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Old 06-16-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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There is always lots to do this time of year, check this FB page on Fridays for some good ideas: https://www.facebook.com/thebostoncalendar/?fref=nf
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Awesome suggestions. Besides food, I'm into photography and architecture. Are there any more places I can go to that look a lot like this? Historic, narrow streets, etc. This is from the Paul Revere house.


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Old 06-18-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Awesome suggestions. Besides food, I'm into photography and architecture. Are there any more places I can go to that look a lot like this? Historic, narrow streets, etc.
Beacon Hill. Acorn Street in particular is I think the most photographed street in Boston.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Awesome suggestions. Besides food, I'm into photography and architecture. Are there any more places I can go to that look a lot like this? Historic, narrow streets, etc. This is from the Paul Revere house.

As someone mentioned, Acorn Street (actually more of an alley) is lovely.

When in the South End at that Puerto Rican restaurant or at Addis Red Sea, Union Park between Shawmut and Tremont is picturesque, as is Worcester Square less than 15 minutes' walk near Mike's City Diner and the Senegalese restaurant mentioned esrlier, Teranga.

Pinckney Street on Beacon Hill, starting at the top at Joy Street, is pretty, as is nearby Louisburg Square as well as Brimmer Street.

Marlborough Street in the Back Bsy is worth the entire walk, as is Commonwealth Avenue, of course.

St. Botolph Street near Symphony Hall is cute as is Bay State Rd. (part of Boston University).

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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Yeah, like $15 for a cup of soup and a half sadwich, or $7.50 for a small cup of matzo ball soup!!
Haha. Very true. Like everything else in Cambridge, eating there can be quite expensive. However, given the OP's point of origin I'm going to say they've probably never enjoyed things like kreplach or kasha varnishkes.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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As someone mentioned, Acorn Street (actually more of an alley) is lovely.

When in the South End at that Puerto Rican restaurant or at Addis Red Sea, Union Park between Shawmut and Tremont is picturesque, as is Worcester Square less than 15 minutes' walk near Mike's City Diner and the Senegalese restaurant mentioned esrlier, Teranga.

Pinckney Street on Beacon Hill, starting at the top at Joy Street, is pretty, as is nearby Louisburg Square as well as Brimmer Street.

Marlborough Street in the Back Bsy is worth the entire walk, as is Commonwealth Avenue, of course.

St. Botolph Street near Symphony Hall is cute as is Bay State Rd. (part of Boston University).

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All good suggestions. The entire North End is like the Street View pictures you posted. Beacon Hill is similar in scale and narrowness of street. Parts of Charlestown also, between City Square and the Bunker Hill Monument. Downtown has a similar layout to the North End and many picturesque streets like Broad, Batterymarch, School, India, Franklin, Water and Milk. Near the North End you'll find a little fragment left over of the old wholesale markets area that's very tourist friendly, along Union St between North and Hanover; and you can imagine how medieval it all must have been before the highway demolition and urban renewal projects of the 50s and 60s that brought us Government Center and the Central Artery.

Don't neglect Cambridge either in this regard-- not the part where you're staying but Harvard Square and all around there is a warren of narrow winding streets.
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Great suggestions, thanks all. I had Helmand tonight and Cafe Barada (Lebanese) past night. Cafe Barada was excellent, Helmand was a but disappointing. I've explored east Cambridge a lot, and am chilling at Boston Harbor now. Prolly going to the Revere House area tomorrow. Local coworker suggested The Envoy Hotel's rooftop bar, which indeed has an amazing city view! Loving my time here. The Marlowe Hotel is very nice btw, and only took me 6 minutes to walk to the office.




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Old 06-21-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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Great shots! Glad you had a good time.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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So I really like it here. If I were to transfer my job up here in 1-2 years...i would be making (up here) 43k a year, plus the 5k annual bonus and annual raise...nearly 50k. Is that enough to live on? My lady would come with, she would make about 33k a year. I'd really like to make this happen. No idea what a young couple should be making to live relatively comfortably though.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:27 PM
 
Location: New England
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So I really like it here. If I were to transfer my job up here in 1-2 years...i would be making (up here) 43k a year, plus the 5k annual bonus and annual raise...nearly 50k. Is that enough to live on? My lady would come with, she would make about 33k a year. I'd really like to make this happen. No idea what a young couple should be making to live relatively comfortably though.
It all depends on your lifestyle. With just two people you could easily live on that, although you won't live in neighborhoods that look like the ones you visited.
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