Updated DID Kiosks

In Downcity by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Walking back from lunch today I came across some Downtown Improvement District workers updating the Information Kiosk on Weybosset street with a new graphic featuring the smiling image of a Clean & Safe Team member (aka Yellow Jackets). I forced one of the Yellow Jackets to pose for this photo, he was reluctant but smiled anyway.

Now a Brown Way

In Colleges/Universities, Roads by Jef Nickerson23 Comments

Street signs marking certain streets on the East Side as “Not a Public Way” have begun going up. This is part of the City’s agreement with Brown to give the University exclusive rights to certain streets in exchange for making larger payments in lieu of taxes. Reader submitted photo.

1837 tactile map of Rhode Island for the blind

In Arts by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

This is a tactile map for the blind created by Samuel Gridley Howe in 1837. The lettering is not in braille because the map predates the widespread adoption of braille. One of five remaining copies of the atlas has been digitized (which I guess makes it non-tactile now) by the David Rumsey Map Collection. Via: io9

“Blake’s” building renovations

In Buildings, Downcity by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Interior renovations have been going on at the building that houses Blake’s and other tenants on the first floor at the corner of Mathewson and Washington Streets. Window removal also seems to indicate that either new windows will be installed or existing windows are being renovated.

April showers

In Other Cities by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

People keep favoriting this photo in my Flickr photostream. I have no idea why, nothing is happening in the Fenway/Kenmore area today.