Curbed Boston reports.
Boston Police report they are looking for a woman who walked into Barney's in Copley Place on Jan. 10 and walked out with a purse selling for $10,290 - without paying for it.
Police say she was accompanied by a boy, between 8 and 14.
If she looks familiar, Det. Matt Tierney would like to have a word with you, at 617-343-4683.
Liz recounts a sorry lunch at Osushi in Copley Place:
This place is only surviving on Groupon deals and unaware conference attendees. Don’t go to Osushi (it's difficult to find in the mall, so maybe if you tried to go, you gave up and went somewhere else, anyway). There are plenty of less expensive sushi places in Boston that have fresh fish and good service.
John Ford writes the developer is sending out mixed signals about the skyline-changing project.
Channel 5 tracks down the Andover father whose video of his daughter saying "bye!" to people going down a Copley Place escalator became an Internet sensation this week - two years after he posted it.
The Herald reports on last night's BRA meeting on a developer's plan to build a tower with 318 condos and new retail space above the existing Neiman Marcus.
The Globe reports a planned 47-story addition to Copley Place has critics roiling.
Because the thought that Boston Police have a mobile security tower like the one parked outside Copley Place is kind of depressing. Peter the Gr8 took the photo and looked around for Snake Plissken.
Apparently, Copley Place thought you might, so they put one up, as Ryan Durling shows us.
Jo photographed what appears to be a bobbing raft but is actually a picnic table being submerged by a rising Charles River at Norumbega Park in Newton today.
William Ricker stopped to watch an impromptu fountain formed by an overflowing sewer on Coffey Street in Dorchester on Sunday:
Meanwhile, Penny Cherubino provides photographic proof that not even Copley Place was immune from the power of a nor'easter.
Photos opyright Jo and William Decker, respectively.
Simon Properties, owners of the mall, want to stick a 47-story structure atop it that would include a four-story "winter garden" and 300 condos (starting at $1 million) according to the Boston Business Journal and the Herald.
The Journal notes:
No additional parking is called for by Simon in the plan, which noted the proximity of nearby public transit stations.
When plans for the project first surfaced in 2006, the Herald quoted sources as saying Simon was looking at a 20- to 30-story building.
Quite the nuthouse around town early this morning as frenzied people willing to forego showers for several days rushed local retailers trying to get their hands on the latest Playstation console. Cops had to shoo rain-sodden hordes away from the Fenway Best Buy because the store didn't have a permit to open at midnight. Then there was Copley Place, where people camped out for days to await the opening of the Sony Style store this morning. Alexander Sliwinski reports from the scene (and posts photos of people in tents):
... As the rain pours down in Boston, with thunder and lightning accompanying, a couple hundred people devoted to purchasing a PS3 are left standing outside the mall. Two factions have sprung up and the tension is building. ...
The brutal aftermath (but at least nobody got shot).
Miss Browneyedgirlie spotted some of the Copley campers as she left work around 10 last night. She says it's all yet another thing about men that mystifies her:
... I understand that it's entertainment. And that it's a stress reliever. I get all that, I do.
It's the urge to put your life on hold for as long as it takes to get that gleaming hunk of plastic in your strong hands that has me scratching my head in wonder. ...
Amy is more blunt: What the fuck is wrong with people?
Waiting for an Xbox.