Monthly Archives: June 2012

Vintage Video of Boston’s Charles River

I must admit that i search Youtube and Vimeo for cool and unique things to put on my blog. In this case, this is a short home made film taken of the Charlers River in 1939.  Some guy found his dad’s old vhome movie footage and put it up on the web. The clarity is pretty rough, but I like it.

 

East Springfield Rental in the South End $3500 July or August 1st

Parlor and second floor duplex (not garden level) home with direct access to tandem parking space. At 1100+/- square feet, this home  features original details, an open living level, granite and maple kitchen, two bedrooms each with en-suite marble and granite bath (one with whirlpool tub), a half bath with laundry, a fireplace, and hardwood floors throughout. Located close to vibrant Washington Street, BU Medical Center and the MBTA’s Silverline. Utilities are extra and this is available mid July or August 1st.

Wonderful Video of the History of the South End…Must Watch!

If you live in the South End or live in Boston, you should  watch this video. This was a documentary that was aired by WGBH in 1995. It gives great insight into how the South End used to be and what type of neighborhood it was.  A few years ago, I walked through the building Allan Rohan Crite (interviewed) used to own. After he passed, It  was on the market for sale and it was a total gut job and the place was in really bad shape. There were a few remnants of his work left in the old run down building, but  at the time, I really didn’t have much appreciation for what I was walking through. Now the building is worth millions and has a plaque on it that recognizes the artists contribution to the community.  I now imagine how many other buildings have such an amazing history  and the stories that are not as public. What a great area.

Two Things I love… The South End and the Phantom Gourmet

If you are ever looking for a new neighborhood to live in or an neighborhood to visit for great eats, I highly recommend the South End. I currently live in the Back Bay but I see myself going to more and more toSouth End restaurants these days. Another thing that I love about Boston is the Phantom Gourmet. Put the two together and you get a fantastic drool fest of South End goodness. Here is a clip featuring some of my favorite places; Masa, Toro, Mistral and Stella. Check it out!

Amazing 3 Bed located in the South End’s Chester Square. Aug 15th

This is one of the nicest 3 beds that will come on the rental market this season. It is a 2100sf penthouse duplex situated in the Chester square location in the South End. This is a recently renovated home with 3 beds and 3 full baths. Other features are a private rear deck, private roofdeck, sauna, brand new granite in the kitchen, heat and hw included, wonderful light, staircase bookshelves. Pets are possible. Available August 15th