Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rosecliff and the Newport Flower Show

Rosecliff and the Newport Flower Show

Newport is famous for its grand buildings, many of which are both extravagant and unique.  Many of the grand mansions on Bellevue Aveunue in particular were created more fore entertaining than for living as some of these grand “summer cottages” were used for only 6-8 weeks each and were closed up the rest of the time.  Some of these properties have become part of the Preservation Society and continue to serve as showcases for design and architecture.  One such mansion that will be particularly in the spotlight this coming week is Rosecliff, which is the setting for the Newport Flower Show scheduled for June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. More

A New Perspective on Public Space – “Streets and Sidewalks as Public Spaces”

A New Perspective on Public Space – “Streets and Sidewalks as Public Spaces”

When most people think about the subject of “Public Space” they will often immediately think of parks and public squares.  The recent debate about and subsequent renovation of Queen Anne Sqaure, shows how much attention and passion is wrapped up into theses places.  Parks like Touro Park, Queen Anne Square and Washington Sqaure serve as visual punctuation to the buildings which form the street wall and main body of the city.  But what about the streets and sidewalks? More