Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing

By - 8/4/15 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning voted unanimously to approve what would be Boston's first medical-marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St.

The board approved the conditional permit needed by Patriot Care for the dispensary, at which patients with prescriptions will be able to purchase marijuana.

The board was not swayed by arguments by city councilors Bill Limrhan, Steve Murphy and Michael Flaherty, by local residents groups and by St. Francis House that the facility would flood a rapidly developing area with new drug users, would lead to existing drug users preying on patients and was not accessible enough to people in cars.

Resident Rishi Shukla said there is "another 120 miles of Suffolk County," Patriot Care should consider.

Mayor Walsh and city councilors Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley, Tito Jackson and Matt O'Malley supported the proposal.

By - 7/31/15 - 6:43 pm
Dancing guy in Downtown Crossing in Boston

Tom McLaughlin was enjoying the dancing by Downtown Crossing's newest character this afternoon when a cranky jerk demanded police do something about him. McLaughlin reports that as officers were talking to dancer guy and getting him to pack up, crank guy started screaming "faggot" at him, because, of course, haters gonna hate. McLaughlin adds: Read more.

By - 7/29/15 - 6:14 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.

By - 7/27/15 - 6:40 pm

Sarah Connors captured this kid dancing in the rain in Downtown Crossing this afternoon. Read more.

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 - 7/13/15 - 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 - 6/30/15 - 3:09 pm
View from the top of Millennium Tower

The other night, a roving UHub photographer managed to rove himself right up to the current top of the Millennium Tower under construction where Filene's used to be and shares some of the views from up there - in a building where at least one top-level condo is being marketed at $37 million.

The view towards Back Bay and the other towers put up by Millennium Partners - the Ritz Carlton down Washington Street: Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 7:51 am

School Street was blocked overnight after a water main burst near Washington, but Tom Griffiths, who works right there, reports that around 7:30 a.m.

It's fine. All cleaned up, no traffic block.

By - 6/11/15 - 8:20 am

The Voice of Downtown Boston introduces us to PABU, a San Francisco Japanese restaurant that will open on two floors of the Millennium Tower next fall.

The modern izakaya and sushi bar will feature market-fresh menu with fish sourced locally from New England and flown in fresh from Japan’s famous Tsukiji market.

By - 6/9/15 - 8:27 pm
Portable toilet soaring high over Downtown Crossing

MiniatureBuddha watched a portable toilet soaring majestically over Downtown Crossing on its way to some top floor at the Millennium Tower this afternoon.

By - 6/2/15 - 11:08 am

At the request of the applicant, the Zoning Board of Appeals today deferred hearing the case for and against a medical-marijuana dispensary on Milk Street downtown until July 7. Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 11:57 am
Failed ninja

Transit Police report arresting a man on charges he groped a woman in the tunnel between the Orange and Red Lines at Downtown Crossing Thursday morning - and after he tried to fight off arriving officers. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 10:33 am
Line for Ogawa coffee in Downtown Crossing

AlistonTBoston shows us the line this morning outside the newly open Ogawa Coffee on Milk Street, which features the Japanese take on coffee, which includes extra fancy foam designs and stadium seating so you can watch the baristas - and this morning, free four-ounce bags of beans for the first 100 people.

By - 5/15/15 - 3:37 pm

Around 3:30 p.m. on the Forest Hills side, near the fare gates at the front of the platform. The victim's injuries are not considered life threatening.

By - 5/14/15 - 8:11 am

An annoyed citizen fumes about a pedicab driver cursing out people on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing yesterday afternoon: Read more.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:41 pm
Redcoats in Downtown Crossing, Boston

Even with just three members, His Majesty's regiment of foot so impressed the rebellious townspeople of Boston this afternoon that they declared the land reclaimed for the king without having to exchange a single volley.

By - 4/29/15 - 4:14 pm
Line at Roche Bros in Downtown Crossing, Boston

Dan O'Brien thought of Disneyworld when he saw the line of people waiting to get into the Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. on its opening day today.

The store is also accessible via the subway stop.

By - 4/26/15 - 1:45 pm
Hub of the Universe

Adam Castiglioni reports the developers of the old Filene's building have uncovered the old marker designating the exact center of all creation, right at the corner of Washington and Summer Streets, where it had lain covered up after Filene's went out of business in an era we'd just as soon prefer to forget.

The very definition of the Hub of the Universe.

By - 4/24/15 - 11:29 am

Roche Bros. reports its new Downtown Crossing store, opening next Wednesday, will have entrances/exits onto the concourse of the Downtown Crossing T stop.

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