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NY Times Travel Features the New North End/Waterfront

The North End / Waterfront gets prominent coverage in the NY Times travel article, 36 Hours in Boston. The article highlights the retail boutique shops in the North End, the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Christopher Columbus Park. An excerpt below:


Boston’s Little Italy has become more Milan than manicotti, with boutiques popping up between restaurants and pastry shops. Acquire (61 Salem Street; 857-362-7380; melds vintage and modern housewares; the Velvet Fly (28 Parmenter Street; 617-557-4359; does the same with indie designers and old threads. In the continuing battle between women and the perfect jeans, the ladies win at In.jean.ius (441 Hanover Street; 617-523-5326;, where the friendly staff stops at nothing to turn up that perfect pair.


Downtown was once defined by an elevated steel highway. Then by the Big Dig, the seemingly never-ending project to sink the roadway underground. After billions of dollars and an untold numbers of delays, it is finally home to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a mile-long ribbon of lawns, public art and much-needed playgrounds snaking along Atlantic Avenue. To explore this emerald oasis, start at South Station and meander toward the North End, stopping to frolic in the fountains or take a spin on the carousel. At Christopher Columbus Park, find a spot under a wisteria-covered trellis and watch as boats bob in the harbor and planes take off from Logan Airport. It’s been worth the wait.

Read the NY Times article here.

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