Downtown

By - 7/22/15 - 11:54 am
Large chess set on City Hall Plaza

Shamus Moynihan took in a game of chess at City Hall Plaza's new giant chess set.

By - 7/21/15 - 9:16 pm
Sunset over Boston's Financial District

Wonderson watched the sun go down over downtown this evening.

By - 7/21/15 - 1:20 pm
Lady with Ukelele

Lanikai, which makes ukeles, is running a contest to give out a new uke. Chelsea is determined to win one. See the photo of her strumming on the Greenway carousel, then click on the heart icon on the left to vote for her (if you don't see it, since the Web site seems to be wonky, go to the main contest page, search on "Greetings from Boston Harbor, hover over her photo, then click on the heart).

By - 7/20/15 - 3:26 pm
Yachts in Boston Harbor, at Long Wharf

There were several large, ocean-going yachts tied up at Long Wharf today, including one registered to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands: Read more.

By - 7/18/15 - 5:58 pm

At the Boston Harbor Hotel this afternoon - just as a couple was getting married there.

By - 7/18/15 - 11:32 am

Today's the anniversary of Kevin White's 1972 call to police in Warwick, RI to convince them to release the Stones - who'd been arrested for a scuffle the night before - or there'd be a riot at the Garden, where 15,000 fans were waiting for them.

Photo of White on the stage at the Garden, telling fans the Stones had been busted, but that he'd just freed them and they were on their way.

By - 7/17/15 - 1:04 pm
White movie related blobby things in downtown Boston

RoadTripNE spotted these large white blobby things, wondered if that meant the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was about to assemble and destroy Faux New York down in the Financial District.

Alas, Robert Caplis reports, there's a more prosaic reason behind the things: Read more.

By - 7/17/15 - 12:56 pm
Bicyclist in the Tip O'Neill Tunnel

Andy MC spotted a bicyclist today where you don't normally see one: Heading north inside the Tip O'Neill Tunnel on I-93.

By - 7/16/15 - 10:39 pm

The BRA board today approved Ashkenazy Acquisition's general "vision plan" for how to turn Faneuil Hall Marketplace into a destination that attracts not only rich tourists but local residents and visitors of more moderate means - in part by making the historic buildings at the core of the marketplace as much a part of visitors' experience as the stores and food. Read more.

By - 7/16/15 - 9:10 pm

A correspondent reports she saw a guy steal the tip jar at the Starbucks at 30 Rowes Wharft around 4:10 p.m. today - despite the best efforts of a barista and a single customer to stop him.

"I feel bad for the working staff, they're not rich," she said, adding she's also upset that while women in the shop called 911, "lots of men in there were buying coffee and they didn't even block the door nor tried to help."

By - 7/16/15 - 4:07 pm
Trombonist on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing

On the outbound Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 7/15/15 - 3:59 pm
U2 fans outside North Station

John Gage came upon U2 fans outside the Garden hoping for a glimpse of Bono's limo around 2:30 p.m.

By - 7/15/15 - 3:56 pm
Mayor Walsh on fake grass in front of Boston City Hall

Photo by Shelagh Dolan.

Mayor Walsh formally inaugurated the new City Hall "lawn" - a 40x40 piece of Astroturf - with cornhole, Adirondack chairs and food he cooked up himself.

By - 7/15/15 - 3:45 pm
Ghostbusters subway entrance in Boston

David Schachner marveled at the new subway entrance in front of 125 High St. today - but wondered who ya gonna call to find out when it opens to the public.

What if?

By - 7/14/15 - 11:38 am

Charlene McBride asks:

Any decent kid-friendly restaurants near Back Bay, Downtown or the North End?

By - 7/13/15 - 6:26 pm
The old Felt club in downtown Boston

Felt in better days

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer has filed a preliminary plan with the BRA to stick 26 floors of residential space above the facade of the existing four-story building at 533 Washington St. that had housed nightclubs for more than 50 years until the state shut Felt in 2012.

The developer bought the building from the Baldekas family last year.

By - 7/13/15 - 12:37 pm
Putting down Astroturf in front of Boston City Hall

Shamus Moynihan watched workers putting down Astroturf on a 40x40 stretch of City Hall Plaza as part of Mayor Walsh's effort to make the normally barren brick wasteland more fun. Part of the effort also includes the plastic Adirondack chairs the city recently plunked down on the plaza.

By - 7/12/15 - 1:29 pm
Ship steering wheels

Views of the Northeast spent some time exploring the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor yesterday.

Copyright Views of the Northeast. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/12/15 - 10:29 am
Naked bicycle rider

OfficerInBoston watched the World Naked Bike Ride Boston edition go by last night.

Not everybody bicycled in complete deshabille, as Arturo Gossage shows us: Read more.

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