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By adamg - 7/21/19 - 1:58 pm
Tourists in the shade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

A.k.a. Tommy noticed that Faneuil Hall Marketplace tourists, who normally spread across the bricks, were sticking to the shade today.

By adamg - 5/30/19 - 11:43 pm
Bruins manhole cover in Boston

Maria M. looked down while at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and noticed this newly painted manhole cover.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 4/21/19 - 11:41 am
Shrubs and statue of Kevin White at Faneuil Hall

An annoyed citizen can't believe how nice shade trees were replaced by stubby little shrubs in front of Faneuil Hall and so filed a 311 complaint about it: Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/19 - 3:35 pm
Archiect's rendering of proposed Dock Square building

Architect's rendering of what visitors to Faneuil Hall could one day see.

In a strongly worded letter, the Boston Preservation Alliance last week urged the BPDA to kill a developer's plans to rebuild the Hard Rock Cafe garage next to Faneuil Hall Marketplace into what the alliance says would be a monument to god-awfulness. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/19 - 8:51 am

Maureen Rogers said the waitresses had reason to be surly back in the day: The owner was prone to bouts of screaming and raging, the days were long and hard and the pay sucked.

Nina took the nasty Durgin waitress to a new level. I once saw here leaning out the unscreened window, raining change down on the heads of her departing customers, and telling them to “shove your tip up your fucking asses.”

Still, she says she'll miss the Indian pudding (and provides a recipe for it).

By adamg - 1/5/19 - 10:31 pm

Samantha Washburn was among the people who tried to get into Durgin-Park tonight, after hearing the news the venerable restaurant would be closing forever on Jan. 12. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/19 - 5:56 pm
Durgin-Park matchbook cover

Old Durgin-Park matchbook cover. See it larger.

The place that's been serving food since before you were born will close forever on Jan. 12, NBC Boston reports. The joint just doesn't make money anymore, WBZ reports. Has anybody checked on the Union Oyster House?

Image from the BPL matchbook-cover collection.

By adamg - 1/3/19 - 12:35 pm
Big Christmas tree being taken down at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Ashish Kasturia said good bye to the giant Christmas tree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

This week and next, Boston will pick up residents' un-decorated Christmas trees on their recycling days.

By adamg - 11/25/18 - 4:19 pm
Tuba player near Faneuil Hall

Leslee captured this tuba player near Faneuil Hall yesterday. He was leaving the 2018 Boston Tuba Christmas performance which, yes, featured a pack of tuba players.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 11/19/18 - 8:50 pm
Blue lights on trellis at Christopher Columbus Park

Petra A. wandered around Christopher Columbus Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace this evening.

By adamg - 11/7/18 - 9:59 am
Faneuil Hall tree
By adamg - 10/28/18 - 2:42 pm

Boston Police are taking no chances with the outcome of tonight's World Series game: Traffic barriers go up at 10 p.m. from the BU Bridge to Mass. Ave. and along Boylston, Ipswich, Lansdowne, Van Ness and Jersey streets. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/18 - 3:23 pm

Alex Goldstein forwards the news that Mel Stiller, who has long led Friday-night singalongs at Jacob Wirth, will be playing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace until the restaurant recovers from water damage from a June 10 fire a couple floors up.

Stiller will play on an outdoor piano near Durgin Park and J.J. Donovan's, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on four straight Fridays, starting on July 20.

By adamg - 7/4/18 - 10:59 am
Minuteman picking up a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee

Huzzah! David Finnerty ran across this Minuteman picking up an iced coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts near Faneuil Hall this sweltering Independence Day.

By adamg - 5/17/18 - 2:34 pm
Dead dinosaur

Travel New England spotted this dino in trouble near Faneuil Hall Marketplace today, wondered if it collapsed from heat stroke or got hit by a car.

By adamg - 2/16/18 - 10:09 am
Dock Square rendering

Architect's rendering

A Brooklyn developer has filed detailed plans for its proposed remake of the dowdy Dock Square garage, from several levels of parking with a restaurant at the bottom into a shimmering 17-story residential building with several levels of parking and a restaurant at the bottom. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/17 - 8:22 pm

Mike Ball reports on an interlude on the cobblestones outside the Quincy Market building today:

Not-at-all-shy hawk went for lunch at Boston's Quincy Market. It started right on the pigeon, thrilling and disgusting the tourists and locals. This young female brought the pigeon down with a thump (apparently dead before hitting the paving stones) and looked at 50 or so of us like, "You'd better not try to take my meal!"

Oh, you want a look? But of course: Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/17 - 11:57 am

A night out ended in the emergency room for a patron at Mija last month after another man with whom he'd argued with hit him square in the forehead with a glass from six to ten feet away, a bar owner and police said today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/17 - 9:50 am
Betware the Fake Monk Mafia

Flannfry braves the tourist warrens around Quincy Market to bring us this warning about the saffron-robed "monks" who are, once again, trawling for dollars.

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