July 24, 2018

Nathálie Wine Bar Opens Friday in the Fenway

Though it was built from the studs up in a brand-new, Fenway neighborhood high-rise, Nathálie Wine Bar already feels a little bit familiar. The second restaurant from Haley Fortier and the team behind Haley.Henry Wine Bar, Nathálie officially opens Friday, July 27, on the ground floor of the Pierce Boston

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July 4, 2018

Sky cabanas and a pet spa: Take a look inside Pierce Boston

Pierce Boston Pool Deck

At Pierce Boston, a 30-story apartment and condominium tower in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, residents can chill out on a rooftop pool deck or in open-air patios called sky cabanas, groom Fido in the building’s pet spa, and challenge their neighbors to a game of Pac-Man in the 18th-story arcade.

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June 18, 2018

Robotic furniture makes studio apartments more efficient

For years, local officials and housing advocates have been pushing for innovative solutions to a lack of housing supply and a growing population in cities.

At Ori Systems, a Boston startup, they did exactly what was expected of them at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: They turned to robots.

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June 5, 2018

So You Want to Live in the Fenway

It used to be that if you were spending time in the Fenway, you were either doing your best to avoid touristy Red Sox traffic, or you were part of the problem. But now, the neighborhood is much more than a place for a burger and a Sox game—it’s a buzzy hangout brimming with fast casual chains, cafes, shops, and restaurants

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May 30, 2018

Restaurant Review: Our Fathers

The pastrami ($15) at Our Fathers in Lower Allston isn’t just good. It is exceptional. Cut by hand into thick, smoky, salt-plumped slabs from the gnarly navel side of the brisket, the cardamom-crusted beauty is so riddled with translucent rivulets of soft, globular marbling that flesh and fat become indistinguishable. When art writers talk about Paul Cézanne’s paintings of the 1880s, they use the French word passage to describe the blurring of foreground and background, the melting of contours, he achieved with faceted patches of fluttering brush strokes.

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May 18, 2018

Development over Massachusetts Turnpike would add two buildings

Parcel 12 view from Boylston Street

In yet another proposal to build over the Massachusetts Turnpike, developer Samuels & Associates is pitching the idea for two new buildings where the artery runs between Newbury and Boylston streets in Back Bay.

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May 17, 2018

Another developer wants to build over the Mass. Pike

Samuels & Associates filed initial plans with the city Thursday for a two-building complex above the highway along Massachusetts Avenue between Newbury and Boylston streets. It hopes the buildings will enliven a forlorn stretch of the Back Bay.

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May 17, 2018

Samuels proposes $350M mixed-use air-rights project over Mass. Pike

Parcel 12 view from Boylston Street

Five years after getting approval from state transportation officials to develop on air-rights above the Massachusetts Turnpike, Boston-based real-estate development firm Samuels & Associates notified city planning officials that it intends to develop a $350 million project at the end of Boylston and Newbury streets.

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April 20, 2018

Pierce Boston Sales in Fenway Moving Briskly as Project Continues

As the Pierce Boston tower presides in a new way over the Fenway, sales within the residential project also continue to grow. The project was completed and opened on March 1.

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March 30, 2018

Robotic Furniture

Ori Systems

IT'S NO EXAGGERATION to say that robotics startup Ori is reimagining the potential of interior space. The company, which takes its name from “origami,” the Japanese art of paper folding, combines robotics, architecture and design to enable space to intelligently and effortlessly adapt to people and their everyday activities. 

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