Unlike expired daily newspaper scribes who mail in columns from the suburbs, here at the Phoenix we like to hit the block and report things. But even if we didn't want to leave the office - there's a whole lot of news popping right outside of our Brookline Ave offices (this classic In Living Color riff on Tracy Chapman comes to mind). In the past few months alone: Ben Affleck and his crew filmed scenes from The Town at Fenway; nearby a young man died following the Celtics victory in 2008; and, most recently, police officers showed up to embarass Governor Deval Patrick. Heck - we've even had Shepard Fairey and Mister Cartoon coloring the scenery.
And now Puma City returns to town - not back to the Southie waterfront, but to directly behind our offices (between Van Ness and Boylston - near the Subway). Above is not a picture of yet another tragically undeveloped parcel in downtown Boston; it's a shot of the location where many of you will be partying rather hard sometime in the next few months. As you might remember, we went a bit overboard with the Puma City coverage last year, but that was only because every soiree that we hit down there was a refreshing break from the bars and lounges that we frequent all year-round (and because, on one occasion, there was a burrito-eating contest involved). Looking forward to the 2010 run for sure - especially since we can base-jump in from the Phoenix rooftops.