THREE-DIMENSIONAL mapping programs like Google Earth let people fly over the rooftops of virtual cities, and other online services lead them down individual streets. Now, one company is planning 3-D-like tours of Cambridge, Mass., and other cities that not only venture down streets, but also inside some local businesses.
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Square Capitalizes on Sox
October 26, 2007
As the Red Sox played for gold rings at Fenway Park yesterday, Harvard Square’s businesses tried to make some gold of their own. Bars with plasma televisions and shops serving up Sox paraphernalia drew crowds yesterday, when Boston’s home team played yesterday’s second World Series game against the Colorado Rockies—whose blacks and purples were noticeably absent from the streets
Cambridge Honors Book Store Owners
Plympton Street now has another landmark—Frank, Mark & Pauline Kramer Square. Harvard Book Store, a destination for famous authors such as Stephen King and Al Gore ’69, drew a crowd of its own when the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Plympton Street on which it stands was rechristened in honor of the store’s founding family.
Digital age advances in Harvard Square
As Harvard Square counts down the days until its free Wi-Fi goes live, it has become increasingly digital
A standing ovation for a Harvard Stage
Who would have thought Harvard would pick architects Leers Weinzapfel to create a modern undergraduate theater out of the old Hasty Pudding Club building in Harvard Square?
At HONK! fest, crowds sure to have a blast
Like your entertainment a little eccentric and politically irreverent?
March Madness: HONK! fest in Davis Square celebrates the power and joy of music made for revolution
Emma Goldman knew that a revolution without a groove was a disaster waiting to happen. When the Bolsheviks brutally consolidated their hold on the emerging Soviet Union, the anarchist famously rejected the authoritarian party, declaring “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.
A faithful few Sox fans get seats to watch TV: On a big TV in Harvard Square, group watches Olde Towne Team
To gain membership in the chair club, which meets on the sidewalk outside Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe in Harvard Square every night the Red Sox play, you have to earn your seat.
Harvard Square Turns Digital
If you thought a walk down Holyoke Street without a whiff of decomposing food was pure fantasy, think again. Thanks to a new partnership between the Harvard Square Business Association and Everyscape Inc., an online mapping company, Harvard Square is now available online—minus all its sensory excitements—as a ‘virtual world’ for web users worldwide.
Free Wireless Access Points Placed Across Cambridge
Wireless access points have been deployed in parts of Cambridge, Mass., as part of the experimental stage of the Cambridge Public Network, a project which started a couple of years ago to provide the entire city with free wireless Internet access. The initial access points are set up in areas including Harvard Square and NewTown Court on the corner of Windsor Street and Mass. Ave