Small Business Saturday is going strong! Get out and support your local shops and remember to save 40% off of your entire order when you use the code LEGLAMP this weekend at www.boston-cream.com/shop.
We hope you had an incredible Thanksgiving with your family and friends, as the holiday season is officially kicked off! Take 40% off your entire purchase this entire weekend from Black Friday all the way through Cyber Monday by entering the code LEGLAMP at checkout.
With Thanksgiving just a week away, now is the time to start planning your travel arrangements if you haven't already. With Wednesday the 27th set to be the busiest travel day of the year, leave the city on Tuesday if possible to save a headache. If using public transit be sure it plan extra time for cabs, long waits for security screenings at Logan, expect overcrowded station platforms on the T and prepare to stand on the commuter rail. If driving, add an extra hour or two on top of the busiest commute you've experienced all year when taking major highways and roads out of the city. Better yet, you could always stay and have Thanksgiving dinner at Davio's or Post 390, but book those reservations now.
Did you know that Boston's tallest building and largest mirror was once known as the Plywood Palace? During the construction of the John Hancock Tower, entire window panes would suddenly pop out of place in heavy wind and come crashing down to the sidewalk below. Sidewalks were closed and college students were hired to literally stand back and call out when one of the 500 pound panes was about to fall. Before every single window was replaced in 1973, those that fell out were replaced by 4' x 11' sheets of plywood, giving the tower it's new nickname.
It is fairly common to see someone gate-hop or piggyback through the turnstiles or board the Green Line through the rear doors with no intentions of coming forward to pay. With the increasing costs of ridership, many feel they deserve a free pass every once and a while. In the past year MBTA Officials have noticed and cracked down on fare invaders. From increased station patrols to undercover riders, the T has put forward the effort to catch those skipping out. In 2012 alone 4,753 citations were issued averaging $50.00 a piece for what otherwise would have been a $2.00 ride.
Your in the city and looking for a quick burger that will satisfy your cravings, but want to skip the regular "fast food"? When Tasty Burger opened their first location half a block from Fenway Park in September of 2010, it was apparent they were destined for greatness as it was the only place in the city that could whip up a quick service burger that tasted like a cookout. Fast forward to today and they have opened two more locations, in Southie and Harvard Square with the Cambridge joint open until 4:00AM.
Did you know atop the Berkeley Building in Back Bay is a beacon that signals the weather based on its current color configuration?
Steady Blue, Clear View.
Flashing Blue, Clouds Due.
Steady Red, Rain Ahead.
Flashing Red, Snow Instead.
And if the Sox game has been canceled for any reason, the beacon will alert fans by flash red.
In retrospect of yesterdays events, I could not be more proud of our City of Boston. Marathon runners finished their race only to continue straight to Mass General to donate blood. Over 1500 families opened their homes to athletes and spectators who where stranded in the city with nowhere to turn. And during the incident countless people sprinted to the chaos to help out in anyway possible. Things will be different and we will notice change, but Boston is a beautiful place with an incredible community that all who have a part in should be proud of. The rest of the world not only saw the mess, but they saw what an amazing place this really is. The city will prevail, but in the meantime our prayers are with those immediately effected by yesterdays events. Stay strong Boston.