On behalf of all of us at One Greenway, we want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday! We’re thankful that we’re less than a year away from residents hosting their first Thanksgivings (and Friendsgivings!) in our building. If you find yourself in downtown Boston this weekend, we hope you’ll get to know the neighborhood. Start in Downtown Crossing on Friday, taking advantage of Macy’s Black Friday sales while seeing their beautiful custom-designed window displays. Prefer shopping small? Chinatown Main Streets is ready for Small Business Saturday. Of course, round out your long holiday weekend with Dim Sum in Chinatown on Sunday morning. We hope we’ll see you around the neighborhood this weekend!
The site for One Greenway has a long history—just like all of Boston. Located in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood and next to South Station, the site was home to a diverse community for generations. Syrian-, Lebanese-, and Chinese-Americans and their small shops all called the neighborhood home until the land was taken for highway construction in the early 1960s. Decades later, moving the Central Artery underground as part of the “Big Dig” project opened this land anew. Thanks to our partners at the Asian Community Development Corporation, a comprehensive neighborhood effort ultimately led to this land being returned to its original use as a place for a diverse community to call home. Families of all backgrounds come to the neighborhood to take advantage of the fabulous Rose Kennedy Greenway, a mile and a half-long park that begins at our doorstep that was created by the demolition of the Central Artery.
One Greenway is located in Boston’s vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. On every block, restaurants representing all types of Chinese and other Asian cuisine line the street. Many foodies from around the Boston area come into town for one of the most unique and authentic food opportunities: dim sum. Literally meaning “touch the heart,” dim sum originated with the Cantonese in southern China as small dishes served as snacks alongside tea. Over the centuries, dim sum restaurants became a place for families and friends to enjoy time together on weekends. Asking a Bostonian which dim sum restaurant has touched his or her heart is like asking whether they prefer Mike’s Pastry or Modern Pastry in the North End—it’s bound to cause controversy. Here are some neighborhood favorites that are just a short walk from One Greenway. We’ll leave it to you to decide which will become your go-to spot. Need tips on
Hello! Welcome to the blog for One Greenway where we plan to keep you in the loop on what’s happening at our building and the surrounding area as construction continues on our 363-unit community in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. In October, we topped off One Greenway with a terrific ceremony celebrating the hard-working crew on-site. In the months ahead, you’ll see the building continue to take shape on the exterior. Here, you’ll get regular sneak peeks at what’s going on inside — from the amazing community spaces to the view from our stunning Sky Deck, you’ll be the first to know what’s happening, and how you can call this new building in the heart of Boston home. We’ll also share what’s exciting and cool in the neighborhood around us so you can enjoy everything it has to offer before we even open the doors. Stay tuned for more, and thank you