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Old 06-07-2016, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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My post should say en* route. Sorry.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:11 PM
 
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My post should say en* route. Sorry.
you enjoy seeing people living in shabby homes ?
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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I walk through a pretty shabby area of Brighton every day enjoy route to Cambridge. At North beacon and market and North of there, along western ave too is pretty bleak.
It's a little more auto and industrial oriented and less a part of the urban fabric.

I wouldn't call it particularly shabby, pretty much all the buildings are well maintained and occupied. And you've got lots of shiny newer construction in the area (like the WGBH + New Balance HQ buildings.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:27 AM
 
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I walk through a pretty shabby area of Brighton every day enjoy route to Cambridge. At North beacon and market and North of there, along western ave too is pretty bleak.
I can't think of a bleak area along Western at all. Mahoney's, some restaurants, a shopping center. Dunno.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:10 AM
 
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I can't think of a bleak area along Western at all. Mahoney's, some restaurants, a shopping center. Dunno.
Well, I actually walk past it every day. Go down to Western Ave and Birmingham Parkway- abandoned building all boarded up on both corners facing east, the house that's empty is giant. Vacant parking lot with all kinds of grass growing out of it connected to the vacant Autobahn USA (empty for more than a few years now). There are a couple more boarded up houses just off Western Ave on some side streets. North Beacon and Market features the long closed up Pig and Whistle diner next to a very scenic gas station. If you go closer to 90, everything is pretty shabby. There's a nice abandoned swimming pool on North Beacon near the Charles River as well. Then you've got the Faneuil Gardens Projects near New Balance. There's the Star Market and mediocre shopping center over there which looks ok, but also the site of Brighton's only recent shooting/murder. Skating Club of Boston looks like nothing, although it is in use. The hotel right by there looks downright depressing.

Here's a couple pics I just happened to have on my phone, but aren't all of what I mentioned:

Western Ave:


^ The houses further down behind it are also boarded up.

Also Western Ave:


^ the graffiti was recently painted over (as have been a lot of places in the grittier parts of Allston too, I've noticed), but give it a couple months. I'm sure the summer will have it all back to normal.

And the beautiful corner of Birmingham Parkway and Western Ave:
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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That one house that is boarded and Autobahn lot are at the very end at the parkway. It's about a half a block to a block. That's about it. Everything else on Western is built up or under construction. That's a BIIIIIG stretch to call it blighted.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:28 AM
 
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Looks like the Autobahn USA site won't be vacant for long.

The boarded up "house" is the Charles River Speedway Administration Building, a designated landmark. As of August 2014 a developer had been selected to renovate the main building as non-profit office space and building a new residential building where the garages are.

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Old 06-08-2016, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Pawtucket, RI
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Speedway Headquarters project website
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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Looks like the Autobahn USA site won't be vacant for long.

The boarded up "house" is the Charles River Speedway Administration Building, a designated landmark. As of August 2014 a developer had been selected to renovate the main building as non-profit office space and building a new residential building where the garages are.
"Problem" solved!
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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That one house that is boarded and Autobahn lot are at the very end at the parkway. It's about a half a block to a block. That's about it. Everything else on Western is built up or under construction. That's a BIIIIIG stretch to call it blighted.
Lol ok bro. Tell me that I'm wrong, I only walk by every day. I'm also one of very very few people walking. It's not a good area.
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