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Thread: Boston's Emerald Necklace

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    Cyburbian statler's avatar
    Jul 2002
    Boston Area

    Boston's Emerald Necklace

    On one of the other city discussion boards I frequent there is an ongoing discussion regarding the Back Bay Fens. The gist of the debate is if an historical and celebrated park can actually be a detriment to a city. I would love to hear what the 'pros' think regarding this admittedly amature debate about zoning, planning and urban design. The thread can be found here . The first post is crammed w/ large images but just scroll past that to get to the good stuff.

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    Cyburbian Seabishop's avatar
    Nov 2002
    Well, I'm not as familiar with the area as these people. But I see the emerald necklace as more of an assett than an impediment to growth. I hardly think that poor Boston isn't allowed to exapand because of it.

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    Cyburbian Planderella's avatar
    Dec 1998

    Hooray for the Yuppies!!

    My favorite post:

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    (9/23/03 2:25 pm)
    Reply yuppies
    On this forum and in the Boston Globe there is a tendecy to blame "yuppies" for everything. First of all i find the term condecscending.

    I lived in Boston in the 70's and 80's and i can assure you the "yuppies" have made Boston a better place.

    In those days when I or any of my neightbors needed to deal with the police (muggings breakins car theft) the repsonse was always the same, 'move out of the city'.
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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