Arts & Culture

Middle Passage “Port Marker” to be Installed at Long Wharf

Boston’s “Port Marker” to formally honor and remember the Africans who died and those who survived the Middle Passage. On October 13-15, 2020, a memorial marker will be installed at the East end of Boston’s Long Wharf. Boston’s “Port Marker” confronts the city’s history of slavery and formally honors and remembers the Africans who died Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Long Wharf Lanterns

Construction of Long Wharf began around 1710. As originally built, the wharf extended from the shoreline adjacent to Faneuil Hall and was one-third of a mile long, thrusting considerably farther than other wharves into deep water and thus allowing larger ships to tie up and unload directly to new warehouses and stores. Photo and story Read More…

Community Meetings

Seaplane Docking Trial Approved at Long Wharf in Downtown Boston

Cape Air received final approval for a one-year trial to use Boston Waterboat Marina located at 66 Long Wharf for docking purposes. The move comes just after the FAA and Coast Guard authorized seaplane flights between Boston Harbor and New York’s East River. Releasing a memo this week, the Boston Planning and Development (BPDA) Board Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

Long Wharf Seawall Stabilization Invitation for Bids

The Boston Redevelopment Authority d/b/a Boston Planning & Development Agency (the “BRA”), is issuing an Invitation for Bids (“IFB”) entitled “LONG WHARF SEAWALL STABILIZATION” at 206 Atlantic Avenue, (Long Wharf), Boston MA,  02110. The IFB is being issued in accordance with Massachusetts General Law c. 30, §39M, as may be amended. The project number for Read More…

Meetings

Wharf District Council Hears Pinnacle / Harbor Garage Update, MBTA/Aquarium Flood Project, 55 India St., 30-36 Batterymarch

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its February meeting on Tuesday evening at The Boston Harbor Hotel. With over 100 people in attendance, a number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Pinnacle at Central Wharf / Harbor Garage: Rob Caridad and Steve Mitchell, representing The Chiofaro Company, Read More…

Featured Transportation

Cape Air Proposes Seaplanes from Long Wharf to Connect Boston and NYC

Cape Air is proposing a public seaplane service offering downtown-to-downtown connection between Boston and New York City. The proposal includes four daytime fair-weather flights on nine-seat Cessna Caravan 208 Amphibians. The approximately 1¼ hour flight would launch from Waterboat Marina’s exterior dock located past the tip of Long Wharf, taxi one mile out to Logan’s Read More…

Event Notices

Cape Air Information Session for Seaplane Docking at Long Wharf

Cape Air is looking into serving Boston with seaplanes to create a downtown-to-downtown connection between New York City using 9-seat seaplanes available to the public. The company is working with FAA and US Coast Guard on permitting, and now are working with BPDA on a dock location. They are proposing use of the Boston Waterboat Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Homeless Drinking on Cross St., Clark St. Broken Sidewalk, Long Wharf Recycling

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Clark Street Sidewalk This 311 user writes, “Narrow sidewalk missing bricks. Location: Clark Street between Commercial & North St. North End.” The original 311 post can Read More…

Featured Government Real Estate

Wharf District Council Learns About Freedom Wheel

Residents learned more about a proposed observation wheel at the end of Long Wharf on the Boston Harbor at the February Wharf District Council meeting. Boston Freedom Wheel, LLC is proposing a 200-foot observation wheel and plans include a 2 story café, outdoor seating. Brian Burke, of Boston Freedom Wheel, said they are in the Read More…

Community Featured

Reader Poll: Do You Support a Ferris Wheel on Long Wharf?

Boston Freedom Wheel, LLC. is proposing a 200-foot “observation wheel” at the end of Long Wharf on the Boston Harbor watersheet. The plans would include two, 2-story cafe buildings and outdoor seating for 700 people, covering a total of 34,000 square feet and operating year-round. The company has said they will look to partner with Read More…

Business Community Featured Food & Drink

Boston Freedom Wheel Proposed at Long Wharf

Boston Freedom Wheel, LLC. is proposing a 200 foot “observation wheel” at the end of Long Wharf on the Boston Harbor watersheet. Company officials have held several private meetings with community leaders to explain the plans that would include two, 2-story cafe buildings and outdoor seating for 700 people. Using a platform supported by pilings Read More…