Seaport Neighborhood - Infill and Discussion

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Anyone knowledgeable on the subject care to comment on how this proliferation of eateries in the Seaport may affect other dining destinations in the city, particularly the North End?
 

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Anyone knowledgeable on the subject care to comment on how this proliferation of eateries in the Seaport may affect other dining destinations in the city, particularly the North End?
Boston's a growing city, and that growth is not limited to the Seaport neighborhood. As people continue to move into Boston neighborhoods and visitors continue to flock into the city, I highly doubt the proliferation of eateries in the Seaport will have any quantifiable impact on the dining destinations in the North End. Despite the visibility of outdoor dining and more people on foot throughout the Seaport (which is always refreshing to witness), I think the North End and other Boston neighborhoods have a competitive edge for visitors thanks to the Freedom Trail and numerous other cultural/historic institutions that will always be a complementary draw for diners.

Depending on diners that need to drive in from outside the city is a bigger threat to restaurants than the ecosystem of other dining destinations opening up/expanding. As long as gas prices continue to climb and be a threat on people's budgets, the most important planning step Boston can take is to continue improving non-vehicular access and walkability/bike-ability of all neighborhoods.
 

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Why did they rip up the green space between 101 and 121 seaport? They just built it a couple years ago. Maybe because when it was built the park between the amazon buildings had a different plan so it doesnt match the new one.. idk.
 

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Boston's a growing city, and that growth is not limited to the Seaport neighborhood. As people continue to move into Boston neighborhoods and visitors continue to flock into the city, I highly doubt the proliferation of eateries in the Seaport will have any quantifiable impact on the dining destinations in the North End. Despite the visibility of outdoor dining and more people on foot throughout the Seaport (which is always refreshing to witness), I think the North End and other Boston neighborhoods have a competitive edge for visitors thanks to the Freedom Trail and numerous other cultural/historic institutions that will always be a complementary draw for diners.
I realized that after I had posted my question. All the residential and office high-rises that will be opening in the area will keep the North End restaurants well-supplied with diners.
 

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Why did they rip up the green space between 101 and 121 seaport? They just built it a couple years ago. Maybe because when it was built the park between the amazon buildings had a different plan so it doesnt match the new one.. idk.
I've been wondering about this as well and have not been able to find an answer. Are they just scrapping the "park" altogether?
 

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