Greater City Providence

In other Kennedy Plaza news, more cafe seating

Kennedy Plaza

Kennedy Plaza

Kennedy Plaza
Photos by Jef Nickerson

Greater Kennedy Plaza has got some new cafe tables and chairs set up in the area around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument across from City Hall. There’s also a vendor selling hot dogs and such.

Also, I didn’t take a picture, because they were mostly done, but there was a crew removing the bollards and chains from outside City Hall:

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Hopefully this is a permanent condition. I’ve noticed over recent weeks that the Haven Bros. peeps have been setting up tables and chairs outside city hall, which is a welcome development for street life in the Plaza.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • I never understood the purpose of the chains that block those sections off in front of City Hall. I’d like to see them put the big doors back in use. Why do we have to go to the sides of the building? Why not allow people to walk in the big old doors at the front of the building?

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