Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, the magic number is $3,500 a month in Cambridge.
It’s impossible to say, of course, though the ad of her on the No. 1 from Harvard Square to Dudley Square was central to her ultimately successful message, one that leaned heavily on issues of income inequality and access to opportunity.
The redone hub is meant to be more open and available to the surrounding neighborhood, including through more than 800 indoor and outdoor seats, chess tables (a staple of the pre-renovated Smith Center), and publicly available restrooms.
Here’s how the annual Curbed Cup works: We present two matchups a day during the first round. Polls stay open 24 hours for each one. The biggest vote-getter in each matchup advances to the second round. And so on.
Residents and business owners upset over the city’s recent installation of protected routes in the Harvard Square area have vowed to take over citywide transportation planning via a grassroots movement.
The school has installed a plaque in its main plaza that acknowledges the role of slavery in its establishment. The move is the latest that the nation’s oldest university has undertaken to mark slavery’s place in its success.
The news that the school was shopping its 8-acre campus dropped like a thunderclap in late May. Given its location alone, never mind the size, it appeared the parcel had the potential to be one of the Boston region’s most important sales in living memory. Here’s the thing, though.
The attached spread also includes four bedrooms and three full baths as well as access to outdoor space such as a courtyard. Altogether, it’s an amount of space rarely available in that area of Cambridge.
About three months ago, it looked like billionaire investor Gerald Chan would lose the long-shuttered Harvard Square Theatre in the similarly named Cambridge neighborhood to eminent domain. Forget that.
Because of its location, the property, which includes more than a dozen buildings, will instantly become one of the biggest and most well-positioned commercial listings in the entire Boston region. Don’t get out your checkbook just yet, though.