Expect new wave of Globe stories about the wonders of downtown starting in June

A copy of the memo to Globe staffers about the move to 53 State Street floats over Dan Kennedy's transom; staffers will start moving out of Dorchester in June. Shocker: They'll no longer be allowed to have their own min-fridges. Bonus: They will have access to a 12th-floor roof deck.

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Good for them, they can be close to DTX, I read in the Globe this week that it's the place to be in Boston. They can stroll Washington Street at night, shop at Corner Mall and sit on benches and watch the people walk by.

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Q: Does anyone read a

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Q: Does anyone read a newspaper anymore?

A: No.

Q: Will I lose my job because of the cost of high rent?

A: Yes.

Q: Should I shoot myself now?

A: No Comment.

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wonder

I wonder if Farragher will re-think his recent column after working in the area.

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Well, there's always Yelp

Obviously they don't document businesses that don't have retail-level interactions with customers, so "office buildings floor by floor" might be tough. And what would anyone do with that info anyway? If you've got business with a company and their office location is public, they'll tell you how to get there. If it's an office that doesn't invite the public into their space, you probably don't have a legit reason to go there.

fridges

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No mini-fridges? No sweat for Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo, who long ago opted for full-sized fridges at their respective desks.

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Meh

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The roof deck is nice, but if you want to eat lunch up there go early. There's 40 floors in the building that use it. (No roasting marshmallows over the fire pit!)

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Who is going to be the person

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Who is going to be the person who puts an entire 12 pack of diet coke into the crowded office fridge? Perhaps Shirley Leung? Whoever wrote the column saying that reclining your seat on an airplane is good and just? At The Herald its obviously Howie Carr. I bet he microwaves seafood at the office too.

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Actually, Howie's the guy who

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Actually, Howie's the guy who goes through the Herald office on Sundays to pick up cans from out of the company recycling bins to redeem for some nickels. Well, actually, he used to have his kid do the actual picking through the bins.

Focal points will be the

Focal points will be the following

- Piss smelling Winter St

- BPD officers that allow dealing

- Continued homelessness​ throughout District

- Night Junkies in the alleys of Bromfield

- Bridge allowing youth to dope on Mason and safely sleep in their hallways afterwards

- Public works and Ambassador program pretending to recycle yet throwing everything in the same compactor

- John Paul grabbing women at Tremont and Winter

....Listen, it's DTX not some fairy land called Midtown. It'll always be the same no matter how much lipstick you put on that swine.

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Who decides when a made-up

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Who decides when a made-up name, like Midtown (or, you know, Downtown Crossing) stops being a marketing ploy and becomes official?

in a lot of cases, stupid

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in a lot of cases, stupid names come from real estate twerps looking to sell something but wanting to ditch any connotations the actual name of the neighborhood/area might have.

DTX

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  • Jordan Marsh Company
  • William Filene's Sons Company
  • F.W. Woolworth Company
  • Gilchrist's

THAT was Downtown Crossing!

"THAT was Downtown Crossing!"

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No, that was Washington Street, as the downtown shopping district was always called. Though I understand and completely agree with your point, the name "Downtown Crossing" was a machination that dates back only to 1979 when it was made into a pedestrian mall. We all saw how THAT worked out.

And for a bit of real minutia, Gilchrist's closed in 1977. So it was never technically part of "Downtown Crossing" which was named as such in 79.

Interesting historical facts

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This is actually interesting information for those of us that remember/appreciate the glory days of downtown Boston shopping, though probably not of interest to more recent blow-ins.