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New development in the neighborhood

Here’s some info from the recent meeting of The Chinatown Coalition about a new development going forward nearby: “On February 1, 2011 National Development (the “Proponent”) filed their Project Notification Form and is proposing to redevelop the underutilized and soon to be vacant site located at 300 Harrison Avenue in the South End (the “Project”). […]

Winter Lights going up tonight in Chinatown Park

We’ll be out tonight to see this installation in Chinatown Park. Here’s details from the Greenway: FIGMENT lights up Chinatown Park this winter! As part of the Winter Lights series on the Greenway, FIGMENT will feature five interactive art displays in Chinatown Park throughout the winter season. The kick off event will take place Thursday, […]

New Boston Hostel coming to the neighborhood

Here’s a project around the corner that we’re very excited about: New Boston Hostel.You can even take a hard hat tour, details below from the Chinatown Coalition: Hostelling International Hard Hat Tour – January 12 Space is Limited and Reservation Required! The hard hat tour will be led by Hostelling International and will leave approximately 10:30am from […]

Greenway Public Meeting about Public Art

The Greenway wants your input about public art. Here’s their announcement: Public Meeting – Public Art Strategy Kick-off Join us for a discussion on the developing Greenway public art strategy. Meet the consultants, hear from the planning committee and begin a dialogue. We’ll continue the conversation and celebrate over cocktails at a neighborhood restaurant, TRADE […]

A cultural performing arts center for Chinatown

We noticed this story in New York’s Chinatown about a effort to bring a cultural/performing art center to an abandoned theater. The news caught our eye because of a similar effort here in Boston to launch Boston’s Chinatown Cultural Center. (Not many people know, but there is actually an abandoned theater in Boston’s Chinatown…)

Chinatown Cultural Center coming along

Here’s an excerpt from a recent update from Alice Leung, Start-Up Manager of the new Chinatown Cultural Center. Alice is looking for help on several fronts as she prepares for a soft-launch of the Center in early 2012: Dear Friends and Supporters of the Chinatown Cultural Center, …In the past few months, we have had many […]

Elevated Train in Boston's Chinatown

Here’s a remarkable image of a train wreck at Beach and Harrison Streets in Boston’s Chinatown, taken in 1928. Our friend Will D., who has a longstanding interest in and connection to the neighborhood, shared the photo with us. Thanks Will. You can see this image and many more at the Boston Public Library Special […]

New Chinatown Cultural Center seeks web designer

Here’s an announcement from our friend Alice Leung, Start-up Manager for the new Chinatown Cultural Center. The Center is seeking a web designer: The Chinatown Cultural Center (Cultural Center) is a collaboration of community members and community-based organizations to develop a cultural center in Boston’s Chinatown. The vision of the Chinatown Cultural Center is to […]

Park re-opens in the heart of the neighborhood

The ribbon cutting at the Mary Soo Hoo park yesterday answers two questions the kids and I have been exploring for several years now: what does it take to clean up a park and a vacant lot. (See our “cases” in the menu above.) Today the city and local advocates accomplished both, and we’re moved […]

Mary Soo Hoo Park to open this Saturday

Anyone who has followed our little blog over the years will know that we are excited to share the following invitation: Mayor Thomas M. Menino , the Boston Redevelopment Authority & the Soo Hoo Family invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Mary Soo Hoo Park Saturday, November 19, 2011, 1:00 PM at […]