Presumed Parking Lot-ification

In Housing, Parking, Rumor by Matthew Coolidge25 Comments

For the past week or so, there has been a string of caution tape between two cones in front of a house on Cumberland St. Next door: a vacant lot, and next to that, a house that has had the same tape and some chain link propped against it for about a year. A few days ago, I noticed the …

It’s boating season in Providence

In Events, Recreation, Waterfront by Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

This Saturday Providence Community Boating is hosting a free open house starting at 1pm with skippered sailboat rides and a BBQ. Additionally, there will be Audubon Birds of Prey presentations at 1:15 pm and 2:45 pm. Anyone who joins either CBC or Audubon Society of Rhode Island as a 2012 member at the event will receive a free bird-watching boat …

Friday is Bike to Work Day

In Bicycles, Events, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge8 Comments

You didn’t forget, did you? Pump up those tires and check your brakes cause there’s no better way to end the work week than to show up at the office in your Hawaiian shirt on your bike. RI Bike has arranged the bike commuters breakfast and coffee, courtesy of Whole Foods Market, RABAR, and New Harvest Coffee Roasters, as well …

Updated: May is bike month

In Bicycles, Events, Recreation, Roads, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge6 Comments

Update: This post previously had links to last year’s events. Sorry about that! (page updated 5/1/12 @ 4pm) Congratulations, you made it through one of the most mild winters on record. If you took advantage of the warmer temps and got out on the bike, good on ya! For the rest of you, if you haven’t been out on your …