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Hey, let’s take the train to Woonsocket

Photo by pdxstreetcar Wha? You may be asking yourself, ‘why would I want to go to Woonsocket?’ Be kind. Or you may be asking yourself, ‘There’s a train to Woonsocket?’ Well there are train tracks, and freight trains go through there, you could jump on a box car on Allens Avenue and hitch a ride […]

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Yes, you can haz demo permit

From ProJo 7to7 Daily News Blog Judge says developer can demolish historic food terminal PROVIDENCE – A judge has ruled that Carpionato Properties can knock down the food and produce terminal on Harris Avenue, denying an attempt by state lawyers to stop the demolition. The Johnston developer had obtained a demolition permit last week from […]

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Like: Put a subway rider in the White House

Photo by copyranter This should not be construed as a political endorsement (since Greater City Providence does not make endorsements), but I saw this photo on copyranter* and sure liked the sentiment. The photo was taken at the Gray’s Papaya at 6th Avenue and 8th Street in New York City. * Warning, copyranter is sometimes […]

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Sidewalks shoveled? That’s unpossible!

So I went outside, camera in hand, all prepared to document the continued un-shoveled-ness of Providence. I live on one of the little alleys off Atwells and we’ve had literally at least 6 snow plows go by today. I thought, ‘great, the city finally gets it on plowing, but that doesn’t help my non-car-owning-pedestrian-ass.’ So […]

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Fruit and Produce safety hazard

Read today’s article from The Providence Journal and prepare for your brain to explode. Some choice nuggets from the article: Carpionato had agreed to buy the warehouse from the state for $4.3 million in 2005, a price $10 million below what the state paid for it only seven years before. State officials and preservation advocates […]

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Building Providence

Street View is fun, let’s look at some of what Street View caught Providence building: RISD Chace Center View Larger Map Capitol Cove View Larger Map Waterplace View Larger Map Renaissance Providence Hotel | Masonic Temple View Larger Map The Residences at the Westin Providence View Larger Map (more…)

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DRC Meeting – January 14, 2008

Downcity Design Review Committee NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008, 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 AGENDA Call to Order Roll Call Approval of December 10, 2007 Meeting Minutes New Business 1) DRC Application No. 07.11: 87 Weybosset Street – parking lot […]

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We know who Jack is!

Photo of Jack Templin by bjepson on flickr This month Providence Monthly does their annual 10 people who you don’t know now (but soon will). In addition to the 10, they feature 15 to watch. Among the 15 to watch is friend of Greater City Providence, Jack Templin of Providence Geeks and RI Nexus fame. […]

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Bright Night ’08

Visit Bright Night’s website for information on Providence’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Also check out the BrightNightBlog for timely updates on what’s happening New Year’s Eve. And of course, Providence Daily Dose will keep you up-to-date on all the happenings in the City-State this weekend. PBN talks about the economic impact of Bright Night.

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This is how people get killed by snowplows

Atwells Avenue, December 20, 2007. This is my walk to work. The City came out yesterday and moved the snow/ice from the parking lane and piled it up on the sidewalk (a city owned sidewalk). So a week after the Storm of the Centurytm, I’m still walking in the street. Happily, I have not been […]

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OK, let’s talk about the snow

Atwells Avenue at the Service Road, Friday morning December 14th. In case you weren’t aware of it, it snowed last Thursday. Depending on who’s counting we got between 7 inches and a foot in Providence, substantial, but this it New England right? Maybe not. Traffic was gridlocked Thursday afternoon and into the night. Kids were […]

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UrbanPlanet Party Postponed

Blizzard of ’78 file photo from Providence Journal Do to the impending Storm of the Century!, the UrbanPlanet Holiday Gathering scheduled for tonight has been postponed. We will be making plans to reschedule the party for sometime in January and will let everyone know when we have a date time and location. Stock up on […]

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TONIGHT: Waterfront Symposium at Save The Bay HQ

Providence River from New Providence River Bridge. Tonight at Save The Bay’s headquarters a group of RISD students will present their findings on recent research of waterfront cities. From The Providence Journal: A group of students from the Rhode Island School of Design have spent the past few months examining waterfronts around the world – […]

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Future Development of the Jewelry District and the Old Harbor Area

Jewelry District and Providence skyline from new Providence River Bridge. From the Downtown Providence website: The Jewelry District Association and The Providence Foundation invite you to an “Open House” to Discuss Your Ideas for the Future Development of the Jewelry District and the Old Harbor Area. DATE: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 TIME: 4:00 PM to […]

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Providence Wintertime Farmers’ Market starts this Saturday!

AS220 will be hosting a Farmers’ Market this winter in their space on Empire Street. The Providence Wintertime Farmers’ Market will take place inside AS220 at 115 Empire Street Saturday’s from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm, December 1 to May 31, 2008. From the Farm Fresh RI website: Local food all winter long. The chickens are […]

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