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Back Bay

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A Sky-High Cocktail Lounge Is Coming to the Back Bay

Welcome to our Monday news roundup, keeping you up to date on tidbits of Boston-area restaurant news. Got info that should be on our radar? […]


Restaurant Review: A Sprawling Italian-ish Menu at Faccia Brutta

At Boston, we do stars, but in my dream job, we’d size up restaurants using only Randy Jackson–isms, which I’ve admired since American Idol’s heyday […]

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Little Whale Oyster Bar Opens in Back Bay

Little Whale Oyster Bar, a New England seafood restaurant, arrives on Newbury Street today, September 12, thanks to a bit of a switcheroo from chef […]

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Three Splurge-Worthy Tasting Menus to Try in Greater Boston This Weekend

Welcome to Three to Try. On Thursdays, we share three restaurant or dish recommendations for the weekend—sometimes new, sometimes old, always delicious. Got a special […]

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Waterfront Colonial in Quincy vs. a Mid-Rise Back Bay Condo 

Listing agents: Alex Walsh/Access Real Estate (Quincy); Karen Christie/Douglas Elliman Real Estate (Boston) Photographs: Luxe Life Productions (Quincy); Courtesy of Douglas Elliman (Boston) 124 Crabtree […]


This Couple’s Postponed Beach Wedding Became a Chic City Soiree

The Story Just two months after Jason Rockwood’s sunrise proposal, Lisa Vitello had nailed down details for beachy, bohemian nuptials on Nantucket. (“She’s extremely meticulous,” […]

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What Should Be Next for the Hynes Convention Center?

The last few years of pandemic-induced restrictions have posed difficulties for large event spaces that host tightly packed gatherings. As events like conferences or panels […]

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On the Market: A Renovated Penthouse Apartment in Copley Square

1 Huntington Ave., Penthouse 1802, Back Bay Price: $8,250,000 Size: 2,864 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 partial Back Bay has long offered abundant shopping […]


Restaurant Review: Contessa Is Worth the Wait

I once got into Contessa for dinner three times in a single week. And if that doesn’t explode your brain, well, clearly you’ve never tried […]

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Home & Property

On the Market: A Four Seasons Condo with Views Out to Cape Cod

1 Dalton St., #4203, Back Bay Price: $7,149,000 Size: 2,226 square feet Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half Fact: Boston is a beautiful city. […]

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Boston Has the Second Most Expensive Zip Code in the Country

After a bit of a COVID slump, Back Bay has been named the second priciest zip code in the country, thanks to a record-breaking year […]

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On the Market: A Back Bay Rowhouse for Under $1 Million

103 Beacon St. #1, Back Bay Price: $990,000 Size: 845 square feet Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 full Do you feel an adrenaline spike when you […]

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On the Market: The Back Bay Townhouse of Your Dreams

410 Beacon St., Back Bay Price: $15,990,000 Size: 10,200 square feet Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6 full, 2 half When you were younger, maybe you dreamed […]

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On the Market: A Stylish Two-Story Condo in Back Bay

13 Albemarle St. #1, Back Bay Price: $1,395,000 Size: 1,380 square feet Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Enjoy the charm of a single-family home right in […]

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On the Market: A Farmhouse-Style Condo in the South End

36 Clarendon St. #3, South End Price: $1,350,000 Size: 1,028 square feet Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 In Aesop’s fable “The Town Mouse and the Country […]