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[gallery] Central to Fenway is the Emerald Necklace, a system of parks that wind through the city and was a result of a plan to reshape the Charles River basin, primarily in the mud flats between Brookline and Boston. Over the years as Boston developed and the use of automobiles grew, sections of the necklace have been redesigned, and salt water no longer reaches the Fens, but many of the broad, arching bridges that aim to keep with Olmsteads initial vision remain. One of the largest neighborhoods of the city, the Fenway neighborhood is the bustling area that many of the local universities and colleges call home. Northeastern University, Boston University, Emerson College, Simmons, Wheelock College, Mass College of Pharmacy, the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music, Massachusetts College of Art and Wentworth Institute of Technology, are all or at least partially located in the Fenway/Kenmore area. With such an eclectic group of students in the area, Fenway and Kenmore Square offer many diversions and entertainment options. Behind the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, are the clubs of Landsdowne Street. Along some of the other main streets which include Brookline Avenue, Beacon Street, Boylston Street, and Huntington Avenue, there are many shops and restaurants. Located in the southwest corner of Fenway is the Longwood Medical Area. Longwood is home to some of the leading hospitals in the world, including The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For art lovers, Fenway is also the location of The Museum of Fine Arts and the beautiful flower-filled courtyard of the Isabella Stuart Gardiner Museum. Further east towards Downtown Boston is Symphony Hall, home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.

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Boston's Museum of Fine Arts Wants Your Help

MFABostons Museum of Fine Arts is a world-class museum sometimes overlooked as a destination by locals. Housing over 450,000 works and located conveniently in the Fenway, the Museums treasures range from Egyptian artifacts to contemporary works, and every style in between. Originally opened at its current location in 1909, the museum is constantly evolving, with its most recent major addition, the Art of the Americas Wing opening in 2010. Throughout the month of January the MFA is offering you the chance to help select the pieces that will be displayed in a new exhibition of Impressionist painters. Entitled Boston Loves Impressionism, the exhibition will run from February 14 through May 26, 2014 and will feature thirty pieces of art from the Museums Impressionist collection. Over the course of the month voters will vote weekly on works grouped by theme: Week one is themed On the Water, and will be followed by From the Land, and finally Of the People. From January 27-29 the top ten vote getters will be whittled down to a top three which will be highlighted at the exhibitions entrance. Artists with works to be considered include Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and Van Gogh.

Aside from working on your curating skills, the Museum is offering an added incentive to lend your opinion. Voters will receive a voucher for two (2) one time admissions to the Museum of Fine Arts, valid for entry for the opening weekend of the exhibition, February 14-February 16, 2014. Sounds like the start of a perfect Valentines weekend to us. For more information and details, please check out the MFAs website, www.mfa.org.

The current main exhibit running through January 20, 2014 is John Singer Sargent Watercolors, an exhibit co-organized with the Brooklyn Museum which features over 90 of the artists works. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. It is open 7 days a week (holidays excluded - 617-267-9300).

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Fenway Center Development

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Since 2007, plans have been in the works for a major development project near Fenway Park. The Fenway Center is a 1.3 million square-foot development project that would be constructed in the open space above the Massachusetts Pike.

In 2014, the newly elected Mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, was able to negotiate a $4 million tax break as an incentive for the developers of the project to move forward. If constructed, the project would stretch across an 8-lane highway and a commuter rail, making it the first Mass. Pike air-rights development since the 1980s. The Walsh administration has pointed out to skeptics of the tax break that the project will create up to 1,800 construction jobs and raise millions of dollars in yearly tax revenue from a currently non-utilized space.

The mixed-use development will be comprised of apartments, retail stores, restaurants and a parking garage. At the heart of the development will be a 27-story tower that will house new luxury apartments. According to the Boston Globe, the complex will contain up to 550 new apartments and over 1,200 new parking spaces.

Residents of the new development will be conveniently located between the Fenway District and Kenmore Square. Known as the Cathedral of Boston, Fenway Park is one of the oldest ballparks in the country and is surrounded by a neighborhood of shops, restaurants and sports bars. Many of the new apartments will feature views of the ballpark and quick access to one of Bostons top nightlife districts.

The development will also be located next to the recently built Yawkey Commuter Rail Station, giving residents immediate access to public transportation. Once completed, much of the new space will be powered by solar energy making it one of Bostons most environment-friendly developments.

For more information please see:

Link 1: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/04/17/bra-approves-million-tax-break-for-fenway-center-development/bzOlFtjGm1H8RXAyRE9KiN/story.html

Link 2: http://businessfacilities.com/2013/07/bostons-new-fenway-center-development-to-begin-construction/

Nick Lattarulo for Bostonia Properties

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Landmark Center

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved a major redevelopment for the Landmark Center. Located near Fenway Park, the new plan will transform the shopping center from a neighborhood enclave to an iconic residential and commercial destination.

Built in 1928, the Landmark Centers iconic Art Deco style architecture stands apart from most of the much older and traditional looking brick buildings around Boston. Art Deco became popular during the 1930s and 1940s. Therefore, this style of architecture is much more prevalent in cities that were rapidly expanding during those time periods such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The Landmark Center was vacant for many years before it was originally developed into a shopping center in 2000. Its strategic location near a major intersection and iconic look have contributed to its success over the past 15 years. Developers will build off of this success with a major expansion and redevelopment.

According to the plan, three new residential buildings will hold over 500 new apartments. The massive 1,400-space parking garage will be demolished and rebuilt underground to make space for the new buildings. On top of the 100,000 square-feet of new retail space that will be created, there will be a modern food hall that will feature outdoor seating. The food hall will be anchored by a 75,000 square-foot supermarket that will serve the entire neighborhood and surrounding area. The cramped parking lot that currently spans the front of the building will be replaced by a new landscaped park that will integrate pedestrian-friendly access to the shopping center.

The plan will preserve the architecture of the original building, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. So far, this project has garnered a lot of positive support.

For more information please see:

Link 1: http://www.weinerventures.com/project/landmark-center

Link 2: http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/projects/development-projects/landmark-center-2013

Nick Lattarulo for Bostonia Properties

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THE PIERCE BOSTON

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved a major development project near Fenway Park. Once known as The Fenway Point, the mixed-use project has now been rebranded as The Pierce Boston.

The 30-story tower will be one of the tallest buildings in the Fenway neighborhood. The development will consist of over 20,000 square feet of street-level retail space, with luxury residential units above. When completed, there will be 100 condos for sale and 240 apartments for rent. There will also be underground parking available for residents to use.

While much of the development in Bostons recent building boom has been focused in Downtown and in Back Bay, the Fenway neighborhood has also seen its fair share of new development proposals. The Pierce will be located across the street from the Landmark Center, which is due for a major facelift. Developers have proposed to turn the Landmark Center into a major destination and move the large parking lot under ground, in order to create a new park.

Future residents of The Pierce will have easy access to the shops and restaurants at the Landmark Center as well as close proximity to the sports bars and restaurants surrounding Fenway Park.

The triangular-shaped plot where the tower is to be built is currently filled with a one-story building that has started to decay. The Pierce will revitalize the area with new shops, new sidewalks and new lighting. The unique look of the building was designed by a world famous architecture firm and has already received praise from many in the community.

For more please see:

http://www.universalhub.com/2015/bra-approves-31-story-tower-replace-old-fenway-sub

http://samuelsre.com/property/pierce-boston

Nick Lattarulo for Bostonia Properties

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