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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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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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They may sound like the same place, especially to out-of-towners, but Southie and the South End are definitely not the same. These two Boston neighborhoods are regularly confused, but their similarities virtually start and finish with the word “south”.

Southie/South Boston

Known by locals simply as Southie, South Boston is a large neighborhood located to the south and east of downtown. This blue-collar neighborhood is further divided into a number of sub-neighborhoods like City Point, West Broadway, Telegraph Hill, Fort Point and the Seaport District.

The northern side of the neighborhood has traditionally been more industrial, so that’s where you’ll find some newer development and some converted factories. In recent years the

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As one of the South End’s most anticipated new properties, construction on The Quinn is pushing ahead. Plans call for around 100 new condos when the building is complete, along with some ground level commercial space and under-building parking.

The 14-story building is one of the latest additions to the New York Streets neighborhood. New buyers of the luxury condos can expect to gain large, floor-to-ceiling windows with some impressive views of Downtown Boston and the Back Bay.

Other upscale features and finishes include custom oak cabinetry and white oak flooring. The homes will also offer gas burning fireplaces, marble baths, built-in wine coolers and an array of high-end appliances.

Typically, the floor plans of The Quinn range from less

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From churches to condos, some of the oldest churches in Boston are being transformed in an entirely new way. Some of the historic churches are now being turned into large apartment complexes and condos.

201 West Brookline

One such example sits at 201 West Brookline Street. The old Concord Baptist Church now houses nine condo units within its historic walls. Reflective of its original roots, condos in the building retain such period details as tall windows, and high ceilings.

The building also still presents a marble foyer. Set at the corner of W Brookline Street and Warren Avenue in the South End, the property additionally features underground parking. The location positions residents close to restaurants, cafes and galleries.

The Lucas

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It’s relatively easy to get where you want to go in Boston without a car. In fact, the city is filled with walkable neighborhoods.

Beacon Hill

As one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, there’s plenty to see and explore in Beacon Hill. This affluent neighborhood offers a number of beautiful old brownstones, antique shops and cobblestone streets. It’s an easy walk for many to get to work or take a stroll to the T line, plus walking through Beacon Hill is like take a step through time.

South End

A walk through South End is definitely worth it, as well. Unlike Beacon Hill though, the South End is home to several new and modern buildings. The summer season is a particularly good time to hit up the open market, and food trucks

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