Downtown, We Love Music

Boston Calling Turns it Up for Round 2

City Hall Plaza Layout for Boston Calling II, Sept. 7-8, 2013

Crash Line Productions is back with a second Boston Calling, and we couldn’t be more excited. There is another tremendous lineup, including Kendrick Lamar, You Won’t, Okkervil River, Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit. We Love Beantown will run a preview of the acts to catch, as well as reporting from the festival.

We like to explore how the festival uses City Hall Plaza, and how it has changed since May’s first event. We got the skinny from Mike Snow, co-founder of Crash Line, which produces Boston Calling. Check out the festival map above and you’ll see the short answer: it’s changed a lot.

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Downtown, Education, Neighborhoods

Boston Building Babble: Quincy Market

This week in Boston Building Babble we take you back, 119 years back, to 1894 when the City of Boston was growing, both in land mass and in commercial value.

Quincy market is more than just tourist destination to simultaneously eat sushi, clam chowder, ribs, smoothies, and fish and chips… it is filled with years of history, architecture, and yes, food.

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Boston’s Street Seats Competition

Design brings communities together. Public seating sets the scene for chance encounters, people watching, connecting with nature, or just taking a break.

Last September Design Museum Boston, in partnership with the City of Boston and Mayor Tom Menino, invited individuals and teams from around the world to create an “iconic bench or street seat” for the Fort Point Channel/Innovation District. Continue reading

Quickly Around Town, Things to Do

Sea Level Rise in Boston: How do you Prepare?

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By now you could be addicted to the Climate Central tool that forebodes flooding destruction.  The sliders show that if the sea level rises just 5 feet in 10 years, South End residents of Boston will not only have waterfront property, but may also be living Venice style using gondolas to get to and from Mass Ave.

If Boston’s sea level changes fascinate you like they do me, you may want to check out this month’s breakfast program from Massachusetts Building Congress on Thursday March 4th. Continue reading