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fort point channel - boston maPhoto: mgstanton

A major redevelopment plan could someday turn a Boston neighborhood of parking lots and office space into parks, public space and new private development. A master plan from the Boston Planning and Development Agency aims to completely transform Fort Point.

The area along Fort Point Channel is slated to be remade into several parks, a promenade and amphitheater, recreational amenities and more. The goal is to remake the area into a family-friendly destination that’s easily accessible to all Boston neighborhoods.

Fort Point Channel Park would be remade with things like a floating stage, floating art and possibly even visiting activity barges. There could also be some elevated portions that would help create views of the

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boston herald traveler sitePhoto: City of Boston Archives

Once a diverse Boston neighborhood, it’s said the South End’s New York Streets neighborhood was really the city’s very first urban renewal project. It even predated the demolition of the West End neighborhood.

The history of the New York Streets, though, wasn’t without controversy. What some refer to as urban redevelopment, others now claim was actually just the destruction of an entire neighborhood.

The story of New York Streets began in the early to mid 1800s. That’s when the Boston Albany Railroad Company was created as a way to link up Boston with Albany, New York.

A new neighborhood then sprang up next to its terminal with street names tied to cities along the Erie Canal. That’s why they were called

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sepia at the ink block pool rendering

Sure, there are some great restaurants, museums, parks and other attractions to visit in Boston, but sometimes you just want to enjoy life closer to home. For some area residents, that means relaxing poolside. Luckily there plenty of desirable residential buildings to choose from in the Boston area with fantastic pools.


If you want to cool off at the Sepia in the Ink Block development, all you need to do is head to the property’s roof terrace. That’s where you’ll find the swimming pool and sundeck. There’s even a nearby grassy area that’s perfect for playing lawn games

The Kensington

Prepare for more fantastic views from the sky deck high atop The Kensington. The sixth floor is where you’ll find a heated swimming pool and patio, plus

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boston pet friendly condo buildings

From “woof decks” to doggy daycares, pet-friendly amenities at some of Boston’s newest residential buildings are on the rise. In fact, some of the amenities afforded Boston’s four-legged residents rival those offered to their owners.

While some residential buildings do have restrictions, it’s not uncommon to find luxury buildings in Boston with a pet-friendly atmosphere. Some of the city’s most pampered pets are treated to grooming services and even pet spas right on the property.

Pets are allowed in such locations as downtown’s Millennium Place and in Seaport’s 22 Liberty. In addition, some residences of Pierce Boston allow pets, while so do the apartments of Ink Block in the South End.

Lots of different pets are allowed at The Arlington,

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seaport district - boston ma

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With plenty of room to live, work and play, the Seaport District has it all. This hot Boston neighborhood continues to attract developers and interest from those who want to experience all that it has to offer.

Once mostly an industrial area, this booming part of Boston is now filled with hotels, museums, shops and restaurants. Over the past several years, the Seaport District has also gained renewed interest from those looking for an exciting place to call home.

It was only about a decade ago that the mayor declared the Seaport District an “Innovation District”. The idea was to develop the South Boston Waterfront in a unique way.

While the name never really took off, just recently Amazon announced an expansion that would

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south station tower - boston ma

Construction is pushing ahead on the new South Station Tower. After decades in the planning stage, crews will likely spend the next few years building the 51-story tower high above South Station.

The plan calls for constructing the new glass tower on a platform running between the South Station head house and the rail lines. When finished, the new mixed-use project will offer hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space and some retail space.

It will also include more than 160 new condos. Those condos will likely range from one-bedroom units to more than three-bedroom penthouse units with sweeping city, harbor and Financial District views.

Part of the project also includes significantly expanding the South Station bus terminal. The

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back bay from pruPhoto: Robert Laliberte

While Boston is certainly a great place for those of all ages to enjoy, it seems the city is especially popular with millennial buyers. According to, Boston is one of the most popular cities right now for millennial homebuyers.

The online lending platform looked at mortgage purchase requests across the country’s 50 largest metro areas over much of 2020. What analysts found was a relatively high number of purchase requests in Boston were coming from millennials.

Specifically, millennials made up more than 59-percent of purchase requests. That was the second largest share tied to millennials, right behind San Jose and slightly ahead of Denver.

According to the study, the average millennial age in Boston

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brady home in brookline ma

Tom Brady’s Brookline estate has recently been sold to an unnamed buyer for $32.5M. The current quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers previously listed the home for more than $39 million, before eventually lowering the price to just under $34 million.

 Amid a slowdown in the ultra-high-end housing market this past spring, the home was pulled off the market altogether in May. More recently, it was back up for sale once again in an off-market listing, which means terms of the sale and specifics of the property are only being shared with prequalified buyers and brokers.

 The wooded, five-acre property includes a five-bedroom home, as well as a guest house. It also comes with a yoga studio, a gym, a massage room and a wine room. The property

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east bostonPhoto: Bill Damon

As we round out the year and prepare for 2021, several Boston neighborhoods are gearing up for some big changes. While all are unique in their own ways, there are five Boston neighborhoods you’ll definitely want to watch.

East Boston

Development is in full force in East Boston. Most of it is residential and has been happening over the last couple of years. A big reason to watch East Boston is Suffolk Downs. The former racetrack is expected to be transformed into a new mixed-use space, right off the Blue Line.

South End

A popular neighborhood for young professionals, millions of square feet of new commercial and residential space has already come to the South End, and it’s not over yet. Recent projects including a new

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vita - jamaica plain

Come home to the “pulse of Jamaica Plain”, with the stylish new VITA condominiums. The sleek new property offers around 80 condos topping first floor retail space in the building, including a Planet Fitness.

The five-story property also offers its residents access to garage parking and bicycle storage. In addition, residents are left to enjoy a large roof deck with space for lounging, grilling and a fire pit.

This pet-friendly property in JP additionally offers up community gardens, a community room and a pet spa. As well, you’ll find concierge service, a Zipcar and electric car charging at VITA.

The condos of VITA come in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. You will also find some units with a study.

The spacious condos start at

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