Out for a walk before 6 this morning, Beth Wolfe found some company on Washington Street downtown - a turkey pondering whether to cross the road.
The Boston Preservation Alliance takes a look at the side streets between Tremont and Washington, which face danger from developers who just want to tear down buildings to put up bigger buildings - but which also has new development in the form of reuse (such as the Godfrey Hotel).
The Globe reports a pair of Chicago real-estate firms could be about to plonk down the big bucks for the perpetually unused former Barnes & Noble building on Washington Street. And at $65 million, you can bet they're not going to just open another bookstore there.
Thomas Farragher writes today about how exciting and new Downtown Crossing is now that all the rich people are moving in.
Police did not name the teen because of his age, but said he was arrested at 40 Veterans Ave. in Everett around 6:30 a.m. yesterday. He was charged with being delinquent for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.
Several times, at Winter Street and Winter Place, around 10:25 p.m.
Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.
There's a train turned stiff at Downtown Crossing that's gumming up the works on the Red Line.
The new bleacher-style platform atop the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop is coming in handy on a day like today, as Walk Boston noticed.
CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.
Who'll stop the rain? Not the creaky infrastructure at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Mark Novak captured some T worker's ingenious solution for stopping the water plotzing on people's head in a stairway between the Red and Orange Lines. Hopefully, somebody remembers to empty it before it gives way, though.
This ad, printed sometime between 1875 and 1900, is from the Library of Congress collection.
By the time these carolers finished a song as they stood atop the new Franklin Street entrance to the T around 12:50 p.m., there was one person to applaud them.
Benzo Amore got on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing with Nonplussed Ol' St. Nick:
He says he knows when brakes are squeaking, when you are late.
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