October 18, 2010

 The DCP October Events Calendar:

inthenewsIn the News

Banker & Tradesman, "BRA Approves Project at 120 Kingston St.," 10/13/10,

"Boston A Real Estate 'Market To Watch' in 2011," 10/13/10

Boston Globe,
"Robert Tishman [founder, Tishman Speyer]; at 94," 10/14/10

"Filene's Site Has Buyers Lining Up," 10/17/10
TrafficMBTATraffic & MBTA Advisories

North: The Surface Artery & Sumner Tunnel ramps to I-93 Northbound will be closed from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. tonight through Thursday. 
South: The Leverett Circle ramp to I-93 Southbound will be closed from 11 p.m.-5 a.m. tonight through Thursday.
East: The Storrow Tunnel Eastbound to the Northbound Leverett Circle ramp will be closed on Wednesday. from 11:30 p.m.-5 a.m. 
The Purchase/Congress St. ramp to I-90 Westbound is closed tonight from 11 p.m.-5 a.m.

For more information, go to massDOT.com.


Conditions are normal on all subway lines. Bus Routes 8, 47, 95, and 459 have been experiencing 15-20 minute delays due to traffic. Routes 8, 16, 73, 101, and 217 remain diverted or have schedule changes due to construction.

For more information, go to www.mbta.com.

PromotionsPromotions & Notices
Party in Boston. Recover On The

Spread holiday cheer! Plan a party for employees or clients in the heart of the city and earn yourself or your company a getaway for up to 5 nights at any Hyatt Resort worldwide. Enjoy incredible room rates, VIP parking, creative food & beverage options and a complimentary suite. Please e-mail Jennifer.Nicholson@hyatt.com or call 617-422-5471 for more information.

Call For Artists & Vendors: Spaces Available Within Downtown Crossing Holiday Market Tent

The opening of the Downtown Crossing Holiday Market tent is right around the corner, with the tent scheduled to be in place from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.


If you are interested in showcasing your crafts or wares within the Holiday Market tent, there are still spaces available inside the tent during Week 1 and Week 2. Please email  kristin.phelan.bra@cityofboston.gov for more information.
E.B. Horn Celebrates Arrival Of New Luxury Watches


The E.B. Horn Company is proud to announce they have been designated to carry a new line of fine watches from Bedat & Co., a Swiss watch company whose designs are inspired by Art Deco traditions. The watch collections are named by numbers, with each number corresponding to a philosophy or specific style or aesthetic of the watch. To find out more, please visit E.B. Horn (429 Washington Street) to view the new collection.

Step Into The Height of Boston Urban Living at 45 PROVINCE


The doors at 45 PROVINCE open to a world of unparalleled luxury and five-star amenities. For more information, please contact the sales office, which is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 617-933-8018. Appointments can also be made at anytime. 

Let A.W. Perry Provide Your Next Business Home

Office and retail lease opportunities: 580 sq. ft. up to 3,800 sq. ft. in the heart of Downtown Crossing at 20 Winthrop Square and 77 Franklin Street. On-site management and lobby attendant.  Steps away from the MBTA and public parking. For more information, please contact Kerri Gallaway at 617-542-3164 or visit the A.W. Perry website.

Fall Specials at Salon Euphoria

Salon Euphoria, at 44 School Street, has announced its lineup of fall specials.


On Mondays, the salon is offering 15% off on all blond hair-color treatments. On Wednesdays, the same 15% discount is offered for red hair-color treatments, and on Saturdays, it's 15% off for brunette hair-color treatments. For more information about Salon Euphoria's "Femme Fatale" hair-color specials, please call 617-742-7951.
10% Discount Coupon for Skechers at The Corner Mall

Through the end of October, the Skechers at the Corner Mall is offering a 10% discount on any item costing $20 or more. Offer is valid only at the Skechers store at the Corner Mall and is not valid for on-line purchases. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase. Please call Skechers at 617-423-0412 for details.  
Where To Park in Downtown Boston

There are prime parking opportunities throughout Downtown Boston, with a variety of different garages--including the Garage at 33 Arch Street, the Boston Common Garage, Millennium Place Garage, and the Pi Alley Parking Garage--offering various promotions and rates. For a complete listing of parking options in Downtown, please click here.
CityServicesCity ServicesCity of Boston
Safety Information from the BPD

If you see anything suspicious happening, or feel threatened for your safety, it is important that you contact the Boston Police Department at 911 immediately.
The BPD also reminds residents, workers and visitors not to leave valuables in their cars. For the latest news from the BPD, remember to check out the Department's website, BPDnews.com. It's jam-packed with helpful information and the latest communications and updates from the BPD.
Downtown Crossing Signage Regulations

For the complete list of signage rules and regulations for the Downtown Crossing neighborhood, please go to www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org. All new signs must be approved by Andrew Grace from the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Please contact him at 617-482-4379 or by email at andrew.grace.bra@cityofboston.gov.
Downtown Crossing Pedestrian Zone Rules and Regulations

The Pedestrian Zone that runs along Washington Street from Temple Place to Franklin, and along Winter and Summer Streets is closed to vehicular traffic everyday from 11:00am-6:00pm. After these hours, the zone is only open to commercial vehicles who are making deliveries. If you have any questions, please contact info@downtowncrossing.org.
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FeaturedStoriesFeatured Stories
2010 BPA Awards: Several Downtown Buildings Honored

BPAawardscropOn Thursday, at 5:30 p.m.,  Suffolk University's Modern Theatre is hosting the Boston Preservation Alliance's sold-out 2010 Preservation Achievement Awards.

Several historic Downtown buildings are being honored this year: the Ames Hotel and Paramount Center (for Signficant Rehabilitation/Restoration); the McCormack Federal Building (Significant Rehabilitation by a Public Agency); and the Old South Meeting House's clock tower (Restoration of an Iconic Boston Landmark). Congratulations to all who have been honored!

Suffolk University's Modern Theatre Ready to Debut

moderntheatremarqueeSpeaking of the Modern Theatre, on Friday, November 5, at 6 p.m., the newly restored theater will debut to the public with a community open house. The event will include tours of the venue along with entertainment.

The event caps a painstaking multi-year
effort to restore the theater. Featuring 185 seats, the new Modern Theatre also includes nearly 200 student beds and serves as a space for performances, lectures, films, receptions, and exhibits. Please contact 617-573-8428 for more information.
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& Events

Brattle Book Shop Owner on Tour Discussing Old & Rare Books

Brattle Book Shop owner Ken Gloss, one of the country's leading experts on book collecting & literary memorabilia, will be traveling to New England public libraries throughout the fall giving his lecture, "Is There Value in Your Old & Rare Books?"


Please click here to see Gloss' speaking itinerary, which is focused on eastern Massachusetts but includes stops in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For more information, please call the Brattle Book Shop at 617-542-0210.

Boston Ballet's Night of Stars to Dazzle at Boston Opera House

On Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., the Boston Ballet inaugurates its 2010-2011 season at the Boston Opera House with Night of Stars.

Gene Schiavone

Now in its fifth season, Night of Stars (shown above is the 2008 production) offers a thrilling introduction to the world of the Boston Ballet through a wide variety of performances, including Balanchine's Apollo, Mikko Nissinen's Don Quixote, and more. Last year's event sold out, so act now while there are tickets left. Please call 617-695-6955 for tickets and more information.

Enjoying "Spirits" at the Ritz-Carlton

ritzjackolanternThe season of ghosts & goblins is upon us, and the Ritz-Carlton is celebrating with "Spirits," an event hosted in the Gallery on Thursdays and Fridays in October from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

ritzcarltonlogoPlease click here to check out food and drink specials from "Spirits," which will additionally be hosted on Saturday, October 30. For more information, please call the Ritz at 617-574-7100. 

One Small Step Taken at the Paramount Center

On Wednesday, at 7 p.m., the Oxford Playhouse's One
Small Step opens at the Paramount Center for a five-night run.

Written by David Hastings and directed by Toby Hulse, the whimsical comedy takes a whirlwind tour through the events of the Space Race, when the United States and the Soviet Union were in battling to be first to the moon. For tickets and more information, please click
Sustainability Day at the Downtown Boloco

Wednesday is Campus Sustainability Day, and Suffolk University's Sustainability group has partnered up with the Downtown Boloco (27 School Street) for an environmentally-friendly promotion.
From 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday, 15% of all net sales at the Downtown Boloco will go toward Suffolk University's environmental initiatives, including composting, energy & water conservation, community-based environmental service projects, and more. Please contact emattison@suffolk.edu for more information.    

New Artist Joins Artists Crossing

Artists Crossing, located at 34 Bromfield Street, is pleased to announce that jeweler Ian Henderson has just joined the gallery.


Henderson, a participant in Downtown Crossing Art Fridays, specializes in creating biomorphic jewelery from found and reclaimed industrial materials. His works--such as the "Zoa Chimerum" bands shown above--are fanciful and elegant, durable and lightweight. For more information about Artists Crossing's full roster of artists and upcoming events, please email jlmimages@jlmimages.com.
"From Slavery to Freedom" at Old State House

On Saturday, at 2 p.m., the Old State House is offering a themed tour, "From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Slavery & Abolitionism in Boston."


In the years leading up to the Civil War, Boston was the center of the anti-slavery movement, as abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison would give fiery speeches at locations like the Tremont Temple. Visitors will discover this history, and much more, through the many remarkable objects on display at the Old State House. Please call 617-720-1713 for more information.
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The staff at Downtown Crossing Partnership,


Rosemarie Sansone
, President
Michael Testa, Executive Director of Operations 
Doug Meyer, Communications Director
Kristen Hayman, BID Transition Team
Maria Morelli, BID Transition Team
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