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Austin Bike Share Program

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 1:39pm. 519 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin Bike Share

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Attention all urban core dwellers, your lives are about to have an amazing transformation! This year the bike share program is coming to Austin. This means the city is providing a new, efficient and highly time effective way of commuting within downtown Austin.

Austin’s urban core is a dense community spanning approximately 3 miles by 3 miles... a completely bikable range. Rather than having to sit in traffic for 40 minutes to commute to a meeting that is just a mile away, plus spend another 20 minutes trying to find parking, now you can jump on one of these new urban bikes and spend a fraction of the time.

Here’s how it works- pick up a bike in one location, ride to your destination,

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Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 12:08pm. 440 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
September 6th – September 8th

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What: Ballet Austin Presents: A Midsummer Night's Fête
When: Friday, Sept 6th, 6 - 12 pm
Where: Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St
Why: Magic is Afoot in the Forest! Ballet Austin’s 2013/2014 season opener is all but a dream. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a feast to follow, the fun has barely begun. Magic and mayhem will spark up the night when the lights go up and the entertainment begins. We’re beginning to wonder if this event wasn’t the inspiration behind Lorde’s song “Royals”?

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What: Co-Lab Project’s The Art of The Brew
When: Saturday, Sept 7th, 4-11 pm
Where: Project

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Downtown Development Digest 9/5/13: Boardwalk Trail @ Lady Bird Lake

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 12:13pm. 2,474 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest 9/5/13
Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake

The Ann and Roy Butler Trail around Lady Bird Lake has been in existence since the 1970s and remains one of the most famous of the many downtown attractions that make Austin so unique and desirable. Nationally known and recognized, our beloved 10-mile trail can be said to be perfect in every aspect, except one — a pesky little 1.2-mile gap along Riverside Drive and I-35. Austinites currently have no choice but to detour onto a narrow sidewalk and cross under I-35, braving six lanes of access roads to reach the other side of the trail! Who knew walking/running could be such a dangerous sport?! Fortunately, we have a solution.  The Parks and Recreation Department, the Public

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 1:42pm. 579 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 30th – September 2nd

No work? No problem. Time to let your inner child (or inner college kid) out this weekend and enjoy some labor-less fun! Hit up these local hot spots during the post-lake time.

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What: UMeTime’s Pig Roast at Freedmen’s
When: Friday, Aug 30th, 4 pm
Where: Freedmen’s, 2402 San Gabriel St
Why: Upscale BBQ and brews, this West Campus establishment will not disappoint. The free pork sliders will be best complimented by the bartender’s Daily Muddle or The Bloody Swine. Clock out and then head straight to Freedmen’s to start your Labor Day weekend off right. 


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Labor Day: More than just a Monday off?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 10:46am. 459 Views, 0 Comments.


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Folks don’t forget to mark your calendars because Labor Day is right around the corner! That’s right, September 2nd is Labor Day, the holiday that everybody loves, but almost nobody knows what its all about. To us this glorious holiday is simply a day off of work to eat, drink and be merry... BUT there’s a little more to the history of this beloved holiday beyond a 3-day weekend:

In the summer of 1894 the American Railyard Union led a nationwide strike against the Pullman Company, the US government and major railyard companies. The strike originally began after workers wages were dramatically reduced. Over 125,000 workers ‘walked-off’ the job and over 30 individuals were killed as a

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Top Five Weekend Picks Aug 23-25

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 10:26am. 934 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 23rd – 25th

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What: Tour de Vin
When: Friday, August 23, 6:30 pm
Where: The W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St. 78701
Why: Taste-test local wine legends at the 11th Annual Tour De Vin at The W Hotel. $80 a ticket with all proceeds going to the non-profit, Austin Food For Life. Treat yourself with this exclusive wine and food tasting featuring 15-20 wineries, and Austin’s best culinary geniuses. Incredible wine, food, location, and live music make for a luxurious evening you don’t want to miss!

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What: Ice Ball
When: Saturday, August 24, 7 pm
Where: Hilton Downtown, 500 E 4th St
Why: A chance to dress up and put your party

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Weekend Picks Aug 16-18th

Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 2:14pm. 466 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 16th – 18th

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What: National Rum Day @ Clive Bar
When: Friday, August 16 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Clive Bar, 609 Davis St.
Why: An adult spin on a childhood favorite! Amy's Ice cream teamed up with Sailor Jerry to make a rum-flavored ice cream. Favorite Rainey St. hangout, Clive bar will serve the ice cream with Sailor Jerry rum and root beer in Jerry Floats for $6. 


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What: TRACE’s Ice Cream Social Benefiting SafePlace’s Back-to-School Drive
When: Saturday, August 17th, 
Where: TRACE at the W Hotel
Why: Scoops for a cause! The whole family’s invited (even the pups)! Enjoy Executive Chef O’Leary's delicious ice cream

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Weekend Picks Aug 9th-11th

Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 1:26pm. 722 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 9th – 11th

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What: Olamaie Pop Up Dinner
When: August 6 – 10
Where: Lenoir, 1807 S First St
Why: Making a few surprise appearances before officially opening its doors later this year, Olamaie is giving locals a sneak peak of what is to come: classic southern dishes prepared with fresh and modern techniques.

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What: Barton Springs Fest
When: Saturday, August 10, 8 am – 7 pm
Where: Zilker Park: Barton Springs Pool
Why: More than just temperatures were heating up in August of 1992 when Barton Springs nearly saw its springs run dry. In honor of those who voted for the Save Our Springs

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Downtown Development Digest: The Westin Austin Downtown

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 11:07am. 944 Views, 0 Comments.

 310 East 5th - The Westin Austin Downtown


Construction on Austin’s latest hotel has officially broken ground. The Westin Austin Downtown will complement its sister property at the Domain and is scheduled to open in February of 2015. 

Situated at the corner of East 5th and San Jacinto, this prime downtown location is a highly anticipated economic booster for the city. In addition to helping meet Austin’s ever-growing demand for hotel rooms, the downtown Westin will generate significant economic benefits, including more than 130 permanent jobs and approximately $4.5 million in taxes annually.

As of today, Hunt’s construction cranes have started digging and turning dirt onsite.  If you live, work or commute by 310 East 5th,

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The Weekend Warrior's Guide to Packing for Success

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 1:18pm. 377 Views, 0 Comments.


The Weekend Warrior's Guide to Packing for Success

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I don’t know if it is the fact that I come from a family full of Eagle Scouts, or that my parents only let me bring a backpack of stuffed animals on summer road trips, while all my friends were equipped with duffle bags, but somewhere along the line I learned to travel light.  Thennn I became a sorority girl and that trait was thrown out the window for a hot second, until the prospect of traveling abroad with a summer’s worth of outfits slapped me across the face.  I won’t go into details, but it caused some serious #whitegirlproblems for this rubia.  It took the harsh realization that my parents were right + the airlines new baggage

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