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Old 12-15-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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As for the brownstone comment- When people refer to brownstones, it seems to be a consensus that it now refers more to the style, saturation, and connectivity of buildings that use brick/stone. I heard the term used in Chicago too. But, yea.. I guess we do use more brick than brownstone..
Totally right that it refers to the building type as you say. Languages changes, right? It annoys me, though. The New York brownstones are a real thing, quite different from Philly rowhouses or Boston bowfronts but we've completely lost the distinction; everyone just says "brownstones." More NY hegemony!
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I will be sure to use the proper townhouse terminology around my new neighbors!
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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I work at Kendall Square, but of course I drive in from (by Mass standards) the boondocks. 30 minutes is pretty tough to satisfy for a Boston commute. Just going across town can take more than that. I'd at least explore Medford around Tufts if you're driving and Somerville up around Davis Square if you want to walk and take the T - the red line goes right to Kendall Square. Either one of those should offer a pretty convenient commute. You can check the T-schedule at the MBTA site and get commuting times for driving during the week on Waze for any time of the day.
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