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By adamg - 9/20/21 - 11:04 pm
Snow Devonshire Street made to look like a New York street

Jonathan Berk captured the spirit of the season on Devonshire Street, made to look like New York for the Ryan Reynolds/Will Ferrell musical "Christmas Carol" remake. They did a good job: Nobody was yelling "Yankees suck!"

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 9:14 am
Christmas decorations on Devonshire Street in Boston

Grumpalumpagus marvels at the Christmas decorations already in place on Devonshire Street downtown. Trish Fontanilla, though, wonders if that's not actually just for the filming of that latest Christmas Carole movie.

By adamg - 1/3/21 - 5:49 pm
New York City cabs on Devonshire Street in Boston

Adam Castiglioni discovered that somebody's turned Devonshire Street downtown into a giant New York City cab stand, either because there were all these New Yorkers up here who are very particular about how they get back home or because somebody's filming something downtown where Boston stands in for New York (it's been done before).

By adamg - 12/31/20 - 1:03 pm
Time ball atop the Equitable Building in 1881

Time ball waiting to be hoisted above Milk and Devonshire in 1881 (Source).

The annual ball drop in Times Square tonight is the vestige of what was once a network of daily time-ball drops in US coastal cities, including Boston, to help mariners calibrate their shipboard clocks - vital to determining their location once they were at sea. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 9:19 pm
Free Guy scene set on Franklin Street, with flames, helicopters and missiles

The trailer for "Free Guy," in which Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who begins to realize he's a character in a shoot-em-up video game, dropped today, and it features lots and lots of scenes in downtown Boston (and one under the Zakim in Charlestown) - although oddly it starts with somebody skydiving over what looks like Pittsburgh. Read more.

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