Globe Ideas piece: Boston’s vanished New York Streets

September 17, 2012

I worked on this one for a few months in fall of 2011 and it sat in limbo all winter. Then, with news of lots of new development in the South End, it was revived on a quick deadline. The result!

In the desolate eastern reaches of Boston’s South End, at the corner of the Mass. Pike and Interstate 93, the old Boston Herald office sits empty. The paper’s staff decamped to offices in the Seaport District in January. Earlier this month, new details emerged of a redevelopment scheme for the area, currently under consideration by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. With a large residential and shopping complex called the Ink Block and other plans for apartments, shops, restaurants, and a hotel, developers hope to transform this light industrial zone into a vibrant, “18-hour” neighborhood.

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