Boston's North End has the distinction of being the city's oldest residential community, where people have continuously inhabited since it was settled in the 1630s. Though only 0.36 square miles, the North End has nearly one hundred establishments and a variety of tourist attractions. It is known for its Italian American population and Italian restaurants.
Commercial St and Atlantic Ave border the neighborhood on the harbor side, while Hanover St bisects the neighborhood and is the main north-south street. The North End Parks of the Greenway occupy the site of the former elevated Central Artery (demolished in 2003). *wikipedia.org
Other notable green spaces include:
- Cutillo Park
- Langone Park
- DeFilippo Playground
- Paul Revere Mall (The Prado)
- Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Arts and culture
At the end of the 19th century the North End was filled with small restaurants that served inexpensive meals. In 1909, there were 12 active Italian restaurants, and by the 1930s a few of these restaurants were renowned. Today, the North End's streets are lined with cafes, small grocery stores, and Italian restaurants. These restaurants are a popular destination for both locals and tourists.
Sicilian immigrants also started food companies specializing in their native cuisine, which after successful expansion moved out of the neighborhood. The Pastene company began as a family pushcart in the North End in 1848. Beginning in 1912, Prince pasta was manufactured in the North End and sold at 92 Prince St.
Every summer, the residents of the North End hold festivals (feasts) to honor the patron saints of different regions in Italy. Statues of the saints are paraded down the streets of the neighborhood while well-wishers attach dollar bills to the statues as a donation and show of support. The feasts also include marching bands, food and other vendors, and live music.
North End has 12 sites on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Copp's Hill Burying Ground
- Copp's Hill Terrace
- Fulton-Commercial Streets District
- Ozias Goodwin House
- Mariners House
- North Terminal Garage
- Old North Church
- Pierce-Hichborn House
- Paul Revere House
- St. Stephen's Church
- Union Wharf
- Vermont Building
The North End is accessible via the following bus routes:
Public schools in the area are served by the Boston Public School system.
Primary and Secondary Schools
- John Eliot Elementary School
- St. Johns School
- North Bennet Street School
North End Boston - http://www.northendboston.com/
City of Boston/North End - https://www.boston.gov/neighborhood/north-end
The North End Directory - http://www.north-end-boston.com/
North End Properties
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