Downtown Crossing

By - 8/22/16 - 10:10 am
Kid with lobster claws in downtown Boston

We're going to guess this kid in Downtown Crossing, photographed by Craig Caplan, is visiting Boston, because no self-respecting Boston kid would let himself be dressed up like that, although the look on his face does suggest a Ralphie-at-Christmas moment with his folks from Westie or Quincy.

By - 8/19/16 - 9:58 am

Update: Bail set at $5,000.

Boston Police charge a Needham woman without a driver's license ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians, sending three to the hospital - after good Samaritans lifted the woman's car off them. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 12:31 pm
Crash at School and Washington streets in downtown Boston

School and Washington. Photo by Mark Novak.

UPDATE: Driver faces charges.

A driver from Needham in a New Jersey car hit at least three pedestrians around noon at School and Washington streets downtown, then got out of her car and ran away.

WalkBoston reports that one of the first people at the scene was a man dressed as a Minuteman, who opened the car's driver-side door - only to see the woman driver bound away. When police arrived, he pointed out her direction of flight. Read more.

By - 7/24/16 - 11:29 pm
Bicycling down Washington Street

Vasant Marur captured a bicyclist pedaling down Washington Street in Downtown Crossing today.

Copyright Vasant Marur. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/1/16 - 6:13 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA wants the company to come up with something that doesn't completely overshadow Bromfield Street.

By - 7/1/16 - 5:41 pm
Half-naked patriotic guy in downtown Boston

At least our over-exuberant, attention-seeking warm-weather fans remember to wear some undies, unlike the ones in New York, as Jenna shows us in this patriotic scene from downtown Boston today.

By - 6/27/16 - 5:36 pm

An Arlington man had bail set at $30,000 at his arraignment today on charges of arson and attempted murder for an incident last October on West Street downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Matthew Cody, 30, was so intent on setting two sleeping homeless men on fire that he set a second fire when the first one went out, Assistant District Attorney David McGowan said in court today. Read more.

By - 6/24/16 - 2:40 pm

The Massachusetts Historical Society gives us a taste of the history of Boston's first department store - started by Eben Jordan and Benjamin Marsh.

By - 6/21/16 - 2:37 pm

A federal judge has denied a request from E.B. Horn that she order Horn's Jewelers to immediately stop using that name because the older store waited two years after the upstart opened to file a trademark lawsuit and is still in business, which proves it's not suffering "irreparable harm" from its rival down Washington Street. Read more.

By - 5/17/16 - 11:11 am

The new Godfrey Hotel in Downtown Crossing had to send representatives to the Boston Licensing Board today to explain why a hotel guest was standing outside with a drink in his hand early one morning last month. Read more.

By - 5/17/16 - 7:58 am

David Bates reports a number of residents at Millennium Place have put their condos up for sale so they can move into the even swankier Millennium Tower down the street.

By - 5/14/16 - 4:01 pm
British Redcoats enjoying tea in downtown Boston

Craig Caplan captured some Redcoats having a little tea party outside David's Tea downtown this afternoon.

By - 5/13/16 - 11:16 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a woman who held up the TD Bank branch at 24 Winter St. at knifepoint at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 5/6/16 - 1:09 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports plans for the restaurant space in the new Downtown Crossing hotel.

By - 4/21/16 - 12:04 pm
Winmill Fabrics going out of business

Craig Caplan spotted the sign in the window of Winmil Fabrics on Chauncy Street this morning.

The store's last day is June 15.

H/T Neighbor2 for the headline.

By - 4/17/16 - 5:29 pm

Titanium Cranium came upon this Downtown Crossing scene around 5 p.m. She reports that the driver was finally able to extricate himself and his truck, with a 30-degree turn.

By - 4/11/16 - 4:42 pm
$1-million bill

Rick is now busy figuring out how to spend the $1-million bill he got from some religious group in Downtown Crossing today.

By - 4/4/16 - 11:15 pm
Swoopy skyscraper as seen from Boston's Public Garden

What the building might look like from the Arlington Street side of the Public Garden.

Proposed downtown tower

The New York developer that has been figuring out how to put a skyscraper at the intersection of Washington and Bromfield streets last week released a series of renderings of a building that would rise higher than the Millennium Tower and have a series of rooftop gardens and possibly solar panels.

Midwood Investment and Development is proposing a 59-story, 683-foot-tall building with 300 apartments - 54 affordable - topped by 119 condos. The residential units would sit on a five-story base that would include ground-floor retail and a garage for 235 cars and 420 bicycles. Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 10:45 pm
Proposed replacement for Felt, 533 Washington St. in dowtown Boston

Architect's rendering.

The new owner of the old Felt nightclub at 533 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing today submitted his plans for a new tower that would include 94 apartments, restaurant space and a two-floor "non-profit incubator office space." Read more.