So, not so long ago, there was an area in Boston known as the "New York Streets" neighborhood. Or, something like that. It was down off of Albany Street – the streets off of Albany were named after the towns and cities that the old Boston-Albany train line passed on its way into New York State. Kind of neat, huh.
In the 1950s, around the time they tore down Scollay Square and wiped out the West End (which wasn’t a totally bad idea, contrary to what you hear these days), the powers that be decided that the New York Streets neighborhood needed to be torn down because it was a slum (I considered putting that in quotes, but didn’t).
Anyway, I want to write more about this. It’s an interesting story.
If you are wondering whereabouts this is, it’s where the Herald is now, and the Verizon telephone exchange building, and those parking lots back there, and that tall storage building.
From something, nothing.