Monthly Archives: August 2011

If Boston Is the Walking City, You’re Going to Need Some Comfortable Shoes

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The weather is beautiful and the city of Boston lies before you, ready to be explored. Known affectionately as the Walking City because of the close proximity of its neighborhoods from the North End to the Waterfront to Faneuil Hall and beyond, Boston is best seen by foot. And with the old cobblestones and uneven bricks that make up many of the walkways throughout the city, you are going to need some comfy shoes. Stilletos and this city do not generally mix, unless you are being chauffeured or doing it …

The Capital Grille Moves to a Bigger Location at the Hynes

The Capital Grille, long known as the city centerpiece for power lunches with fine cuts of meat, elegant romantic interludes and long wonderful nights at the bar sipping on Stoli Dolis, is leaving its 359 Newbury Street digs for a new home a block away at the Hynes Convention Center. Taking over the corner of the Hynes at Boylston and Dalton Streets – the opposite end from Towne Stove and Spirits – the new space has allowed the Capital Grille to double in size to a now impressive 10,000 square …

Home for Little Wanderers Puts Longwood Medical Area Building Up For Sale

The orphanage in Jamaica Plain well known as The Home for Little Wanderers has put its Knights Children’s Center, an aging 97 year old brick building, up for sale. The building currently house boys and girls 5 – 13 years old with a wide range of needs.
Located along the Jamaicaway close to the Longwood Medical area the building would be well suited to a developer looking to bring more residential living to the area. At 220,000 square feet of space there is ample room to serve an underserved area with a …

Christian Science Plaza Given Green Light for Tower Development from the Boston Redevelopment Authority

The 14.5 acre Christian Science Plaza, world headquarters for the The First Church of Christ, Scientist, known for its stunning “Mother Church,” pedestrian walk and its stunning centerpiece reflecting pool, was given the okay by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday, August 16 to construct two new towers on their property.
One tower will reside near the corner of Dalton and Belvedere Street near the Sheraton Boston and Hilton Hotel, while the other will flank Huntington Ave on the opposite side of the plaza. The towers are scheduled to host retail …

Celtics Coach Doc Rivers Gives up Temporary Residence at the Mandarin Oriental for a Purchased Penthouse atop the Four Seasons

While the NBA lockout continues and the Celtics season could be at jeopardy (nah – we don’t think they’ll take it that far either), Celtics Coach Doc Rivers, with a 5 year $35 million contract in hand, is anything but locked out of his new Four Seasons Penthouse which he recently secured for $2.2 million dollars. The 16th floor 2 bed, 2.5 bath beauty boasts views of the Public Gardens and Beacon Hill and has 1,801 square feet of living space, according to the Boston Globe.

Prior to this, Rivers had …

Anthony Pier, New Development

New Development on site of Anthony Pier 4
It’s official – New England Development and its partner, Hanover Co. of Houston, will start construction on the site of Anthony Pier 4 in Boston’s Seaport District next spring! The $170 million apartment and retail tower is the next addition to the bustling South Boston Waterfront neighborhood.
I’ve anxiously awaited this development since it was initially approved in 2005 but the economic slowdown put the breaks on for the last six years. New plans call for a 21-story tower that would include 357 apartments, …

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