Tag Archives: Boston Guy

Southie power plant plan is scaled back

The massive development in Southie known as the L Street Station, which will replace the old Edison Power Plant (shown above), has been updated according to an article published by the Boston Business Journal earlier this week.

The 15 acre property which aims to convert the Edison Turbine Hall in South Boston into a mixed use development has been scaled back and will now include 630+ residential units, a 231-room hotel, more than 520,000 square feet of office space, approximately 335,000 square feet of R&D space, and nearly 85,000 square feet of retail space. The property will also include nearly 6 acres of open space as well as a commitment to give a $10 million (or $670,000 annual for 15 years) operating subsidy to the MBTA to help with additional service on the Route 7 and Route 9 buses.

Initially the project proposal also included nearly 1,400 parking spaces but I was not able to see if that has changed. The project still needs final approval from city and state in addition to Massport lifting its restriction that prevents residential development on the site.

Scruffy Sunday

handsome, hunkPrevious Scruffy Sunday Posts

Saturday morning coffee

handsome, hunk, shirtless male modelWho wouldn’t enjoy a morning cup of  joe with this guy?

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Here’s a recap of where things left off – followed by James latest strip.

Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

Thanks James for continuing  to juggle work and this comic strip.

Furry Friday

handsome, hairy, hunk

This week’s post comes from the Facebook group, Hot Hairy Studs, that my friend Julian started. If you’re looking to amp up the amount of mancandy on FB news stream this might be a group you’d like to check out.

Past Furry Friday

BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

This week’s riddle was suggested to me by my nephew, Rafael, in Brazil. Can you figure out the correct answer? I’ll confirm responses in the afternoon so everyone has a chance to guess.

This week’s brain teaser: What’s so fragile that by saying its name, breaks it?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

Boston’s Nubian Square

Nubian Square (formerly Dudley Square) is the commercial center of the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston and is located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Washington Street. The heart of this newly renamed neighborhood is less than 1.5 miles from the center of the South End (Tremont and Clarendon).

The neighborhood is still very much in transition, and I like the urban vibe.  While new residences continue to be built, there is a community that calls this home that I hope will always be welcome there and not be pushed out as investment continues to bring more housing and commercial space.

Photo credit: Black Market Nubian Square

Nubian Square has been the center of African American culture in Boston since the end of WWII. Previously, it was better known as a Jewish neighborhood but it would become home to some of the 20th century’s most influential African Americans. In the early 1940s Malcolm Little (better known as Malcolm X) moved into his family home at 72 Dale Street as a teenager and lived there for 12 years. Martin Luther King Jr. met and fell in love with Coretta Scott King when they were both students in Boston in the early 1950s and lived a short walk from Dudley Square (the former name of Nubian Square).

In the decades that followed many more influential African Americans would call this neighborhood home, or when visiting Boston this is where they would go out. In the early part of the 21st Century as Boston’s wealth grew, greater investment in surrouding neighborhoods helped breathe new life into this culturally and racially diverse neighborhood. It is now a vibrant neighborhood that reminds me of the South End 20+ years ago. A wide variety of small businesses dominate the streetscape with very few exceptions.

As the photos above show, the area has beautiful architecture and public art like the Crisscross Signal Spire shown just above. This is an interactive work of light art designed by Höweler + Yoon Architecture. The spire visualizes social media content with its integrated LED lighting system in real-time, more information about the sculpture here.

As you might expect, the neighborhood is also home to some great (and affordable) restaurants. EaterBoston shared a list of some of their reader’s favorite destinations last August which I encourage you to read here. Dining options range from West African flavors of Bintimani Restaurant and Suya Joint to East African cuisine of Fasika (a favorite of BosGuy reader, Giuseppe Di Capiro) to soul food of Maxine’s.

The neighborhood also has several interesting cafes like Dudley Cafe and Haley House Bakery and Cafe which relocated from the South End as well as grocery shops like Tropical Foods, but my favorite is the nonprofit community grocer, the Daily Table.

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Is there a neighborhood you think I should visit? I love exploring neighborhoods, villages and towns and would like to hear what you love about where you live.

Vintage gay

gay black men kissingAny thoughts on when this photo may have been taken? It is rare to find vintage photos of men of color and even more rare to find such a tender and personal moment captured on film which makes this a personal favorite.  This is one of more than forty photos of gay couples that was published by Gayety in May 2019.

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

This week on Instagram: jwilliamsonusa

Josh Williamson, Team USAI’m upping the “jock” quotient this week, featuring Josh Williamson, a handsome Floridian who is part of Team USA’s bobsled team.

I don’t really know much more about Josh other than he posts infrequently (I’ll chalk that up to training).  His photos tend to focus on his training and racing (like the photo  shared below)  which is always interesting break from the steady stream of feigned poses from models and wannabe models, who often dominate my IG feed.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

Caption this photo

Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Beach Bums”

Fall daytrip: Check out a corn maze

Last week I published this post, Plan a New England foliage daytrip this fall. A BosGuy reader from Maine wrote, asking why I snubbed Maine, which also has beautiful fall foliage. The snub was unitentional! Maine was not listed in the USA Today Reader’s Choice poll which inspired my blog post, but I want to make that up to everyone who loves Maine by sharing this post which features Treworgy’s Corn Maze – the longest continually running corn maze in the US.

Checking out a corn maze might be more fun if you’re looking to stretch your legs a bit and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Also noted in a recent survey of best corn mazes was the Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville, VT.

If those drives are a bit longer than you would like (let’s face it they are waaaay up north), New England Foliage has recently published a list of the Best Corn Mazes in New England.

If you have any recommendations based on past visits please share in the comments section.

Temptation Tuesday

handsome, hunk, dapper, sharp dressed manA well dressed man is definitely a tempting (and welcome) sight to see.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Men in kilts

rugby team wearing kilts

This photo was pulled from a Tatler post entitled, Hot men in kilts. The photo is one of several in the article but this is definitely my favorite. What you see above is the whole of a rugby team (or perhaps it’s the league since it seems to include so many) all wearing the same outfit. I have to say it does make for a distracting men in kilts post.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

May this morning’s post distract you from the fact that it is a Monday morning.

Miss Richfield 1981: Back To School Bingo Bonanza

Nobody likes Mondays. Fortunately, Miss Richfield 1981 is hosting her “back to school bingo bonanza” at 8PM ET so you can kick the week off with comedy, games, and a live studio audience.  While tickets are required for registering this is purely a pay-what-you-can so it can fit anyone’s budget.

Miss Richfield 1981
Back To School Bingo Bonanza
Monday, September 14 at 8PM ET | 5PM PT

To register and for more information: playbingobonanza.com