Adelphi Capital 121 Mount Vernon St, Boston, MA02108 Adelphi Capital is a transportation authority program based in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. For further information,…More call Adelphi Capital at the number provided.
This 52-acre park stretches from Forest Hills to the Back Bay. Its playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts,…More community gardens and bike paths are living monuments to the community rising up to stop a 12-lane highway that urban planners wanted to build. The proposal was to run Interstate 95 from the Back Bay to Hyde Park.
Residents had seen the enormous damage the Central Artery had done to the North End, downtown and Chinatown. In the words of historian Robert J. Allison, residents stopped the project by engaging in "some of the most creative acts of civil disobedience since the Stamp Act."
State Transportation Secretary Fred Salvucci had the idea to create the biking and walking trail we see today. In addition to providing recreation, it also serves as a major artery for bikers and walkers commuting to jobs downtown.
The entire park contains 11 tot lots, two spray pools, seven basketball courts, five tennis courts, two street hockey rinks, two amphitheatres and about six miles of biking, jogging and walking paths, according to the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The Carleton Court Dog Park is in the Back Bay section.
Public transportation: Use any Orange line stop between Forest Hills and Back Bay. At Back Bay, the park is accessible off Dartmouth Street, behind the Copley Place Mall.
Ross Cleaners 227 Newbury St, Boston, MA02116 George Levine opened the first Ross Cleaners in Brookline in 1959. A family business, his sons Peter and Carl…More eventually took responsibility and when they expanded to Back Bay in the year 2000, this Newbury location became Peter's store. Maybe it's the candid family photos on the wall or the full-sized Chuck Close self-portrait leaning unostentatiously against a table, but stepping inside Ross Cleaners feels like being transported suddenly to a small town where every business is just an extension of somebody's personality. Reliable friendly service is what it's all about.
John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center 40 Trinity Pl, Boston, MA02116 First opened in 1926, the John Hancock Hotel today exists as an affordable alternative to the expensive high-end hotels…More one commonly finds in Back Bay. The historic hotel became a conference center in 1971 and thrives today as an international meeting point for conventions, training programs, exhibitions and other special events. There are 64 non-smoking rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi service, continental breakfast, cable TV and a coffeemaker in each room. Situated near Copley Square and the Prudential Center, there is no shortage of places to eat or shop. The center is also convenient to several modes of public transportation, making it easy to get around town as needed.