In another life (just a few years ago), it was the Streamline, a clunky pink condominium tower built when the boom felt like it would last forever and the city was permitting one mediocre high-rise after another. Thankfully, the Streamline quickly mastered the Las Vegas art of reinvention. A lot of white paint has helped transform it into the Ogden, a far more sober apartment tower that now capably holds down the northern end of downtown and hovers above East Fremont. One-bedrooms are now quickly leasing for $1,200; three-bedrooms for $2,000. And management expects the 275-unit property to be fully leased before year’s end. The Ogden is still not great architecture—but with Zappos coming a block away, it is poised to lead the creative-class charge back to downtown. 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 685-0300.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.