Category Archives: Back Bay

Happy Easter

Here is a throwback to the spring of 2002 when Sergio and I lived in Back Bay and our neighbor was raising “show bunnies”; you read that correctly by the way.

We figured this would be our only chance to be photographed with so many bunnies so we took the opportunity and made the most of it.

Boston Public Garden

bret clancy, boston skyline, boston winterEstablished in 1837 The Boston Public Garden is a beautiful park in the center of town. I thought I’d share this gorgeous photo taken by Bret Clancy who has many photos of Boston on his IG account and available for sale on Etsy here. Much thanks to Arts Boston Instagram for posting this picturesque photo of kids playing hockey last month.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe has reopened

boston, independent bookstoreQuite possibly my favorite bookstore (certainly my favorite bookstore in Boston), Trident Booksellers and Cafe, was forced to close temporarily after a fire broke out in late February, but last week the bookstore reopened after undergoing extensive renovations.

The Trident’s cafe / restaurant was a favorite location of mine when I lived in the Back Bay so even if you’re not much of a reader you can go enjoy some food then check out their monster magazine rack or purchase a few funny cards. Keep in mind, the Trident now has daily entertainment / programming every evening so there really is never a bad time to stop by and see the newly renovated space.

While I’ve yet to have a chance to visit the bookstore I wanted to help get word out and encourage everyone to visit the Trident on Newbury Street between Hereford Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

Show this local business some love.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury Street – Back Bay
Store Hours:  8AM to Midnight daily
Online: www.tridentbookscafe.com

Back Bay Boston Pride block party today

gay bostonAlthough the annual Back Bay Boston Pride block party isn’t the official closing party, for many of us who have to work on Monday morning, it signals the end to another Boston Pride.

The outdoor block party runs from 1PM – 9PM. For more information click here. Below are a few photos from years past.

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Back Bay/South End Gateway project is approved

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Click on image to enlarge  ||  Source: bldup.com

ICYMI, another HUGE project was approved by the city of Boston last week. Boston Properties received unanimous approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency board last Thursday for their air-rights project above the MBTA’s Back Bay Station.

The project will add 1.3+ million-square-feet of mixed-use development, including a new 34-story building,office building with ground floor retail, two new residential buildings, a one- to two-story vertical retail expansion of the existing Back Bay Station building, and the partial redevelopment of the existing 165 Dartmouth Street Garage. For more information visit bldup.com.

Newbury Street open to only pedestrians this Sunday

Boston, Back BayThis Sunday, July 23rd (from 10AM – 6PM), Newbury Street will be open only to pedestrians between Arlington Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

The event, officially known as “Open Newbury”, has many retailers hosting promotions to entice pedestrians who are expected to come and enjoy the one mile promenade through Back Bay.

Boston Public Garden at night by James Sutherland

About three weeks ago James Sutherland snapped and shared this beautiful photo of the Boston Public Garden. Since then the Public Garden has transformed as the trees have flowered and the buds have been replaced with leaves, but I loved this photo with Boston’s Back Bay off in the distance, seemingly enveloped in fog.