The Latest Boston Luxury Apartments – The Arlington

The Arlington luxury apartments in Back BayNew luxury apartments called The Arlington have opened in Boston. The property was once the Boston Consolidation Gas Co. and more recently the Boston Renaissance Charter School. The building sits at 14 stories high with 128 one and two bedroom units, and is located at Arlington Street and Columbus Ave.

The property was co-developed by New York Related Cos. and Boston Congress Group, and the redevelopment cost a mere $100 million.

The Boston Herald states, “With its limestone facade and two-story arched windows, the building cuts an elegant figure. The lobby, once used to display gas stoves, has refinished marble columns and brass detailing along with new white marble floors — and a gas fireplace tucked in one corner.”

The Arlington has numerous amenities including hardwood floors, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and each unit includes a wash and dryer.…

Cloak iOS app

Want to Avoid Your Friends? There’s an app for that.

Are there times when you want to be antisocial and take a day to yourself? It may be very difficult with the numerous social networks that keep you connected with your friends and family 24/7, but you may be in luck. The new iOS app Cloak allows you to go incognito by collecting location data from your friends on Instagram and Foursquare so you won’t bump into  them on the street.

Mashable states, “Connect Cloak to Foursquare and Instagram and the app brings up a map displaying your location and the locations of friends who have checked in nearby. If there’s someone you want to avoid, select “flag” and the app will alert you when that person gets within a certain radius of you.…

Spotify Acquires the Music Intelligence Company The Echo Nest

Spotify buys The Echo NestSpotify announced that it has acquired The Echo Nest, which is a music intelligence company based in Somerville, MA.

Currently the company is behind other music platforms like Rdio and Twitter Music that allows users to personalize their music selections. Spotify plans to use their technology to create a better experience for users and this aquisition may impact many of Spotify’s competitors in the future.

In a statement by Spotify, the Founder and CEO David Ek states, ““We’ve been fans of The Echo Nest for a really long time and honoured to have their talented team join Spotify.  At Spotify, we want to get people to listen to more music.…

Harvard Square Redevelopment

$65M Harvard Square Redevelopment Begins

The redevelopment of the Conductor’s Building and the new development at 114 Mount Auburn Street has started this week in Harvard Square.

The developer plans to construct an eight-story 70,000 square foot building that will include restaurant, retail, and office space, and a new main building that will be owned by Harvard University.

The construction of the Conductor’s Building, which is 5,000 square feet, commenced with  a ground-breaking ceremony with Governor Deval Patrick. The Boston Globe states, “The century-old Conductors Building is one of the oldest original structures of the MBTA’s Red Line. Development of the new structure involves a complex design in which the building cantilevers over and above the electric transformers that power the entire Red Line.”

Carpenter & Co.…

The Batch Yard

Old Charleston Chew Factory Set to become Luxury Apartments

The former Charleston Chew Factory in Everett, MA is set to become luxury apartments. Post Road Residential obtained $68 million for the development from First Niagara and will include studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments.

The construction of the old factory will be one of three residential buildings that will be called Batch Yard and will feature 328 units.

Boston Business Journal states, “Residents will have access to a five-level parking garage as well as a roof-top deck, swimming pool, on-site gymnasium, and community rooms. Rents start at $1,700 for studios and as high as $4,000 for a three bed.”

The Factory has been vacant since the 80s and the founder of Post Road Residential, Andy Montelli states, “We’re pleased that First Niagara shares our vision for this project, which is to create a community which will bring new energy to this Everett neighborhood while responding to the growing need for housing within convenient commuting distance to downtown Boston.”

For more information regarding the Batch Yard visit batchyard.com