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Official unofficial neighborhoods, 2017

Time for an update on the classic-yet-ongoing neighborhood mapping project! To recap: we’re on version 2 of a web survey for mapping Boston-area neighborhoods, the boundaries of which can be the subject of much disagreement. We’ve asked people to draw … Continue reading

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Map your neighborhood! (Again!)

When you think of your neighborhood, you probably think of many things—people, institutions, cultures… and geography. In your mind it probably has a spatial extent, or a center, or some fuzzy definition of what is “here” and what is “there.” … Continue reading

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Neighborhoods as seen by the people

UPDATE! We’ve got a new and better version of the neighborhood mapping project! Head on over to bostonography.com/hoods! Below is a map that has been shown off a bit recently, both on Twitter and by me at a couple of … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced neighborhood boundaries, Part One: Consensus

UPDATE! We’ve got a new and better version of the neighborhood mapping project! Head on over to bostonography.com/hoods! OLDER UPDATE: There’s also a newer map of what’s described below. As you may recall, we’re running an ongoing project soliciting opinions … Continue reading

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Wanted: your map of Boston neighborhoods

Let’s settle this. Over and over it’s been made clear that there is little agreement on the precise boundaries of Boston’s neighborhoods. Most people agree on the existence of the major neighborhoods, but everyone has different opinions on where one … 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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