Coming to a thoroughfare near you; bike lanes

Photo by Jef Nickerson for In a press release about National Bike to Work Day (May 16th) we learn from Bike Providence that the city is planning to stripe bike lanes on several streets in the city. The City of Providence Department of Planning and Development has completed plans for the striping and signing […]


They’ll need a crane

The economy may be souring, but there are still a few projects underway in Providence. Monday I hit the streets and took some photos of three of them, the new Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters in Capital Center, the Capitol Cove project also in Capital Center, and the Hampton Inn project at the St. Francis […]


Google Transit Rhode Island!

View Larger Map We asked for it, and we got it! As Daily Dose reported last night, Google Transit now includes the state of Rhode Island. This means that now whenever you use Google Maps to find directions in Rhody, you now have a link in the upper left corner that says Directions: Drive There […]


Providence Kickball League Signups

photo credit: stock.xchng The Providence Kickball League is getting ready for the 2008 season. If you’re interested in joining the fun, or you’re ready to get your team back on the roster, come by AS220 on May 10th at 4:30pm-6:00pm. From the PKL website: Required for Sign-ups Team Manifesto: This is easy. Most of you […]


City Plan Commission Agenda – April 22, 2008

The City Plan Commission meets today at 4:45pm in the Planning Department’s 4th Floor Conference Room at 400 Westminster Street. Opening Session Call to Order at 4:45 p.m. Roll Call Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of March 18, 2008 Director’s Report Minor Subdivisions Case No. 08-009MI


Greater City Providence Position on Vista Della Torre Zoning Hearing

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30pm the Zoning Board of Review will hear a petition on variance for the project known as Vista Della Torre on Federal Hill. TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND THE PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY, PROPERTY OWNERS AND TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, APPLICANT: 21 & 32 Federal Street at Bradford Street. The […]


Paved paradise?

View Larger Map Acorn Street at Spruce Street, Federal Hill I was walking down Spruce Street last night in the rain to go to the new Walgreens at 333 Atwells to buy some ice cream, when I realized something was missing on Spruce Street. Remember that social club behind Tony’s Colonial? Well it’s gone. No […]


April 8, Zoning Board of Review hearing on Vista Della Torre

The Vista Della Torre project will have a hearing at the Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30pm in the Probate Court Room, 5th Floor of Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street. TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND THE PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY, PROPERTY OWNERS AND TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, APPLICANT: 21 & 32 […]


WBNA Membership Kick-Off Party

From the WBNA: 5th Annual ‘roll-the-dice’ Membership Kick-Off Come join the party and renew your membership! Sunday, April 6th at Julian’s Restaurant, 5:30pm to 7:30PM Free food and cash bar. Roll the Dice for your cover charge! Roll “snake eyes”and Get in for Free! Carnival games and prizes! Become a member at the Party and […]


Put PC on the map

I live in the Elmhurst neighborhood about a block from Providence College. PC is a very nice school, and I’ve had many friends graduate from there and tell me how nice it was to live in Providence. It’s a lovely school, and offers its students enough amenities that they don’t have to leave the campus […]


A couple articles from the intertubes

The Atlantic: The Next Slum? – The subprime crisis is just the tip of the iceberg. Fundamental changes in American life may turn today’s McMansions into tomorrow’s tenements. Strange days are upon the residents of many a suburban cul-de-sac. Once-tidy yards have become overgrown, as the houses they front have gone vacant. Signs of physical […]


Little green houses, for you and me

The Mayor’s Office announced today a design competition to design environmentally sensitive affordable housing for Providence. PROVIDENCE – Imagine Providence neighborhoods with houses that are affordable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. That’s what Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline will ask the community to do when he kicks off the city’s first-ever Sustainable Housing Design Competition […]


Elmhurst Neighborhood Cleanup

Friends of Elmhurst, a neighborhood organization, will be discussing a neighborhood cleanup event to be held in March. The group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm at 700 Capitol Ridge off of Smith Street.


Broadway/Westminster Graffiti Cleanup Saturday, March 15

UPDATE: Due to snow expected tomorrow morning, the organizers of this event have decided to go with their snow date, 03/15, same time, same location. View Larger Map The WBNA and West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation are hosting a graffiti cleanup on Broadway on Saturday, March 1st. Details are: We need your help! Join your […]


Google Transit and RIPTA

Google Transit Seattle I often hear people say they would like to use public transit more often, but understanding all the schedules and routes is cumbersome and time consuming. If you rely on public transit every day, you are obligated to learn the system, but if you are just a casual user and want to […]


Elmhurst Charrette

I received a postcard in the mail last week reminding me that the Providence Tomorrow Neighborhood Charrette for Elmhurst and Mt. Pleasant, my neighborhood, was this week. That’s right, February 25-27 at Triggs Memorial Golf Course. If you were wondering, here’s what you missed today: Neighborhood Character 9-11am Commercial Corridors 11:30am-1:30pm Infrastructure 2-4pm Livable Neighborhoods […]