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40 minutes from Logan?[edit]

It takes approximately 1 hour without traffic and up to 2 hours depending on traffic which varies with the time of day.


Does Providence really need disambiguation? Can't we just have a Providence article, or are there other relatively famous Providences that I don't know about? -nick 21:20, 20 Aug 2004 (EDT)

There are a couple of other Providences (see WikiPedia:Providence), but I think the one in RI probably passes the much-more-famous test. I'll move the page. --Evan 11:59, 21 Aug 2004 (EDT)

Been Here[edit]

I have been here. Rspga49 (talk) 15:56 September 28, 2004 (EDT)


This city is now partially districted, with Providence/Federal Hill and Providence/College Hill, and the rest of the city covered in the main article. This is pretty clearly not how we are supposed to do things, and I would suggest merging those two back into this article, except for the fact that they are actually quite nice little district articles. So ideally, we should come up with a comprehensive district hierarchy for the city with no gaps nor overlap. It's a pretty small city, though, and should not have many (I'd be wary of having more than 3 or 4), if any at all. Thoughts? --Peter Talk 15:24, 27 March 2009 (EDT)

Since the University of Rhode Island use Wikitravel as part of their writing class, we're going to have an influx of new inexperienced contributors 2-3 times every year - the current mess is a clear example of that happens then - I think we really need to come up with a plan, and a map, so we get all the contribution that apparently will keep pouring in at a fairly regular basis, in the right place... So anyone familiar with Providence who can suggest something?
There are some pretty clear cut ones:
Other than that I'm unsure, but we should try to divide them up
  • Charles -> North Providence?
  • Elmhurst -> North Providence?
  • Elmwood -> South Providence?
  • Federal Hill
  • Lower South -> South Providence?
  • Mount Hope -> Hope-College Hill
  • Mount Pleasant -> ?
  • Olneyville -> ?
  • Reservoir -> South Providence?
  • Silver Lake -> ?
  • Smith Hill
  • Upper South -> South Providence?
  • Valley -> ?
  • Wanskuck -> North Providence?
  • Washington Park -> South Providence?
  • West End -> Adding West Providence District to include Broadway and the Armory District--Mcamp38 16:45, 14 June 2012 (EDT)
Feel free to edit, or come with other suggestions --Stefan (sertmann) talk 20:54, 23 January 2010 (EST)
I'm not very familiar with the city, but I do hope we can get beyond "partially districted", as I don't think that's a good state to leave an article in.Texugo 01:25, 9 March 2010 (EST)
While its true that all the "districts" listed above exist is it really necessary to include them all in a travel guide? Seriously... While Downtown and the East Side certainly have distinct identities and attractions outside of these areas a description of just Providence would do just fine. You certainly dont need a special section for tourist attractions in neighborhoods like Silver Lake or Elmwood... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)
As a member of this site and a resident of providence, this districting is truly screwed up. Most of the problem arises from the fact that so many things on the individual districts is not present on the main page. I'm going to be migrating some entries over to the main page —The preceding comment was added by Mcamp38 (talkcontribs)
Shouldn't it go the other way around? LtPowers 21:25, 14 June 2012 (EDT)

Content shift[edit]

I've moved the content that was here to Talk:Providence/Content Shift. It was article content with top-level headers and it made it hard to use the talk page. LtPowers 18:55, 28 July 2010 (EDT)

I don't see it. --globe-trotter 13:07, 29 July 2010 (EDT)
Whoops, I must have forgotten to save it. LtPowers 21:22, 29 July 2010 (EDT)


Someone has added the brand new article Providence/Downtown. Does it fit within the current districting scheme? LtPowers 18:55, 28 July 2010 (EDT)

I really don't know. Now someone added Providence/Fox Point. These new districts don't make navigation any easier if they aren't well thought-out. --globe-trotter 18:42, 12 October 2011 (EDT)

Closed listing (moved from article)[edit]

  • Jerky's Music Hall, 71 Richmond St., 401-621-2244, [1]. Dive bar located in downtown Providence, with musical acts ranging from local to well known bands. They have a full bar, nice atmosphere, and legendary reggae monday's where you can find the DJ spinning from 9pm-1am. Tickets range from $5-20. (recently closed.)  edit