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Where not to park in Cambridge

tl;dr — don’t park anywhere Map and data enthusiasts on the north bank of the Charles, there are two things you should know: 1. City of Cambridge GIS data, for a long time only available on a shiny disk for … Continue reading

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Thirteen neighborhoods: one city

If there’s one thing everybody knows about neighborhood boundaries in Boston, it’s that nobody knows where they are. But they’ll tell you you’re wrong if you try to draw lines. That’s fair enough, really—any line drawn will divide neighbor from … Continue reading

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Autumn streets

Our last post was about summer colors. Boring. It’s autumn in New England! It’s those happy few weeks when the weather is pleasantly cool and the dazzling yellow, orange, and red trees distract us from thoughts of the dismal season … Continue reading

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Boston’s photographic colors

Boston is a colorful city, literally. From the green grass and trees of the Public Garden to the red bricks of the North End to the white triple-deckers of Dorchester, there is a variety of colors to see in the … Continue reading

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Cantabrigian Namesakes

In spite of the borderline comical duplication of street names in the Boston area (often within the city of Boston itself), the streets around here are named for many people, places, and things. They are names we encounter every day … Continue reading

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9,872 smoots. That’s how far I walked to make this deformed heart map for Valentine’s Day. That’s a GPS track of my path around Boston and Cambridge (and a bit of Somerville) to trace something like a heart shape. Over … Continue reading

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