Fort Point

By - 4/29/16 - 6:21 pm

The Globe reports Bostonians have once again crushed the dreams and hopes of rich people who just wanted to have some fun. Yes, IndyCar Boston is dead.

City Hall blames IndyCar:

The City of Boston will always be open to opportunities that will positively showcase our city, however as we continued to work with Boston Grand Prix they were unwilling or unable to meet the necessary requirements to hold an event of this size. The Mayor feels strongly in protecting the taxpayers and limiting the impact to residents, and we are not shy that we held them to very high standards."

By - 4/4/16 - 8:00 am

The Globe reports on a possible residential tower at 7 Channel Center. Current zoning there would only allow roughly seven stories, but that wouldn't be financially feasible, the developer says.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:25 pm

UPDATE: Original "World Refrigerator Headquarters" headline changed, because GE is selling off its consumer-appliances division.

GE announced today it's buying a couple of buildings and land on Necco Street from Proctor and Gamble for its new world headquarters. Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 5:32 pm

There's a meeting this evening for Fort Point residents to learn more about the IndyCar race. IndyCar organizers don't want to take any chances that boo birds dominate the discussion, so they're offering a little something to supporters who show up: Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 3:48 pm

Dan Feidt reports:

The bees are officially out and landing on people like me in Ft Point Boston. February bees!

By - 1/20/16 - 9:54 am

Corrected to note that the No group registered its domain first.

Our own John Keith noticed yesterday that when you go to noindycarboston.com, you're immediately redirected to indycarboston.com - and that the "no" domain is registered to Kathryn Norton, a.k.a. Kate Norton, a.k.a. the PR person for the proposed annual car race through the streets around the convention center. The actual No IndyCar Boston is at noindycarboston.org.

By - 11/17/15 - 7:38 am
Cloth elephant on the move in South Boston

Payette, a Congress Street architectural-design firm, designed itself Pearl the elephant as part of a circus-themed display at the International Interior Design Association's fall New England fashion show earlier this month. Yesterday, staffers wheeled Pearl over to the South Boston convention center for the Architecture Boston Expo.

Read more.

By - 6/20/15 - 11:57 am
Artists for Humanity proposed building in South Boston

Architect's rendering, not by Elkus Manfredi.

Artists for Humanity recently submitted detailed plans for its proposed expansion at 100 W. 2 St. in South Boston.

The plans call to use land purchased from Gillette to add some 57,000 square feet of space to the organization's existing 24,000-square foot "EpiCenter" - where teens are matched with design and art jobs at local companies. Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 2:34 pm
By - 5/31/15 - 12:46 pm
Inside the Fort Point Pentalum on the Lawn at D

Brad Kelly took a walk through the newly opened Pentalum on the Lawn at D. Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 7:15 pm
Proposed Indy Car course in South Boston

The speediest of them all will take home cash prizes. The Verizon IndyCar Series today announced a race along the roads of the waterfront and Fort Point over Labor Day weekend in 2016:

The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course winding around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The event will mark the first time an Indy car race has been contested in the area.

The races will then become an annual event at least through 2020.

By - 5/8/15 - 9:27 pm
Guy on Fort Point Channel dock

A concerned citizen complains about this guy who seems to have set up housekeeping on the one public-access dock in Fort Point Channel:

Fort Point Harbor Walk squatter has returned. Scaring off visitors who dare to venture onto the dock.

By - 4/15/15 - 8:59 am
Fishing boats at the Boston Fish Pier

With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.

By - 3/22/15 - 11:29 am
The State Street building on A Street in Fort Point

Zinnia really likes the new State Street building in Channel Center in Fort Point.

By - 2/21/15 - 11:10 pm
Giant icicle in Fort Point

Roving UHub photographer Tu Qab stopped to photograph this impressive icicle on the side of 347 Congress St. in Fort Point today.

By - 2/13/15 - 2:20 pm
Subaru crushed by falling ice in Fort Point, Boston

Patti McCarron photographed a Subaru with its hood destroyed by ice that plummeted onto it from a building on Melcher Street today.

By - 1/30/15 - 12:22 pm
Penguin space saver in Fort Point Channel

Heather Parker says this space saver behind Midway Studios, off Channel Center Street in Fort Point, is in the running for one of the best of the year.

By - 1/16/15 - 7:30 am
Wharf District

Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.

By - 11/11/14 - 8:44 am
Welcome to Fort Point sign

Paul Villanova notes the angst on the Fort Point welcome sign, which famously greets you as you leave Fort Point.