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Millennium Tower Developer to Help Spruce up the Old South Meeting House

The Millennium Tower—that hulking, blue-gray monument to Boston’s luxury housing glut—has received its fair share of criticism here and elsewhere. From its $37.5 million penthouse […]

City Life

GentriWatch: Boston’s Sky-High Rents Are Stalling

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Rents have gotten astronomically high in Boston. But on the bright […]

City Life

GentriWatch: ‘Cutting-Edge Luxury’ in the Heart of Downtown Quincy

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Pre-leasing has begun for the 164 units that comprise Quincy Center‘s West […]

City Life

The Millennium Tower’s $37.5 Million Penthouse Has a Buyer

The sprawling, 13,000-square-foot penthouse at the 60th and top floor of the Millennium Tower is under contract, its developer announced Wednesday. The unit, listed for $37.5 […]

City Life

The Millennium Tower Has No 44th Floor Because of an Asian Superstition

In some hotels, the number 13 is often skipped over when denoting rooms to put superstitious patrons at ease. Other buildings, in a more drastic […]


Restaurant Review: Yvonne’s in Boston

A glittery, over-the-top spectacle of a restaurant with serious food and drink.

City Life

GentriWatch: More Luxury Condos (and Doggie Daycare) in Chelsea

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Another wave of luxury housing has reached the North Shore. “One […]

Clover Boston

CloverDTX Opens February 3

The latest brick-and-mortar location of Clover Food Lab is putting on the finishing touches for an early February debut. CloverDTX opens on Wednesday, February 3, a […]

City Life

NY Developer Wants to Build a Millennium Tower-Sized Skyscraper Downtown

Boston’s ever-changing skyline could gain a new addition before the decade’s end. Banker & Tradesman reports that a development team led by New York-based Midwood Investment […]

City Life

Could Car Traffic Revitalize Downtown Crossing?

Consider Philly. In 1976, city planners in Philadelphia, prompted a fuel crisis and an influx of middle-class residents, blocked off 12 blocks of Chestnut Street, one […]

City Life

The Millennium Tower Is Boston’s Future—And Certainly Not Mine

Walking across the Longfellow Bridge from Central Square to Back Bay at night, the brightest structure on either side of the Charles River is the nearly […]

City Life

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Coming to Downtown Crossing in Early 2016

Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously voted Tuesday to award Patriot Care a conditional use permit to operate at 21 Milk Street in Downtown Crossing, […]

City Life

MBTA Transit Police Arrest Downtown Crossing ‘Ninja’

MBTA Transit Police arrested a man Thursday for indecent assault and battery after he allegedly challenged officers to a fight, claiming to be a ninja. […]


Downtown Crossing Gets Country’s First Full-Service Paul Bakery

On Monday, May 11, Paul bakery will open its second Boston location in the heart of Downtown Crossing. Unlike it’s inaugural location in Somerville’s Assembly Row […]


European-Based Retailer Primark to Open Two More Stores in Mass.

Update, September 2, 12:30 p.m. Primark’s Downtown Crossing location—the Irish company’s first in the U.S.—will open its doors on Thursday, September 10. Grand opening festivities […]