Downtown Crossing

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.

By - 4/18/15 - 8:31 pm
Turkey in downtown Boston
Downtown Boston turkey

Jamie Walsh reports this turkey was just ambling about Temple Place around 7:50 p.m.

Craig Caplan reports she spent some time hanging out next to jm Curley - fortunately for her, wild turkey was not on the menu tonight.

In 2013:
Mumbles the Turkey tours downtown Boston.

By - 4/17/15 - 2:48 pm

Rocco Collella, 30, of the South End, was released on personal recognizance yesterday on a charge of videotaping an unsuspecting person in the nude for a February incident in the men's room at the Marshalls store in Downtown Crossing, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 4/13/15 - 9:05 pm
Spiderman surrounded on Tremont Street in Boston.

Spiderman turned on Tremont, only to find he was already surrounded. Craig Caplan couldn't bear to stick around to see what happened.

By - 4/7/15 - 5:32 pm
MBTA Orange Line train not going anywhere

No room on the train. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

Tonight's line of mourners for the Orange Line includes a very special guest, Channel 7's own Dan Hausle, who had a Vine time recording the wait at Downtown Crossing, where riders piled up because of a train that ascended to Valhalla at Chinatown.

Update, 5:58 p.m. Shamus Moynihan reports:

DTX for 25 mins. Train came through too full. Sign saying 4 mins the whole time.

By - 4/7/15 - 11:14 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force released a photo of the guy it says robbed the Eastern Bank branch at 63 Franklin St. around 4:15 p.m. on March 26.

He's described as white, about 50, 5'8" to 5'10" and 160 to 180 bls, with some facial scruff and a fondness for bulky gray hoodies.

If he sounds familiar, contact the task force at 617-223-6185.

By - 4/6/15 - 1:56 pm

The Boston Public Improvement Commission will hold a hearing April 16 on the supermarket chain's request to allow outdoor seating outside its new store in the old Filene's building on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in City Hall Room 801.

H/t FortPointer.

By - 4/5/15 - 6:13 pm

Will Gordon, who writes about beer for Deadspin (and sports for boston.com) and Stoddard's, which sells beer downtown, along with various fans and friends and coworkers on both sides have spent much of the past day exchanging expletive-laden pleasantries over what a Stoddard's bartender may or may not have said about a particular type of craft beer in what may or may not have been a private discussion yesterday afternoon.

By - 4/2/15 - 9:50 am

Goody Glover's, the Irish bar in the North End that was shut to make way for a Peet's, says it's re-opening somewhere in Downtown Crossing.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 3/25/15 - 3:20 pm
Shuttle bus on Red Line at Park Street

A lone shuttle bus at Park Street.

UPDATE: Transit Police report the man was taken out alive from under the train.

A man jumped in front of a train around 2:20 p.m. on the outbound side of the Red Line.

One witness on the platform said he heard a "boom" then screeching as the train driver hit the brakes.

The MBTA substituted bus service between JFK/UMass and Kendall as firefighters and paramedics worked to extract the man and get him to a hospital.

Firefighter with Jaws of Life going down to platform:

By - 3/14/15 - 11:21 am
Wedding proposal at Pi Alley

Joe Cabrera wasn't the only person to head to Pi Alley in Downtown Crossing around 9:26 on this fine 3/14/15. He reports watching a man get down on one knee and propose to his inamorata at exactly that time:

Bride says groom does geeky stuff.

H/t Ginnette for the headline.

By - 3/13/15 - 8:53 am
Screaming gargoyles in Downtown Crossing

That would, of course, be the intersection of Washington Street with Winter and Summer in Downtown Crossing, where, if you look up, way up, at the top of the building with the Corner entrance, you'll see a series of screaming mad gargoyles.

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