Boston’s Seaport District challenges NY for Tech Dominance

A pretty nice review of the Seaport District, both from a business and personal (tourist) perspective, courtesy of Dakota Kim in Paste magazine.

2017 has brought a slew of new business to the Seaport, including restaurants (the world’s oldest startups), shopping, residential real estate, and AI startups like Neurala, which is claiming some major breakthroughs. Red Hat has made good on its promise to finish building its new office by mid-year, and its Global Executive Briefing Center, Engineering Lab, and Open Innovation Labs are pretty cushy, plus there’s a hidden speakeasy, natch. And now comes the news that Amazon will lease 150,000 square feet one block from GE’s HQ. In an old city, everything in the Seaport feels (and for the most part, is) new. Amidst the red brick of old candy factories, a lifestyle-based city is springing up. This Boston just feels, in a way that it didn’t 10 years ago, chic and cutting-edge.

Included are the author’s opinions on The Outlook restaurant at The Envoy hotel, along with District Hall, Barrington Coffee, and Trillium Brewery.

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