Greater City Providence

Save Chestnut Falls!

Old Route 195 overpass at Chestnut Street this afternoon:

Just kidding, tear the sucker down!

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.


  • Oh I can’t wait for that hideous, pigeon waste encrusted abomination to be fully “urban planned” into non-existence.

  • Jef, any idea why the Wickenden Street demolition is taking so much longer than even the revised estimate? The anticipation is killing me, and the thought of the rest of the demolition taking a similarly long time is disheartening.

  • I’ve heard several reasons for delays at Wickenden.

    Sorting of materials for recycling taking longer than expected
    Needing to restrict hours due to proximity of residences
    Needing to keep traffic flowing on Wickenden

    The Wickenden work is a separate bid from the rest, so the company doing this may not be thr company working on the rest.

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