Monday, November 22, 2010

Channel Center IAG Mtg, Mon. 11/29

Please be advised that a Channel Center Impact Advisory Group (“IAG”) meeting will be held on Monday, November 29, 6:30-8:00 PM, @ 10 Channel Center, 2nd floor.  The purpose of the IAG meeting is to give an update on the Channel Center Project mitigation and to answer any questions about the preservation and rehabilitation of 5, 7 and 9 Channel Center. 
All members of the public are welcome to attend IAG meetings.
Thank you.

Kristin Kara
Senior Project Manager
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-918-4263
Fax: 617-742-7783

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Studio Space for South Boston Yoga

South Boston Yoga moved into its new studio last month. We caught up with co-owner David Vendetti to get the scoop on the new space.

Who is South Boston Yoga?
South Boston Yoga is a diverse, hardcore fun and creative yoga collective dedicated to rockin' the Boston yoga scene.

Why did you decide to move?
Our lease was up and the decision came through that we either expand a little or make the leap to something unimaginable.

How did you choose the new space?
We choose the new space because it was raw and rough with stunning potential much like so many of us when we first start yoga.

What are some of the changes your new space has inspired?
With 4 yoga studios in one space we have been able to branch out and include Capoeira, Aerial Swings, Hot Yoga, Trance Dance, Afro Flow Yoga and Deep Tissue Massage. Plus now special events like our new years party can fit up to two hundred people.

Why did you choose the neighborhood?
We live in Southie and love it. The neighborhood is artistic and has a great downtown feel at the same time there are so many families and kids. Plus the Broadway T stop puts the studio only a stop away from South Station and seconds from 93 and the pike.

South Boston Yoga is located at 36 W. Broadway, directly across from the Red Line Broadway T Station and next to Teriyaki House. For the class schedule, click here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Papagayo Opens

Papa Gayo (formerly Pappa Gallo) had their soft launch last night and is going to be fully open next weekend.  They're in the space at 283 Summer St. where Persephone/Achilles used to be.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

A St. Parking Plan

At the meeting last night, the BTD discussed their initial plan for parking around A Street. The focus was on turning the unmarked spaces on Binford St. into either residential or metered with residential at night and, in general, finding ways of having more residential parking.

In addition, the BTD is working with the Post Office and hopes to turn the spaces along the fence behind the channel center into residential spaces. It would end up being about 70 spaces and would end the out-of-towners who park there (as well as the occasional airplane...).  They're trying to get it done ASAP, possibly by the end of the year.

Residents argued strongly for having a Fort Point residential parking sticker. The BTD rejected the idea on the spot. Their position is that South Boston is one neighborhood and will not be separated.

The original proposal is below. They're likely to make two changes which residents recommended at the meeting:
  • Move some of the residential spots to Binford as A Street is a snow emergency and subject to towing during storms.
  • Distribute the four handicap spots more evenly (currently they're all next to Barlow's).

Click to enlarge the image.  Apologies for the quality, it was taken on my phone.

The red lines are for no parking permitted, the blue for residential only, and the green for meters with residential at night. The purple and yellow next to Barlow's are handicap spots and a loading zone. 

Monday, November 01, 2010

A Street Traffic and Parking, Meeting Wednesday

The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and the Boston Transportation Department invite you to a:

Neighborhood Meeting

The Boston Transportation Department will be presenting a traffic and parking proposal for the A Street corridor.

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer St.
Room #101 - First Level

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
6 pm

Questions/concerns, contact: Casey Flynn-Hines in the Mayor's Office: