Curves Closes on Hope (and closes, and closes)

In Retail, Retail Updates by Bret AncowitzLeave a Comment

The “Curves for Women” exercise storefront on Hope Street near Lippett Park is now for rent. I’m not sure how long that’s been the case, but it got me to thinking about the types of retail we all would like and not like to see in our neighborhoods. First, about “Curves,” they initially seem to be a good fit for …

Testing the QAlert System Part III

In Government by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Ok, remember the city’s QAlert System which I decided to put to the test (link, link)? I had submitted that the bricks were loose in the crosswalk at Benefit and Waterman. I got a response that the complaint was submitted. Well over the last few weeks, not only have the offending bricks been removed… …but so have all the bricks …

Phoenix Party

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Last Thursday I attended the 30th Anniversary Party for the Providence Phoenix, thanks to Ian for the invite. Sheila over at the ProJo shared her thoughts on writing for the first issue of the New Paper (the predecessor to the Phoenix) and took some photos of the festivities, including this lovely shot of me snarling at her: Photo by Sheila …

Steel Yard Halloween Iron Pour

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The Steel Yard presents it’s 3rd annual HALLOWEEN IRON POUR! Friday, October 31st – 6:00pm 27 Sims Avenue, Providence This Halloween, come down to the Steel Yard for another molten metal spectacular! The gates open at 6:00 on October 31st at the Steel Yard, and admission is $5. Activities from 6pm – 7pm will include a ceramic bowl sale by …

Festival at the Bridge to India Point Park

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The new pedestrian bridge to India Point Park is now open, and to celebrate, there will be a festival tomorrow, Saturday, at 1pm. There will be bands, sailboat rides courtesy of Community Boating, and many activities for the whole family!

Dunk 2.0

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

September 5th, I went to the Press Event for the re-opening of the Dunkin Donuts Center. Today I finally had the opportunity to download my photos:

Testing the QAlert System Part II

In Government by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

On Monday I posted about the city’s new QAlert system for reporting issues to the city and tested it. I sent in a request to repair a brick crosswalk at the intersection of Benefit and Waterman. I received an automated reply today. Activity was posted on a service request (ID: 1304) that you filed. The service request and activity details …

ProJo asks, ‘Hotel or parking lot?’

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Daniel Barbarisi wrote a story in the Providence Journal last week about what is going on at the Hotel Sierra site on Washington Street. The developer, Joseph DiBattista tells Dan that the hotel is still on track, but construction will start later than expected. OK. Dan interviewed me for his article, here’s my bits: Providence can’t keep allowing developers to …

Providence Open Market moves to Pawtucket?

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Well OK, I kid, kind of. But why is the Providence Open Market moving from Westminster Street Downcity to Lippitt Park on the Pawtucket line? The Providence Open Market, now in its 2nd season, is the city’s only Open-Air Market where you can shop for handmade artisan goods and fine art. Now located in picturesque Lippitt Park, on the east …

Brief solicitation

In People by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

My friend Noreen is doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City and is raising pledges. If you’d care to help my friend reach her goal, please visit her Pledge Page.

No more free parking

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

From left, site of proposed but unbuilt Empire at Broadway, OneTen Westminster Street, and Grant’s Block David Segal rumors on Daily Dose that the Hotel Sierra, proposed for Washington Street is dead. David thinks it is time for the perpetual cycle of propose flashy new building for site of current historic or semi-historic building, get variance, get approvals, tear down …

2008 Pawtucket Arts Festival

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The tenth annual Pawtucket Arts Festival starts next month. The mission of the festival is: The mission of the Pawtucket Arts Festival is to present a series of events that are high-quality visual, performance and participatory arts EVENTS every year, by Rhode Island, regional, national and internationally-known artists that take place for the enjoyment of Pawtucket residents and visitors to …

Google Maps Adds Walking Directions!

In Transportation by Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

View Larger Map I spotted this post on Lifehacker this morning and immediately had to give it a shot. Sure enough, Google Maps now lets you find walking directions. I also noticed that when using GMaps to give you directions using public transit, the portion of your journey that may include a walk now has turn-by-turn walking directions instead of …

Greater Kennedy Plaza

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Burnside Park The city has been working in recent month on short term moves, and long term planning to improve what they are calling the Greater Kennedy Plaza area. That work has begun to manifest itself over recent weeks. On Thursday’s in recent weeks, food has been served in Burnside Park. Today, the Thursday event was expanded to become Market …

Here today, gone today

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This morning This afternoon This building at the corner of Atwells and Bond Street appeared to be having work done to it in recent weeks. As with the building next to it, all the windows were removed (in the building next to it, new windows were then installed) and workers have been in and out of the building for months. …