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On the platform at TF'Green, tired not_on_display waits, dreaming...

I'm landing at TF Green (PVD) on a Saturday at 9AM. I'd assumed the MBTA Commuter Rail would run from TF Green to Providence ... turns out, yeah, but not on Saturdays! So, what's the next best/cheapest way for someone fresh off the red-eye on a Saturday morning to get from TF Green to Providence Station? Thanks! (Also, my condolences about your Mayor-for-life's term limit being up.)
posted by not_on_display on Feb 3, 2016 - 4 answers

Help me plan an October road trip from DC to Boston!

We're driving up for a wedding from DC to Boston, and decided to take our time on our way north! What are some fun attractions along the route that we could hit? We'll be driving on 95, past Philly, NYC, New Haven, and Providence. Our interests tend towards the foodie, the wacky, and the scenic. We're open to driving off the route for a ways. Hive mind, what are your suggestions?
posted by torietorie on Sep 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Danbury -> Newport - anything cool along the way?

Leaving Danbury, CT at 8-9am on Saturday. Need to be at an event in Newport, RI by 4:30pm. I'm going to tour The Breakers, but what else should I do, either on the way or once I get there? Especially looking for arts & crafts/fabric/yarn stores beyond the usual big box ones.
posted by Lucinda on Mar 25, 2015 - 4 answers

How big is the RISD museum?

My beloved and I are heading to Providence tomorrow for a day trip. How big is the RISD museum? Is it a 1 1/2 hour museum or a day-long museum? For comparison, we're pretty familiar with the Boston MFA or the Gardner or the Frick.
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Mar 14, 2015 - 8 answers

Best Cellular Data for MBTA Providence / Stoughton Line

I'm trying to get some work done on the train from Providence to Back Bay. I have Verizon Wireless, which works well until about Mansfield inbound. After that I barely have data at all. The in-car wifi is mostly non-operational and unusable (I have heard that the new management company is prioritizing upgrading the wifi but that's an 18 month project). What cell network do you use for reliable data service for this journey?
posted by grubby on Sep 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Settling into the Renaissance City

We just moved to Providence. Help us get involved in it! [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jul 9, 2014 - 8 answers

Bubblegum nectar of the Incan Gods

Where can I buy Inca Kola (a type of Peruvian soda) in Providence, RI and/or is there a Peruvian population in Rhode Island and where do they live? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Jul 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Getting from Boston Logan to Providence by rail

I'm traveling to E. Greenwich, RI for a wedding in September and it's about $60 cheaper per person to fly into Boston than to Providence (arrive Thursday 3 pm - depart 7 pm Monday) I don't really want to deal with the traffic driving from Boston to Providence so I'm looking into rail options but I can't make heads or tails of the MBTA schedule. 1) Can I pick up the Providence line at the airport or would I have to get a cab or bus to the train? 2) Can I take my luggage (probably two bags)? 3) Can I rent a car on arrival in Providence? 4) What will it cost?
posted by caroljean63 on Jun 24, 2014 - 24 answers

Psychiatrists in Providence, RI?

I am looking for a psychiatrist in or near Providence, one who specializes in eating disorders or alcohol abuse. Has anyone been helpful to you? Recommendations for psychologists appreciated as well.
posted by pumpkinseed on May 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Humane eggs/dairy/meat near Fall River, Mass?

What are the some places to buy lovingly and humanely raised eggs, dairy and meat near Fall River, Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Apr 6, 2014 - 8 answers

I Need To Hire Some Moving Help In Providence Next Week

Next week I'll be moving from NYC to Providence. I'll be driving a rental truck one way with all my stuff in it and as I'm new to Providence, I'm looking for recommendations for people to hire to help me unload the truck into my new place. [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Sep 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Rhode Island/southern New England bucket list

I'm living in Rhode Island for three or so more weeks before moving. What have I missed that I need to do?! [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Aug 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Give me just one night...

Where to stay for one night between Providence and NYC? [more inside]
posted by Mender on Jul 3, 2013 - 7 answers

I'd like to live in Provistonfansisco

Can you compare living in Boston with living in Providence? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Boston: Now What (Redux)

I have NYC-Boston down to a science. Now please help me figure out the other end of my trip to the suburbs in a sane fashion. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jan 14, 2013 - 23 answers

Wanted: Bike Routes in New England that meet specific criteria.

Please suggest bike routes in New England that meet some specific criteria. We took our son on a section of the East Bay Bike Path near Providence for his first bike ride last week and he loved it. He sits in an iBert on Mom's bike. We are looking for similar routes. In looking for similar I articulate what specifically I think is good about this path for us in the extended explanation. We can ride weekdays in addition to weekends. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

let Providence guide him

A friend is moving to Providence, RI - where should he live? Where can he find reliable apartment listings, or well-situated, reasonably priced apartment complexes? What else does he need to know? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jun 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Rhode Island party spots

Providence Rhode Island one day party [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Craft cocktails in Providence, RI

Craft cocktails in Providence, RI? Looking for any craft cocktail bars in the city that you care to recommend, though especially in the downtown area, if any exist there. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on May 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Around the US Northeast in Seven Days

We need a sanity check on this trip, please! My partner and I are planning on getting out of South Carolina by this summer. We know we'd like to live further north, but there are five places we're considering and we're trying to plan the most economical yet useful trip to help us decide. So: what is the cheapest way to visit Pittsburgh, PA, Syracuse, NY, Burlington, VT, Portland, ME, and Providence, RI in a week? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Feb 7, 2012 - 9 answers

occupy comfort

Where are there current, thriving Occupy encampments? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jan 24, 2012 - 34 answers

Help me prepare for a possible job switch when I don't know where I'll be living.

My s.o. is applying for a medical residency in the US. We'll know where we're going to be placed in mid-March and chances are good that we'll end up in Baltimore, New Haven or Providence. I work in a field with very limited options in these three places and I'm wondering what I can do over the next few months, if anything, to prepare in case I have to move and get a new job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Geezer Prom

Please help me find some events, nice restaurants, and semi-formal occasions to get really dressed up for in and around southern New England, and not feel overdressed, for a bunch of 45-year-olds?
posted by maloon on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

PVD to Boston MBTA filter: Does the Inbound Providence / Stoughton line stop at Ruggles Station the first time--or is it true you have to loop around before they let you off?

PVD to Boston MBTA filter: Does the Inbound Providence / Stoughton line stop at Ruggles Station the first time--or is it true you have to loop around before they let you off? [more inside]
posted by Murray M on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

If Providence, RI was a color/song/animal, what would it be?

What is Providence, RI like? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Jul 7, 2011 - 21 answers

How can I bond with friends at my bachelorette?

Ideas for bachelorette party in Providence, RI? I really wanted to do a group hot tub/ sauna thing but have not been able to find a place. I have a group of about 12 ladies. I love the outdoors, spas, games. It would be nice to do something intimate where we can talk and bond. Also, a low price point is important because the girls are all coming from out of town. Thanks so much for your help!
posted by tessalations999 on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Great Dining for Less in RI?

Looking for a good but inexpensive restaurant in Providence, RI to hold my wedding rehearsal dinner. Any recommendations? It can be a short drive outside of the city too. Thank you for your help!
posted by tessalations999 on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me relocate from Brooklyn, NY to Providence, RI.

Looking for reputable landlords and/or a good apartment broker in Providence, RI. [more inside]
posted by grubstake on Apr 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Living together, working apart

Providence/Boston working couple- where should we live, how do we get to work, and how doable/un-awesome is it? [more inside]
posted by alygator on Jan 15, 2011 - 18 answers

Wedding guest resources in RI?

I am getting married in providence, RI and having the reception in Cranston, RI. I am in the process of creating a list of hotels, B&B and things to do for guests. Any recommendations for: Hotels B&B's Things to do around town Info on how to get deals at hotels for wedding guests? Thank you so much for your help and happy holidays!
posted by tessalations999 on Dec 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Where can I eat with a group in Providence?

A moderately-priced casual restaurant for dinner with coworkers within walking distance from the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Nov 14, 2010 - 5 answers

parking for providence acela

Where should I park to catch the Acela from Providence, RI? [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Nov 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Turn Left at ph'nglui mglw'nafh and then go straight ahead until you reach insanity.

Things to do in Providence when you're not dead but dreaming? [more inside]
posted by KingEdRa on Oct 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Haircut in Providence Rhode Island

I would like to get a haircut in Providence RI this weekend: please advise. [more inside]
posted by bobobox on Jun 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Best place in Providence for a facial treatment?

Providence, RI: Best place for a facial treatment?
posted by quodlibet on Nov 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Your City's 'View of the World from 9th Avenue'

In 1976 Saul Steinberg showed everyone how New Yorkers see the world. Does your city have its own 'View of the World from 9th Avenue?' [more inside]
posted by jfrancis on Sep 8, 2009 - 12 answers

Good places to "hook-up", as the kids say, with women in the Boston or Providence area?

Good places to "hook-up", as the kids say, with women in the Boston or Providence area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2009 - 7 answers

What's the best/cheapest way to get to Terminal B at Boston's Logan Airport so that I'll make a 7 am domestic flight on a Tuesday?

What's the best/cheapest way to get to Terminal B at Boston's Logan Airport so that I'll make a 7 am domestic flight on a Tuesday? When do I have to be there? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jul 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Help: How to move piano from Brooklyn to Providence?

I am moving from Brooklyn, NY to Providence, RI next month. I have a full-size upright piano which needs to be moved. The problem is, my dream apartment in Providence is on the second floor and so the piano will either need 4-5 movers or a crane (as per a quote) because of the winding stairs. Piano movers have given me crazy expensive quotes (around $2000) which I cannot afford. I do have a quote for about $500 from local movers to unload the piano into the apartment from a truck, probably less if they can bring it up the stairs (that's with a crane). Which of the following options would you choose, or do you have another solution entirely? Any piano mover recommendations for NYC-Providence accepted! [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Jul 8, 2009 - 13 answers

I want to play in a fountain.

playing in fountains and other alternative entertainment (in/near RI)? [more inside]
posted by vaguelyweird on May 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Good restaurants and sightseeing in Providence and Boston

I'm looking for good places to eat in Providence, RI and Boston. Should be accessible by public transportation. Interested in Clam chowder, lobster, sushi, etc ...
Any must see places in Providence and Boston?
Any other tips to a traveler to these areas also welcome :-)
posted by WizKid on Feb 3, 2009 - 35 answers

Where is the best place to eat affordable seafood in Rhode Island that is accessible from Providence on public transit?

Where is the best place to eat affordable seafood in Rhode Island that is accessible from Providence on public transit? [more inside]
posted by peetle on Jan 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Reliable watch repair in Providence?

A while ago, I had the battery to my (nice) watch replaced while on vacation. Since it was water resistant to a decent depth, I had the store do a water pressure test, post-replacement. Not too long after, but definitely after the vacation, the watch stopped working. It would also fog up inside the watch face. I want my watch to work again, but I've lost a bit of faith in the average jewelry store. I live in Providence RI. Do you know any reputable, reliable, and skilled watch repair persons?
posted by vaguelyweird on Jan 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Used Car Dealership near Providence

Any used car dealerships--and particular dealers--near Providence, RI (or around) whom you would recommend? [more inside]
posted by Murray M on Jan 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Vet near Providence?

A good vet in or around Providence, RI? [more inside]
posted by miriam on Nov 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Providence wireless data access?

Which cell phone provider has the best data access in Providence, RI? [more inside]
posted by raf on Sep 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Chinatown bus from Providence to NYC: Does it exist?

Does anyone have any information about a Chinatown bus that goes from Providence to NYC? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Aug 29, 2008 - 15 answers

What to do in Providence?

Providence Rhode Island Filter: Brother is here for the first time and is leaving this Sunday. We have a car, like food, music and art. [more inside]
posted by sindas on Jul 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Accountant, please.

YANMA, so any suggestions for an accountant in/around Providence, RI? And how much should it cost for a consultation? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jul 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Where to see fireworks near Providence, RI?

Best place to see fireworks near Providence on the 4th of July? [more inside]
posted by puffin on Jul 2, 2008 - 2 answers

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