Boston’s waterfront in winter is more than just cold … it’s starkly brilliant, reflective and beautiful. Without all the tourist activity, you can see today’s Working Port of Boston, which is the name of an occasional cruise offered by Boston’s Best Cruises. The boat goes through all the ins and outs of the inner harbor, [...]
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From Bricco Panetteria’s Master Fornaio comes this work of edible (and drinkable) art. Photographed by Nick fresh out of the oven, the “sculpture” is the result of 10 hours of labor. It will be on display in the restaurant until the big St. Valentine’s Day.
The Blizzard “Nemo” of February 8-9, 2013 was one for the record books. The North End / Waterfront was slammed with several feet of snow. The narrow streets create a problem of where to put the snow and the waterfront area saw huge drifts. Yet, folks seemed to take it all in stride, slowed down [...]
This postcard was mailed to someone in Ohio May 18, 1917, according to North End / Waterfront resident Bob Skole who scanned it into this digital image. He notes, “You can see the elevated railway on Commercial St. I guess the wharf at the far right is T-wharf. And the one at far left is [...]
It’s snowing as I post this, but it’s never too early to think about spring planting. These colorful pots at Salem Street True Value make for a challenging jigsaw puzzle. (Photo by Matt Conti) [Your web browser does not support frames or is currently configured not to display frames. However, you may visit the related [...]
Neighborhood View of the Day: A NEWF fan shares this photo of the “old” waterfront taken from Old North Church with the Lincoln Wharf power stack, North End rooftops, a pre-residential Union Wharf and the former top of St. Stephens. I’m not sure if the BullFinch building is there or if that’s the Mariner on [...]
Neighborhood View of the Day: If you were able to enjoy the scene in the early Monday evening, it was very pretty out there as captured by Patricia Reddington in this photo of Battery and Burroughs Wharves on the North End waterfront. Did you take a great photo? Email email@example.com to have it featured. Also, see [...]
Neighborhood View of the Day: When it gets dark early, the lights and activities from shops are much more apparent when walking down the street, such as shown here from the outside of Di Paolo & Rossi Meat Market on Salem Street. Send it your North End / Waterfront photos to be featured. Check out [...]
Neighborhood Photo of the Day: I took a series of photos from a winter harbor cruise including this one of the Pilot House at Lewis Wharf. It was a very overcast day, so I merged different exposures to create a more interesting painterly effect. More to come in a gallery of “Boston Harbor: Working Port.” [...]
Neighborhood Photo of the Day: For today, a classic perspective at the corner of Salem and Prince Streets. Did you take a great North End / Waterfront photo? Send it in to be featured. What’s Happening In The North End / Waterfront: It snowed, sort of, with the heavier amounts not coming to Boston. As [...]
The narrow alleys of the North End are distinctive, especially on a winter’s night when the light eerily reflects off the icy ground. Can you solve the picture puzzle? Move the pieces around just like a jigsaw puzzle. (Photo by Matt Conti)
North Ender, Coach Kevin Krueger (@HeadCoachKev), tweets out this photo from outside Firicano’s Barber Shop on North Street with the message: Got my haircut @NorthEndBoston’s Bruins’ Barber Shop to wear my Tuxedo T-shirt @TheHarpBoston #HockeyResurrection Thursday
This scanned 1979 photo shows the power stacks still in place at Lincoln Wharf before the conversion to residential use. In front, the townhouses of Union Wharf, built into the harbor just a few years before. On the distant right, is the old Battery Wharf. Not built yet either is Burroughs Wharf. Origial photo by [...]
The North End’s century old buildings and rooftops make quite a contrast to the development of Boston’s downtown skyline. Enjoy this picture puzzle by putting the pieces together as quickly as you can. There is a lot of detail in this photo, so I bumped up the number of pieces to 50 from the typical [...]
North Square’s iron chains shown here during one of the few winter snows we have seen so far this winter.
What’s Happening In The North End / Waterfront: Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, FOCCP, is having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 8th, 6:30 pm at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Square. Plans for 2013 will be discussed, including the ambitious project to redesign, irrigate and enlarge the circle near the Marriott Long Wharf entrance [...]
Neighborhood Photo of the Day: For a long time, there has been public access ($3 donation to a local charity) to the observation deck at the top of the Custom House Tower every day at 2:00 pm (except Fridays). Now, there is a nightly opportunity at 6:00 pm, although you have to buy a $15 [...]
What did you think of the Freyr snow storm? Maybe a bit overrated, in my view. Still, there was enough snow to make some interesting scenes such as this one on the Prado of the tree and snow-dusted Paul Revere statue. It’s a jigsaw picture puzzle. You know what to do. [Your web browser does [...]
Looking from the south end of the Charlestown Bridge in 1899 to what we now call at Keany Square, this City Planning Board photograph from the Boston Landmarks Commission shows the Endicott and North Washington Street corner of the North End neighborhood. To the left would be Commercial Street with Causeway Street to the right. The [...]
What’s Happening In The North End / Waterfront Are you ready for the first winter snow storm. Did you know that winter storms are now given names? (Read why.) This one is named “Freyr.” See the weather forecast and the City’s advisory. View the details on upcoming events and meetings in the Events Calendar. What’s [...]
What’s Happening In The North End / Waterfront Have you taken a look at the First Night website for New Year’s Eve events? In the North End / Waterfront, the highlight is the midnight fireworks on Boston Harbor. On Friday, 12/27, kids can go to the library, 25 Parmenter St., at 10:30 am for a [...]
This Christmas tree on upper side of the Prince Building can be seen from much of the North End / Waterfront. Just after sunset, it is quite a sight with the Boston skyline in the background. Did you take a great photo? Send it in.
Today’s photo is of the Salem Food Market in the early 1970s from Dirty Old Boston where a comment also indicates the same family runs a “Salem St. Market” on Moody St. in Waltham. The same contributor includes a hanging meat photo from the North End on what also looks like Salem Street.
Union Wharf Lights brighten up the North End waterfront during the winter months. Earlier this week, the wind was blowing fiercely from the east showing off the American flag flying high above Marina Park. Did you take a great photo? Send it in.
In the first snow of December, I saw the light glimmering in this building alley. I actually forget exactly what street this is … maybe around North Street? Leave a comment if you know. Did you take a great photo? Send it in.
All Saints Way gets the attention on Battery Street, and it looks great!. The Madonna Della Cava Society Chapel across the street is also very well done this year. Download a hi-res version of this photo or order a print here. Did you take a great photo? Send it in.
“He may as well be a North Ender ….. Stevie Wonder, we call him. Up and down hills; all around the blocks of the neighborhood. One can’t miss the UPS truck, with its driver, always with a smile,” says Anonymous who submitted this photo. Did you take a great photo? Send it in.
One of the stops on last week’s holiday shopping stroll was The Wine Bottega on Hanover Street and this bike was outside, reminding me of this photo I took during the summer of the specialized bottle holder. Did you take a great photo? Send it in to be featured.
What’s Going On Saturday, August 18, 2012: It’s Day 3 of the 102nd Fisherman’s Feast happening on North, Lewis and Fleet Streets. Saturday highlights include a NEMPAC play of the history of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca at 2pm. Singer Linda Rose goes on stage at 5:30pm, DJ Sal Bartolo at 6pm, Franco Corso at [...]
What’s Going On Friday, August 17, 2012: It is the peak of feast season in the North End as the Hanover/Battery Street feasts transition to the Big Two … Fisherman’s and St. Anthony’s. This weekend is the 102nd Fisherman’s Feast in Honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca opened on Thursday night with the traditional [...]
“Little Bear Ursino” couldn’t wait to enjoy a delicious Italian cannoli at St. Agrippina’s Feast in the North End of Boston!! In his own words, “The best things in the world are all ITALIAN!” Photo by Anonymous. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take a great photo? Have it featured and [...]
These two boys took a break from the St. Agrippina procession to peak in the window of Caffe Little Italy to watch the Italy vs. USA womens water polo match. Couldn’t help but smile at the irony of carrying the Italy USA national flags! Submitted and photo by Cheryl Roegner “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular [...]
The fierce thunderstorms that rolled through Wednesday afternoon created some amazing lightning images, captured here by North End resident, Brendan O’Brien, looking over Puopolo Park.
“Pretty amazing what small digs North Enders can call home!,” says Sue Beneveniste who captures this robins nest amid cabling along a Snow Hill Street building. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. The North End’s fabled streets and the phenomenal views of the waterfront are literally “picture perfect.” To have your photo featured, [...]
A North End / Waterfront resident that prefers to stay anonymous submitted this photo of “Fido Cooling Off at Columbus Park” for today’s Neighborhood Photo. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. The North End’s fabled streets and the phenomenal views of the waterfront are literally “picture perfect.” To have your photo featured, [...]
“Everyone knows the Captain of Prince Street,” says Julie Westman, who sends in this classic North End photo. “He’s been holding court here with his jukebox since the year 19xx.” “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. The North End’s fabled streets and the phenomenal views of the waterfront are literally “picture perfect.” Click [...]