Downtown Crossing

By - 6/9/11 - 10:11 am

After seeing the rumor posted on Twitter and LiveJournal, I just now phoned the store to confirm. Liquidators are taking over the store on July 1. The store was unable to renegotiate its lease with the landlord under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

This will leave no new-book stores at all in Downtown Boston. Barnes & Noble closed a block away in 2006.

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By - 6/7/11 - 5:43 pm

Scene on Winter StreetScene on Winter Street. Photo by ChinatownKicks.

Brando reports the victim may have suffered a collapsed lung in the afternoon stabbing. Tinytomtime reports he appeared to have been stabbed in the back.

Police are looking for three suspects, all black males between 18... Read more

By - 5/31/11 - 5:19 pm

Boston Police tweet a man was stabbed this afternoon at Bromfield and Washington streets.... Read more

By - 5/20/11 - 4:42 pm

Boston Police tweet the TD Bank branch at 24 Winter St., was held up this afternoon by a Hispanic male, 5'8" and 220 lbs., wearing a brown sweatshirt, jeans and big sunglasses. He ran toward Washington Street.

By - 5/20/11 - 2:34 pm

USPS truck

Our own Ron Newman took this photo today at the USPS mobile post office in front of the Downtown Crossing Macy's.

By - 5/17/11 - 11:03 am


Jed Hresko noticed one of the city's spiffy new Downtown Crossing trash-compactor cans, but wondered what slogans the city considered for them, then rejected:

HEY kids, go to school!

HEY Fidelity, hire some teens!

No word if the equally new DTX "ambassadors" are using them for what... Read more

By - 5/5/11 - 9:54 am

Subterranean dog

N. forwards this photo, which he took around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday on the Red Line. "Good time and place for a dog walk," he writes.

By - 5/4/11 - 10:32 am

Dan Lord reports the Best Buy vending machine at Downtown Crossing was smashed. MBTA Transit Police say the machine was broken into last night, but that nothing was taken.

The Best Buy machine at Forest Hills was broken into in March; policy say they were able to grab the alleged perp when he returned for more goodies.... Read more

By - 4/17/11 - 9:30 am

Channel 4 reports on intrusive cameramen, complete with a crack from the anchorman, whose own camera people would never ever stick their cameras where they're not wanted:

By - 4/14/11 - 7:21 am

The Herald seems to have captured Menino saying the Hole can stay a hole until those goddamn New Yorkers learn Boston means business. Or something:

People say to me: 'Oh, you've got a hole there - so what! The hole is going to be there until those folks from New York understand we in Boston know how to do development. And just because they

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By - 4/7/11 - 9:48 am

At Washington and Ave. de Lafayette until 3 p.m., BostInnovation advises. Cupcakes and grilled cheese, anyone?

By - 4/5/11 - 5:57 pm

UPDATE: All clearWhat the MBTA is calling a "police action" at Downtown Crossing might be a guy taking a stroll on the train tracks, AlertNewEngland reports.

By - 3/17/11 - 9:49 pm

Harp player on the Red Line

ChinatownKicks took in a harp performance at the Downtown Crossing stop on the Red Line tonight.

Copyright ChinatownKicks. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/11/11 - 2:31 pm

45 Province's empty restaurant

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to cancel the liquor license for a still unopened restaurant at the 45 Province luxury high-rise project.

45 Province spent $225,000 for a liquor license in 2008 in anticipation of finding somebody to operate the three-story restaurant it... Read more

By - 3/8/11 - 4:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to let the owners of 45 Province St. continue to hold onto a liquor license that has gone unused since they acquired it in 2008.

Diane Modica, attorney for the owners of the luxury building, said the owners are finally getting some serious nibbles on the vacant three-story restaurant space - including a proposal by restaurateur Mark Berkowitz... Read more

By - 3/4/11 - 9:33 am

Alleged attackerA Dorchester man is due in court today on charges he attackeds three women, one an ex-girlfriend and another pregnant, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Antwan Thompson, 25, was arraigned today on two counts of assault and battery and one count of aggravated assault and battery, the DA's office... Read more

By - 2/8/11 - 8:06 pm

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on a ruling by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination that the owner of a Downtown Crossing clothing store was irascible but not racist when he demanded to know why a black man from Kenya thought he sold watches.

The commission said Alan Swartz, formerly of Mr. Alan's Clothing, was just naturally cranky and that it did not believe Swartz threatened... Read more

By - 2/7/11 - 8:55 am

The Fire Department is on scene; expect delays, of course.

By - 2/4/11 - 6:59 am

Proposed Hayward PlaceProposed Hayward Place. Rendering from BRA.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority reports Millennium Partners have filed new plans for a 15-story residential building on what is now a parking lot across from the Ritz, which they also built.

Hayward Place will mean 265 new residential units,... Read more