Zoo!

In Recreation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

I went to Roger Williams Park Zoo with some of my family from the Cape, including my nieces (1 and 2 years old, their first visit). We had a great day, only had to duck under a roof for about 10 minutes to avoid some rain. We saw lots of animals and the girls were wonderful, only two bouts of …

Site tour: Providence Career and Technical Academy

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson24 Comments

Wednesday I had the opportunity to tour the new Providence Career and Technical Academy on Cranston Street. Some info about the new school: The PCTA is a brand-new, state-of-the-art career and technical education center. PCTA will be the region’s finest physical plant, designed to provide integrated academic and technical instruction in the areas of general construction, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and …

Bikes Ride Here

In Bicycles by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo from Bike New Haven Design New Haven reports on the city of New Haven’s newly launched website, Bike New Haven, and boy is it great. Great starting from the above photo on the front page. Bikes Ride Here, on the street, amen! As Design New Haven outlines, the site is full of great information about cycling in New Haven. …

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Downcity Design Review Committee – August 3, 2009

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, August 3, 2009 • 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: July 13, 2009 Project Review View Larger Map 1. DRC Application No. 09.14, 111 Westminster Street/50 Kennedy Plaza (Industrial Trust Company Building, now Bank …

GC: Photos – closingatnever

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Still catching up with submissions to our Flickr Group, this time from closingatnever. Cold Water District, Bath St, Smith Hill area | Photo © closingatnever from Flickr The bay near Save The Bay | Photo © closingatnever from Flickr Escalator at the Westin | Photo © closingatnever from Flickr If you’d like your photos featured here, join our Flickr Group …

Explore North Burial Ground – July 28, 2009

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Photo from The North Main Street Project Explore North Burial Ground Enjoy an evening exploration of the historic and environmentally sensitive North Burial Ground with historian Robert O. Jones and ghost stories from writer, raconteur, and neighbor Mark Binder at a FREE public event hosted by the North Main Street Committee and the Summit Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 28 …

GC: Photos – hotnightcrasher

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Some more photos shared in our Flickr Group, this time from hotnightcrasher. Photo © hotnightcrasher from Flickr Photo © hotnightcrasher from Flickr Photo © hotnightcrasher from Flickr Photo © hotnightcrasher from Flickr If you’d like your photos featured here, join our Flickr Group and submit them.

Video: Stroll Federal Hill? Walk lights FAIL

In Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

Over the last month or so, much work has been done to the signals along the Service Roads on the west side of Route 95. At first it was pretty good, new LED walk lights with countdowns went in, and though they only give you 9 seconds to cross, they were brighter and worked well. Lately, I’ve noticed they don’t …

GC: Photos – Providence at Night

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We’ve had a number of great photos submitted to our Flickr Group, so we’re going to catch up in a few posts sharing them here. Starting off with some shots by pvdEric of Providence at night: Fulton Street in Kennedy Plaza | By pvdEric The Iway bridge* from Point Street | By pvdEric Downcity rooftops | By pvdEric If you …

195 Street Grid Part 2: Walk Light FAIL in Davol Square

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

I’m including this post as part of the 195 Street Grid series because it highlights a very simple but important failure. These lights have been here for a couple (several?) months; the infrastructure for cars is in place, lights are up and on, islands have been moved to make way for lanes, lanes have been marked… The pedestrian infrastructure however, …

Community Boating Renaissance Regatta

In Events by Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

This Thursday (7/23/09), rain or shine, the Providence Community Boating Center at India Point Park will be hosting it’s annual Renaissance Regatta. From the CBC website: The Regatta is a perfect opportunity to help a great Ocean State cause. Sponsors provide a team of employee-sailors (or sponsor a proxy team) to sail in a series of small boat relays, slaloms, …

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City Plan Commission – July 21, 2009

In Government by Greater City Providence6 Comments

Notice of Regular Meeting • Tuesday, July 21, 2009 • 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: June 16, 2009 Director’s Report Land Development Projects 1. Case No. 09-002MA – 175 Broad Street (Public Informational Meeting) Request for Master Plan stage …

Greater City Providence’s New Facebook Page

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We’ve switched up our Facebook presence from a Group to a Page. The page allows posts made here to feed directly to Facebook, and if you become a fan of our page, direct to your Facebook Wall. Very 2.0 of us, isn’t it? Visit our Facebook Page to become a fan. And if you’re not feeling Facebook, you can also …