meets the Harbor District, has got you covered.
Harbor District, Inc. was selected to receive a $492,300 grant to construct and install a trash collector on the Kinnickinnic River just south of West Becher Street, about a mile south of the conjunction of the Kinnickinnic and Milwaukee Rivers.
Even as the coronavirus continues to do its damage to the economy, a couple development announcements have emerged to offer hope for the future.
The days are closing in on the opening of Allie Boy's Bagelry & Luncheonette, a new venue which promises New York style bagels and creative noshes at a familiar location in Walker's Point.
The new Harbor View Plaza public space at the foot of Greenfield Avenue in the Harbor District officially opened Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
On Tuesday morning, when a group of dignitaries pokes shovels into the earth to kick off construction of the new Milwaukee Urban Stables along the Kinnickinnic River on the South Side, it is breaking ground in more than just a literal sense.
Sometimes, a little waiting - and maybe a little timing - is all it takes. Just ask Lincoln and Lilith Fowler, who still have photographs they took of each other outside the former firehouse at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave. 20 years ago on their fridge. The Fowlers bought the 1886 building earlier this year.
On Friday at 3:15 p.m., Mayor Tom Barrett and Alds Jose Perez and Tony Zielinski will lead a toast to celebrate the re-opening of the South 1st Street Bascule Bridge over the Kinnickinnic River, just north of the Lincoln Warehouse.
Thanks to the hard work of many committed folks, Milwaukee is rapidly transforming the Harbor District. There's so much going on that we decided to take a short stroll with Harbor District Executive Director Lilith Fowler, so she could tell us more. We chatted for a Facebook Live, which you can watch here.
Have you gone on a frontier adventure to Boone & Crockett's new location? But even if you have ventured to where "National meets the water," have you discovered Boone & Crockett's refreshing mocktails, as well?
Ground will be broken for the new Harbor View Plaza on Friday, Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the site of the future park, 600 E. Greenfield Ave., next to the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences.
Last week, Michels Corp. began demolishing the former Milwaukee Fire Department high-pressure pumping station in Bay View in preparation for a new development it had announced after buying the site in April 2017 for $3.6 million. Now, the details of that development on South 1st Street have been released.
In 2015, the Milwaukee Harbor District was established to develop a plan to redevelop the area south of the Third Ward, east of Walker's Point and north of Bay View. To raise awareness of the plan and the area, the first Harbor Fest takes place Oct. 7.
Milwaukeeans love to take photos - and post photos to social media - of our beautiful lake. Here are a bunch of great ones.