One-Year Moratorium Imposed On River Plate Rock Concerts

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle

September 27, 2013 will be remembered as the day the music died at the Estadio Monumental, the largest venue for sporting events and concerts in Buenos Aires. The City of Buenos Aires’ Government Control Agency (AGC) just slapped a one-year moratorium on all “events and shows” at the 67,000-seat venue, because of the unauthorized sale of alcoholic beverages during an …

Final Three Stations For Subte’s H Line Win Approval

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, real estate, tourism

The missing piece of the underground puzzle connecting northern and southern Buenos Aires finally won unanimous approval yesterday, and three new stations will complete the northern loop to Retiro. The H Line of the Subte, which currently stops at Pueyrredon and Corrientes, will now extend north along Avenida Pueyrredon, intersect the D Line’s Pueyrredon station at Avenida Santa Fe, jog …

2013 Brings New Ownership, Trains & WiFi For BA Subte

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle, technology

After a tumultuous 2012 marked by a record number of strikes including the marathon 10-day work stoppage last August, the City of Buenos Aires officially assumed control of the Subte on New Year’s Day 2013, and the City wasted little time in announcing long overdue equipment upgrades. This is good news considering the positive correlation between BA property values and …

Mejor en Bici Program Growing Thanks to Corporate Initiatives

Patrick Archer ba government, lifestyle

The City of Buenos Aires has made giant two-wheeled strides to embrace the culture of cycling, primarily through the Mejor en Bici (Better by Bike) program. The ongoing expansion of Mejor en Bici concludes this week-long series of transformative urban planning projects in Buenos Aires. Mejor en Bici has created an extensive network of free bike rental stations and bicycle-only …

Downtown Buenos Aires Becoming A Pedestrian’s Paradise

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate

In our continuing five-part series this week of transformative projects in the City of Buenos Aires, our focus shifts to the heart of Downtown or the Microcentro where more streets are being converted to 100% pedestrian only or pedestrian-friendly zones. For decades, Florida and Lavalle have been two of the most attractive and popular streets in downtown Buenos Aires for …