Boston's New Waterfront - "The Innovation City"

Converse World Headquarters moves to Boston at Lovejoy Wharf

Converse moves to Lovejoy Wharf Boston

Converse converging on Boston Courtesy of:  NECN (NECN: Peter Howe, Boston) - Wedged between the North Washington Street Bridge to Charlestown and the new Zakim Bridge of Interstate 93, what’s called Lovejoy Wharf is an area that hasn’t been shown much love in decades, with rotting brick warehouses and overgrown piers collapsing into the harbor. "If anybody goes by Lovejoy Wharf today, you'll see a building that needs a lot of repair. It's in deplorable condition," Mayor Thomas M. … [Read more...]

75 on Liberty Wharf

75 on Liberty Wharf - Seaport District - New Boston Waterfront

Boston Seaport gets another restaurant invasion Restaurants with celebrity chefs and gourmet grocers quickly set up shop in Boston neighborhood Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe 75 on Liberty Wharf held a family and friends evening before opening to the public. The restaurant is in a 1,500-square-foot glass kiosk on Boston Harbor. By Kathleen Pierce - Globe Correspondent Barth Anderson was among an early wave of new food entrepreneurs in the Seaport District … [Read more...]

Funny Business on Boston’s Waterfront

Laugh Boston Comedy Club - Boston Waterfront Seaport District - Westin Hotel

Comedy club set to open in Boston’s Seaport District By Nick A. Zaino III - Globe Correspondent Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Boston’s Seaport District is about to get a sense of humor. The up-and-coming neighborhood boasts an array of corporate offices, restaurants, and residential options. But when John Tobin, booker of Nick’s Comedy Stop, and Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette, co-founders of Improv Asylum, took a walk around the area a year ago, they found … [Read more...]

Long Wharf Public Park Threatened by BRA – “Does the Waterfront Need Another Restaurant?”

Long Wharf Boston

Development plan pits North End residents vs. officials By Beth Daley |  GLOBE STAFF Article Courtesy of:  Boston Globe Some are challenging the BRA’s efforts to bring a restaurant to the end of Long Wharf. The state’s highest court has agreed to decide whether a waterfront perch at the tip of Boston’s Long Wharf can be run by a private business without legislative approval, a decision that could have implications for urban renewal efforts across … [Read more...]

Boston Waterfront News – North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Opens!

North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Boston, MA - (Photo: MassDOT)

North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Connects Paul Revere Park in Charlestown to Cambridge Press release by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the completion of the North Bank pedestrian bridge, connecting Paul Revere Park in Charlestown to North Point Park in Cambridge. Funded through the Obama Administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the long-awaited $9.5 million project will provide thousands of pedestrians with … [Read more...]

OpSail Boston 2012 Tall Ships – June 30 – July 5

Opsail Boston 2012

OpSail Boston 2012 Announces Tall Ships & War of 1812 Bicentennial Schedule of Events Article Courtesy of:  North End Waterfront News release and photos from OpSail regarding the detailed schedule of events for June 30 – July 5, 2012: OPSAIL BOSTON 2012 PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES FREE TOURS, PRIVATEER TALL SHIPS “GUNFIGHT” SPECTACULAR TALL SHIPS, FAMED BLUE ANGELS FLYOVER, AND WAR OF 1812 BATTLE REENACTMENTS ALL PART OF OPSAIL BOSTON 2012 OpSail Boston 2012 has … [Read more...]

Boston Waterfront Construction Changes Fort Point Neighborhood

Fort Point Channel Boston - One Channel Center Project

Mayor Menino Announces Approved Projects and Activities Along the Waterfront Office Space and New Parks Approved for Fort Point Channel Article Courtesy of:  Boston Redevelopment Authority Private investment / Total project cost: $225M Jobs: 1,200 Total square footage: 198,335 SF Office: approximately 521,000 SF  Retail: approximately 4,000 SF of ground floor retail The BRA Board unanimously approved the One Channel Center project of $225M for a half million SF office building, … [Read more...]

Don Chiofaro Working With Boston Redevelopment Authority on a Conforming Plan for his Boston Waterfront Harbor Garage Project

Boston Harbor Garage Project - Don Chiofaro

Don Chiofaro ditches tower plan  Will work with city on Harbor Garage project By Greg Turner | Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com Developer Don Chiofaro — long at loggerheads with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino over the Harbor Garage redevelopment — has officially scrapped the skyscraper project and signaled his willingness to work closely with city planners before going back to the drawing board. “We’re working hard to be on the same page as the city,” said … [Read more...]

Boston Tea Paddle June 16 & 17, Liberty Wharf Boston

Boston Tea Paddle Seaport District Liberty Wharf Boston

The Boston Tea Paddle is a coming out party for stand up paddling in the hub of New England. The first SUP event to be held on Boston Harbor offers races for everyone young an old, seasoned paddler to first time racer, as well as free clinics for neophyte paddlers. Taking place on spectacular Liberty Wharf in the heart of the developing Seaport District, the Boston Tea Paddle brings the excitement of the World’s fastest growing water sport to one of America’s most historic … [Read more...]

Chiofaro Moves The Palm Restaurant to International Place

The Palm Restaurant Boston - One International Place

Palm Boston Moving to International Place Famed fine-dining steakhouse to launch new design in office tower upgrade plan BOSTON - April, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) The Chiofaro Company and The Palm Restaurant today announced the relocation of Palm Boston to International Place, a site that plants the famed fine-dining establishment in the downtown Waterfront Business District and the gateway to the blossoming Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Photo Credit:  ronneisaini The new Palm … [Read more...]

MWRA Leaning Tower Turbine Construction SNAFU – “The Spin Starts Here”

Charlestown Wind Turbine - Photo Via Media Crush

~Charlestown Windmill~ Reality sinks in for wind project Turbine shut down for foundation fix By John Zaremba | Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com The MWRA is scrambling to strengthen the soil holding up its brand-new power turbine — a green project paid for with federal stimulus money — after shutting down the Charlestown windmill when engineers found it sank about twice as much as they’d anticipated. Massachusetts Water Resources Authority honchos and engineers … [Read more...]

Boston Harbor Ferries – “Made in Massachusetts”

(Gary Higgins photo)

Boston Harbor ferries were manufactured right here in Massachusetts by Jon Chesto Article Courtesy of:  Wicked Local The Lightning, a Gladding-Hearn boat, passes by the USS Salem near the Fore River Bridge on a recent afternoon. (Gary Higgins photo) With budget pressures threatening to sink the South Shore’s ferries, supporters are giving the MBTA plenty of reasons to keep the routes afloat. They keep cars off the roads, offer commuters a faster route into Boston and … [Read more...]

Boston Waterfront Neighborhood Name Confusion – The Drama Continues…

Boston Neighborhood Map - Boston Redevelopment Authority

Is it Time for the Wharf District? Article Courtesy of:  North End Waterfront The “Wharf District” as a neighborhood is been something that people talk about, but do not take too seriously. That might be about to change. It’s tough to establish a neighborhood, let alone a name. Just look at the Seaport District. Sorry, I mean the South Boston Waterfront. Err, is that now the Innovation District? An article this week by the Boston Herald’s Greg Turner has raised the … [Read more...]

The Boston Wharf District is a Bona Fide Boston Neighborhood

Harbor Towers Boston Waterfront - The Boston Wharf District

Boston Waterfront pulls together - Residents set up group, eye future growth By Greg Turner |  http://www.bostonherald.com The Boston Wharf District is growing up. Residents and businesses between Christopher Columbus Park and Congress Street are stepping up efforts to turn their waterfront home — born a decade ago as the Central Artery came down and the Greenway became their front lawn — into a bona fide Boston neighborhood. “The Wharf District was defined more in a … [Read more...]

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