I just love using that name. It makes me feel smart.
The New York Streets neighborhood was where the Boston Herald building is, now. It’s called that because the train to Albany used to go down … Albany Street, and the roads off Albany had names of the cities the train ran through on its journey.
Then, they tore it down. You don’t hear much about it, though, for whatever reasons.
Anyway, Teradyne has announced they are pulling a bunch of employees out of Boston, so they’re putting their Harrison Ave building up for sale.
Some people apparently think it’s a good location for condos.
I don’t think that’s very logical. If you know the building and the neighborhood, it leaves a lot to be desired.
Also, can you convert a building like this very easily?
Maybe a rental apartment building?
The commercial real estate firm handling the sale has also suggested it being turned into a hotel.
Maybe a business incubator?
I’m all about living on the edge, but I don’t think there’s much here to appeal to condo buyers.
(Maybe it’s just its look from the outside.)
Source: Bye-bye industry, hello-condos pitch for Teradyne site – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald
UPDATE: Mmm-good. Updates to The City Record and Boston News-Letter show more maps of the New York Streets neighborhood, as well as a link to a killer photo of the streets, post-apocalypse (post-urban renewal) (post-destruction). I absolutely love the photo. It shows an old Broadway bridge (who knew that Bay Village’s Broadway was connected to South Boston’s Broadway?!) and the Teradyne building, from way back (in the way back).
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