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Forum: Development Projects 09-10-2018, 12:34 PM
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Views: 1,064,648
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Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Don't forget the telescoping spire!
Forum: Development Projects 09-09-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 324,171
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Parts of it are a carbon copy of the Wynn in Vegas and other parts are unique. For example the hallway rendering is basically a copy/paste from the Vegas casino, while the main entrance with the...
Forum: Development Projects 09-07-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,243
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: 60 Kilmarnock St | Fenway

Depends how luxury the trim/amenity package is. I'd guess somewhere in the range of $1200/sqft, so ~$750k for a 1br and ~$1M for a 2br. Currently the Fenway market is around $1000/sqft for nice,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-25-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,926
Views: 671,685
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Usually there are only 2 bathrooms at the back of the plane for ~160 people. The wait can get really long and the bathrooms can get pretty nasty, especially on an overnight flight when everyone will...
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 674,321
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

Entry level business analysts get $55k-65k at my company. We have somewhere in the range of 500-1000 of them in our Boston office. Also, these are run-of-the-mill business/finance graduates from a...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 695,532
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

I've complained before about the lack of higher-end bars in Fenway, especially compared to the relative abundance of sports bars and college bars. With Nathalie having opened recently and Fool's...
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 34,392
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

The same could be said about almost any building in the world. Unless it's some architectural masterpiece or a soviet-era concrete bloc, people generally don't care what it looks like on the outside....
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 324,171
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

So when someone goes and shoots up a school, it's also the government's fault for not having stricter gun control... right? Don't blame the shooter, blame the government.
Forum: General 08-12-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

This is a bad analogy because if you steal my car I don't have a car anymore. There would be actual negative consequences for me.

Compared to this photographer who has had literally no negative...
Forum: General 08-12-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Agreed. It's like that woman in LA who yells at kids selling candy because they don't have a street vendor permit. Who cares, even if it might be technically illegal?
Forum: General 08-10-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

From an ethical standpoint, he never claimed it was his and he left the watermark on the photo. Nor is he using it for personal gain. I don't see what the issue is and why you feel the need to call...
Forum: Development Projects 07-30-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 695,532
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

Those are all great spots to have a drink, but they're primarily restaurants. Though they do have bar areas it's not the same as a dedicated bar IMO.
Forum: Development Projects 07-27-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 695,532
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

Nathalie Wine Bar is opening this afternoon (https://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/2018/07/24/nathalie-wine-bar-open-fenway-photos/), located at the Pierce building in Fenway.

Glad we're...
Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 695,532
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

I'd define a dive bar as:

- Cheap drinks
- Limited selection
- No-frills/run down decor
- Bar service only
- Regulars

In that sense dive bars and college bars are not mutually exclusive. ...
Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 695,532
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

I could devote a fridge to all the mixers, liquers, fruits and bitters that would be required to make fancy cocktails. I could install a wine cellar in my basement storage unit. I could install a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 695,532
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

This is all just IMO of course, but I don't really see the appeal of dive bars. If I wanted to drink cheap booze I would just buy something from the grocery store and drink it at my place. I like...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 25,991
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Office Thread

Wayfair is asking for the equivalent of ~30 floors on the Pru just to put some context on that amount of space. It's going to have to be an entire office building or a campus made up of smaller...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,243
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: 60 Kilmarnock St | Fenway

100% this.

I was hoping that this development would provide an opportunity for some smaller retail operations that couldn't afford the rent on Boylston Street. Ideally it could have been an...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-07-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: New Yorkers want to move to Boston

Koreatown alone is bigger than downtown Boston. You're also forgetting quite a few neighborhoods - West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Arts District, Silverlake, Mid-Wilshire, Echo Park just to name a few off...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-07-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: New Yorkers want to move to Boston

Of course. I was talking about people who are choosing to move to a city of their own volition. I know a lot of people don't have that luxury and have to go where the jobs are.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-06-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: New Yorkers want to move to Boston

At a high level, Boston is basically a smaller version of NYC. It has a very similar climate, similar geography and similar demographics (though less ethnically diverse than NYC). So if someone...
Forum: Development Projects 07-03-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 695,532
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

It's over-regulation that allows busy bodies to have this sort of power. If a property is in a commercial/retail zone it shouldn't have to get community approval for a liquor license. It should be a...
Forum: Development Projects 05-21-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 315,356
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

I have high quality windows in my place and there's a limit to their noise dampening ability. They block all the white noise but really loud stuff like helicopters and sirens can still make it...
Forum: Development Projects 05-21-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 315,356
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

Yeah most of that comes across as someone who's never lived in a high-rise building before. Or even in a city, to be honest. Helicopters, seriously? Also, is he upset the doormen are doing their job?...
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 244,493
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Agreed. Once there's a specific proposal for a parcel that seems to be moving forward, it should have its own thread.
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