Arts & Culture Community

Harbor Towers Artwork Mystery Solved! They’re Laptops

When folks walk around Harbor Towers, there is the inevitable question about the huge stainless steel panel art sculpture. Are they supposed to be sails or maybe seagull wings? Some think they must be solar panels and of course, skateboarders only see big ramps. Going back to its creation in 1964 by original artist David von Schlegell, it’s formally Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Introducing the Friends of the Harborwalk [Video]

Mike Manning of the Friends of the Harborwalk gives an overview of the goals for the burgeoning group. The presentation was made at the November 12th meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Plans are in place for improved signage and tours along the Harborwalk for both locals and tourists. FHW is a volunteer Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Harborwalk Now Open Under Charlestown Bridge to Lovejoy Wharf, Garden & Charles River Locks

After years of being closed, the North End Harborwalk under the Charlestown Bridge has reopened with a new pathway behind Lovejoy Wharf to the North Station / Garden area and Charles River locks. Coming from the North End, walkers can head right over the locks to Charlestown and the relatively new pedestrian bridge to North Point Park and Read More…

Real Estate

BRA Responds to James Hook and Co.’s Lobster Tower Proposal

The BRA, with the help of the Municipal Harbour Plan Advisory Committee, responded at a November 5th public meeting to the proposed 305 feet, 22 stories, residential tower on the site owned by James Hook & Co. on Northern Avenue.  William Zielinski, the principal partner at SKW Partners Inc, had introduced the design during a previous Read More…

Event Notices Government Photos & Videos Real Estate

Public Realm Planning on Boston’s Downtown Waterfront [Video]

The Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee heard an update on public access issues in the designated planning area from Long Wharf to the Moakley Bridge. The plan currently under development will eventually form the basis for new zoning along the waterfront side of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. The presentation, shown in its Read More…

Community Real Estate

State Agency Determines that Commercial to Residential Changes at Commercial Wharf Need Chapter 91 License

Boston Yacht Haven received a positive ruling from a State agency in its ongoing Chapter 91 disputes with the Commercial Wharf East Condo Association. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has made a “positive” determination that “changes in use from commercial to residential in thirty-six (36) units subsequent to January 1, 1984″… “require a Departmental Read More…

Photos & Videos

North End Waterfront Sees Flooding and Rising Sea Levels During Hurricane Sandy [Photos]

During Monday’s high tide, the North End waterfront saw the impact of Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge and rising sea levels with extensive flooding in some areas. Long Wharf and the Harborwalk behind Langone Park seemed to take the worst of it with Boston Harbor waves crashing over the sea walls. At this point, long-term damage Read More…

Photos & Videos

Video: Hurricane Sandy Churns Boston Harbor on Waterfront

Boston Harbor came alive during the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. This video shows Sargent’s Wharf and Long Wharf with Harborwalk flooding, waves coming over the seawall and bouncing boats at the Boston Sailing Center at Lewis Wharf. Also, check out these photos along the North End waterfront during the storm.

Real Estate

B&T: “Rising Water, Rising Worries” for Waterfront Real Estate Market

Are waterfront buyers ignoring the likelihood of sea level rise in the real estate market? That is the question that Scott Van Voorhis asks in this week’s Banker & Tradesman. As sea levels rise, the Hub and other coveted coastal communities will soon face an even more challenging marketing problem as once-desirable waterfront neighborhoods suddenly Read More…