Downtown Crossing

By - 9/21/16 - 1:24 pm

Christopher Coombs and Brian Piccini hope to replicate the success of their Boston Chops steakhouse in the South End in the large space in Downtown Crossing where Mantra used to be. Read more.

By - 9/9/16 - 6:36 pm
H&M going out of business

Craig Caplan notes the impending demise of H&M in Downtown Crossing. Can't be a coincidence it happened not all that long after Primark's arrival, no?

By - 9/2/16 - 7:45 pm
Wating for new Jordan sneakers in Downtown Crossing

Some people wait in ridiculous lines for Apple products, or Black Friday specials at Best Buy. And some people, as Jed Hresko found around 6 p.m. in Downtown Crossing, are willing to wait overnight for Jordan 1 sneakers, which go on sale at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

By - 8/31/16 - 10:10 am
Benjamin Franklin statute put back at Boston's Old City Hall

WalkBoston reports Ben Franklin's looking pretty good for a 310-year-old guy who got knocked to the ground in a wind storm back in May.

By - 8/30/16 - 9:15 am
Franklin Street with more space for pedestrians

City planners are looking at widening the sidewalks at Franklin and Arch streets to create a new plaza. This morning, the Boston Transportation Department blocked off part of the street and set out some free coffee so people could look at possible designs for the plaza while traffic engineers scrutinized the impact on car traffic.

Anita Lauricella took a stroll around the temporary plaza.

By - 8/26/16 - 6:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man after a struggle on a crowded downtown street that sent one officer to the hospital for observation. Read more.

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.