Harvard Square

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore
Books

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at Harvard Bookstore about his books, which center around the Vietnam War or, as it’s called in Vietnam, the American War. His debut novel The Sympathizer was just awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

Taking Care Of Business
College

Taking Care Of Business

Anticipating around 1,300 prospective freshmen, some local businesses have been preparing by offering special discounts. The Harvard Square Business Association will hold the first “Harvard Square Street Fair,” which will showcase a wide variety of Square businesses.

A Crowd For Cones
Harvard Square

A Crowd For Cones

Cantabrigians pack The Garage in search of free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Neither rain nor long waits deterred denizens desiring dessert Tuesday.

Construction Continues
College

Construction Continues

Construction continues on the Smith Center, with various amenities unavailable for use.

Construction Continues
Student Life

Posters Critique Impact of Smith Center Construction on Homeless

​Posters inquiring “Who took our space?” and “Where is Brian?” littered the temporary construction fences surrounding the Smith Campus Center this weekend as part of a Harvard Graduate School of Design student’s efforts to start a conversation about how current renovations may affect life in Harvard Square.

April Showers
Harvard Square

April Showers

After a long day of rain showers, rush hour commuters in Harvard Square faced slippery roads and more vehicle traffic than usual. Students were equally dismayed by muddy sidewalks and wet clothing.

The Drop-Off
Allston

Harvard-Allston Shuttle Bridges Expanding Campus

The Allston Campus Express shuttle's daily journey bears witness to Harvard’s recent expansion into Allston.

Clover Opening
Food and Drink

Clover Opening

Patrons wait in line at Clover’s new location in Harvard Square.

Clover Opening
Harvard Square

Clover’s Reopening Unearths Local History

The restaurant closed its doors last Thursday and originally planned to open its new location Friday, according to Clover Founder and CEO Ayr Muir. However, construction and inspection delays pushed the opening to Tuesday.

Smith Center Construction
Harvard Square

Harvard Gives Smith Center Trees the Ax

​Public outcry has sprouted over Harvard’s recent removal of four large trees from the Smith Campus Center plaza as part of a larger renovation project.

Music on Brattle
College

Music on Brattle

A guitarist busks near Brattle Square on Wednesday afternoon.

I Want You Mac-Back
College

Photos of the Day 03.30.16

Bye to b.good
Food and Drink

Bye to b.good

Cassie C. Wang ’17, Evan Hahn ’17, and Charlotte J. Solmssen ’17 enjoy a meal at Harvard Square’s b.good location before it shut it doors for good on Tuesday after more than 10 years of operation. The restaurant is looking for a new location in the Square to reopen after it was forced to close the Dunster Street location because of renovations to the Smith Campus Center.

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain
Harvard Square

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain

A sign in the window of Au Bon Pain, signifies the end of its reign in Harvard Square