Merry Allston Christmas, Everybody!
Allston Christmas is upon us, as disgruntled students and their poor parents flood the GAP area (read: Gardner, Ashford, and Pratt streets) and beyond in an attempt to settle in just one day before classes start (looking at you, BU, Emerson, and Simmons—is this a cruel joke?).
We get it, Allston neighbors. Moving sucks. It really does.
There are piles of trash everywhere, along with possibly bedbug-ridden mattresses.
We hope you were able to get a moving truck nearby, but we know some of you procrastinated and had to drive to the suburbs to pick one up or—even worse—had to rent Zipcars and bribe friends with the promise of eternal love and beer.
And even if you did manage to snag a moving truck, there’s a chance that the old tenants haven’t moved out of your new apartment—and you can’t even blame them because it’s not their fault. That’s just the way it goes in Boston.
RIP Audrey #allstonchristmas A photo posted by Helene (@hassingerh) on
You’ve had to discard belongings along the way.
“Poor Audrey. She’s too pretty to be in a trash pile,” says one Boston staffer while looking at this sad scene. “Did she deserve it? I don’t think so.”
But it doesn’t have to be so bad, friends. It’s Allston Christmas after all, so take a break—you deserve it—and go hitch a ride around the neighborhood from one of these elves.
Stop by the soon-to-open bfresh location on Harvard Avenue for some fruit. In the spirit of Allston Christmas, it’s free.
There are even carolers out and about.
#ALLSTONCHRISTMAS A video posted by Vitamin Sun (@vitaminsunmusic) on
Take it from these guys and get into the spirit.
And when you get back to moving, don’t forget to pivot.