Our Dumb Criminals make their triumphant return: The Globe reports a Southie dude was arrested on Newbury Street today: He's charged with possession of a Mercedes stolen in Stoneham, which he allegedly used to take a friend of the female persuasion for a cruise down Newbury Street, unaware that police would be following the LoJack alarm and arrest him as he stepped out of the Nike store - in front of which he'd double-parked while picking up some new footwear, phew.
According to well placed sources, The Women is using Newbury Street as a stand-in for New York in at least one scene. Spies on the set reported seeing period New York City cabs on the street.
Ed. note: OK, I don't have a future in celebrity journalism.
Doppiavu photographs some guy who set up an easel to paint a Newbury Street building - right in the middle of a crosswalk.
Riggs discusses a Back Bay vagrant who likes to yell a lot:
... On my walk to the T tonight, I saw him at the corner of Newbury and Hereford throwing trash into the air, swearing the entire time.
And, by into the air, I mean way UP in the air. It was like the Swedish Chef tossing chickens around. ...
Bostonia Rantida lets loose on the young women of Newbury Street:
... I'm tired of idiot girls in giant sunglasses, unnecessary leggings, and giant name brand purses (what do you call them here? pocketbooks?)/shopping bags on their arms walking around like retards who can't seem to get the fuck out of the way for oncoming pedestrian traffic. ...
Josh Ourisman somehow survived a trip on the CT1 bus from Central Square to Mass. Ave. and Newbury today:
Jeffrey is so aghast at the typographic crime at StEphanie's that he is forced to take photos to document it.
The Weekly Dig reports somebody stole a five-foot wide wreath shaped like a peace symbol from the Other Side on Newbury Street.
Madhu takes in and describes the "Carscapes" exhibit at the Copley Society, but says one of her favorite parts of the evening was walking on Newbury Street:
... I have a perfect image of a Saturday night on Newbury St, early in the evening, 7 or 8 o'clock, with the sky dark and bright lights strung on leaveless trees, the best kind of glittering Christmassy city lights. ...
H photographs, analyzes an oddly decal'ed Hummer on Newbury Street today.
... With the holidays we've increased the patrols. Double, sometimes triple, just because we do that every year. I think anywhere you look, the shopping areas around the city - Mayor Menino, the Police Commissioner have put extra patrols out there. You see them at Downtown Crossing, you'll see them on Newbury St, and you'll see them on Boylston St. ...
Some people can't avert their eyes from car wrecks. Amy can't stop looking at the parade of ugly on Newbury Street:
... I saw a woman wearing a big puffy black tulle skirt, a black bustier bodicey thing, black ballet flats, and leggings. It was a cavalcade of fug. A fugvalanche. ...
Chika begins to wonder if that psychic lady on Newbury Street might actually know things.
Boston Chomps on Petit Robert Bistro downtown: We'll definitely be back.
Lyss on Zocalo in Brighton: What a pleasant first experience at a restaurant.
Lewis Forman on Kashmir on Newbury Street: I have never seen a grumpier group of servers ever. Except at McDonalds.
Guns, shmuns. Obviously, the most important crisis facing Boston today is sandwich boards on Newbury Street! So Lewis Forman looks forward to more Newbury Street action:
... Maybe the city will offer a "Chalk Buy Back Program" for the shop owners. ...