Greater City Providence

March Mad-ish

Some photos from The Dunk area this afternoon:




New England Cable News reporter:

We already discussed the parking:

Pretty much every block between Washington and Fountain has a block party, and people are wondering the city streets with beer in plastic cups. How French Quarter of us (though I think that behavior is not officially condoned).


Wonder if they take RIPTA transfers:

I actually love this, I’m serious:

Well, that’s it this afternoon. Very festive, but not overwhelming. I’m sure it is going to get more and more festive thorughout the night.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Oh God! I saw the Desire Shuttle too, I think on Washington Street, and thought “hmm, how odd in broad daylight…”

  • The strip club limos are pretty common around Vegas and other areas. Some of the dancers even got into the promotions game and were handing out flyers. Awesome atmosphere.

  • Foxy Lady has a full page ad in the special projo insert for the NCAAs promoting their shuttle, etc.

  • Wow, check out this ProJo article about how much visitors are enjoying Providence (I’m sure the weather and beer are helping).

    I liked this line especially:

    “We’ve been here about 10 minutes. We parked six feet from The Dunk, so Providence gets the thumbs-up for that,” said Ben VanKat, who is 26.

    What parking crisis?

  • Jen, I think it is for a state trooper who died in the storm over the weekend.

  • I like the part about how they like the buildings. Not the parking lots, but the buildings.

  • My favorite quotes:

    “We started off at the Brew Pub and Café and hit the Budweiser tents,” Dantes said. “It seems like a nice city.”

    “You walk down the street and want to order seafood, or a lobster roll,” said Christie Helgel, originally from Omaha, Neb.

    That second one makes me wonder why we don’t have more seafood restaurants in the city. Sure, there’s McCormick & Schmick’s and Hemenway’s, but how about something more affordable, but still good. People expect seafood when they come to the Ocean State.

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