Locals Oppose Liquor License for New Franklin Avenue Spot ‘Crow Bar’

CROWN HEIGHTS — A new bar looking to set up shop on Franklin Avenue is getting pushback from locals who say the business will further saturate a bar-heavy strip.



Placing Sidewalk Vendors on the Map in Ho Chi Minh City


Some urban treasures are hidden in plain sight. The documentary film “On the Map” shows how MIT professor Annette Kim and her research group, the Sidewalk Lab (SLAB), trained themselves to see anew in Ho Chi Minh City. In the process, they helped open the eyes of planners to one of the city’s greatest assets: street and sidewalk vendors. Through rigorous observation and cartography, SLAB worked to protect the rights of these entrepreneurs and highlight their positive impacts on the city.

Will micro-apartments on Hanover Street reshape Manchester’s identity?

Is Manchester ready to take a giant step into the future of urban life with micro-apartments that would target millennials?

The Flats @ Hanover Commons will connect Bronstein Park (formerly Hanover Commons) to Elm Street and “spur re-gentrification by attracting a tenant base focused on walk-ability, amenities and living efficiency.”

If a micro-apartment complex succeeds here it may help solve one of the city’s biggest challenges: attracting and maintaining a young, educated workforce, needed to help companies of the future grow their workforce and potentially shift the focus of the downtown, toward a more walkable, upscale culture.

He said for him it’s less about “gentrification,” a term that can be divisive, and more about “softening the concentration of poverty.”