More like 2.3 million, a Boston Business Journal editor concludes after doing some calculations.
The Globe reports the operators of the one-time "festival" marketplace plan to start charging the street performers who provide much of the festival feeling a fee to entertain shoppers.
Benjamin CL reports on the fog layer that made half the Hancock and most of the downtown skyline disappear, at least as seen from Wollaston Beach late this afternoon.
Remember the Braintree guy who waltzed across the Red Line tracks just as a train was entering Andrew after the St. Patrick's Day parade?
A judge ordered him to stay out of South Boston, but didn't order him to stay away from the T, which might have saved him some trouble Wednesday night, when, as Transit Police report, he was in a foul, foul mood around 11 p.m. at Park Street station: Read more.
Meaghan O'Malley shows us the view from her office of the Echelman floating sculpture above the Greenway.
Judging by how quiet the State Police Twitter feed is, we're going to assume that the driver of this truck, captured this morning by David Fisher, saw the second CARS ONLY sign and suddenly realized that, whoa, maybe he should stop and back up.
A new take-out sushi place could open soon at 92 State St.
State Street Sushi will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. if the Boston Licensing Board tomorrow approves its request for a food-serving license. Nobody opposed the granting of a license at a hearing this morning.
Julian Tryba gives us the time-lapse of the installation of the Echelman piece above the Greenway.
Nick Barber shows us Janet Echelman's statue, being erected above the Greenway today.
Shortly after midnight. Arriving firefighters fairly quickly got him out of the water and into a boat, to await EMTs - who also had to help a firefighter injured in the rescue effort.
Boston loves its lions. From stately lions in our main library to lions that spout water around a flagpole, from stylized lions with wings to lions that proclaim the majesty of the British empire, lions are our pride. Read more
This photo shows the scene outside a Downtown Crossing Citizens Bank yesterday afternoon not long after police arrived to arrest the guy on the ground - who didn't get far after he robbed a woman of her money and phone at the ATM, thanks to the bearded guy on the left, who grabbed him and held him for police.
Jeff, the man who stepped in, reports:
I just did what I hope someone else would've done had it been one of my loved ones.
The Globe reports on Related Beal's proposal for a 14-story tower across Causeway from the ramps to the Zakim with " rents well below the going market rates."
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 Boston Licensing Board considers a proposal for a coffee shop at 108 Lincoln St. at a hearing next week.
Gracenote Coffee, which already roasts beans, plans to open an eponymous coffee bar in the front half of an office there. It'll be staffed by the guy who now pedals the Coffee Trike around Dewey Square.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
NorthEndWaterfront.com photographed the commemoration on the Greenway yesterday, attended by several thousand people.
Roche Bros. reports its new Downtown Crossing store, opening next Wednesday, will have entrances/exits onto the concourse of the Downtown Crossing T stop.