Long Wharf

By - 2/21/18 - 11:44 am

In a letter to the state, the BPDA says it's resolved its long-standing issues with Don Chiofaro and the city is now OK with him replacing the Aquarium garage with a 600-foot tower (yes, just one), as part of a waterfront master plan that would also see new open space at what is now a Long Wharf parking lot and a new deck for the Harborwalk near the Moakley Bridge. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 9:01 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Our own Cybah took in the pre-storm sunrise from Long Wharf this morning.

He had some fellow early risers: Read more.

By - 12/5/17 - 12:22 pm
King Tide on Long Wharf

Kate Adams watched a reporter doing a report during today's king tide on Long Wharf. So what happens when one of the tides coincides with a nor'easter?

By - 12/4/17 - 9:04 am
Orange sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sun come up over Long Wharf and Boston Harbor.

By - 10/23/17 - 8:54 pm
Fog on Long Wharf on Boston Harbor

S&S Consulting walked along an "ever so ghostly and melancholy" Long Wharf in the fog tonight.

Earlier:
The day started in a fog as well.

By - 10/20/17 - 8:46 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Hood Will Hunting watched the sun come up from Long Wharf this morning.

By - 10/2/17 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that cities that want to tear down parks to put up schools or other buildings have to first get the approval of the state legislature.

A significant piece of the ruling consists of the justices considering how the situation in Westfield - where a school was proposed to replace a playground - differed from that of Boston's Long Wharf, where the BRA/BPDA wants to convert a large open-air shelter currently open to the public into a restaurant. Read more.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:05 pm
Jumping into Boston Harbor from Long Wharf

Mitchell watched "a brave man execute a pretty nice dive" into Boston Harbor from the end of Long Wharf early this evening.

Earlier:
Guy diving into the harbor during a king tide.

By - 4/23/17 - 2:07 pm

The BRA, um, BPDA, just won't take no for an answer: After losing several legal battles over its attempts to put a restaurant at the end of Long Wharf, the authority is trying yet again to convince judges to let it get what it wants. Read more.

By - 2/12/17 - 5:08 pm

Keith J. Finks reports he set out to make a Tom Brady snowman at the end of Long Wharf this afternoon.

Failed completely, realized it looked more like a fox... meet Foxy Tom!!!

By - 11/15/16 - 11:42 am

Mark Novak shows us the morning king tide at Long Wharf. Read more.

By - 11/9/16 - 8:53 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Tom Griffiths provides the proof, from the end of Long Wharf.

By - 10/19/16 - 2:59 pm

BostonDaniel was on hand at Long Wharf today for this merman sighting.

Earlier:
The king of dives into the king of tides (Tuesday).
Shorter Wharf (Monday).

By - 10/18/16 - 2:45 pm
Guy diving into Boston Harbor during king tide

As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.

He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.

By - 10/17/16 - 12:58 pm
Long Wharf in Boston flooded by king tide

Our own SwirlyGrrl took a walk down to the end of Long Wharf today to see the effects of the "king tide," a high tide two feet higher than normal caused by the alignment of the sun and moon - but which experts say will become the normal tide by 2050 as the polar ice sheets continue to melt and sea temperatures rise.

R. also went down, shows us there's even flooding beyond the Chart House: Read more.

By - 9/23/16 - 9:03 pm
Map showing area covered by federal grant

Portion of smoking-gun map. Shaded area covered by federal grant includes pavilion site.

A federal appeals court today ruled the BRA can't turn a Long Wharf pavilion into a restaurant because the structure is protected from commercial use as part of a federal grant detailed on a map the BRA signed off on, then lost - but which a couple of retired National Park Service workers found three decades later. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 9:49 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the BRA's latest court wranglings to try to put a restaurant in the kiosk at the tip of Long Wharf.

Authority lawyers were in federal appeals court in Boston last week arguing why a US District Court judge was wrong to rule last year that the BRA should knock it off already now that paper documents amazingly reappeared that showed the structure was always intended to be part of a public park, not a commercial structure available for lease.

By - 8/13/16 - 10:24 am
Two boats go bump in the day

Sid Murlidhar was on Long Wharf this morning for a little boat on boat action: One boat apparently had an engine fire and it bumped into a second boat, which then entered the personal space of the third boat.

WBZ has some more details.