Monthly Archives: May 2017

These birds mean business — and cuteness — in the Back Bay

Beacon Capital Partners on Wednesday hosted a banding ceremony to identify and track four peregrine falcons that hatched atop 177 Huntington Ave. earlier this month.

Peregrine falcons are the fastest birds in the world and are capable of diving at speeds of up to 242 miles per hour, according to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Four chicks — called “eyases” — hatched on May 11 atop the 25-story skyscraper at 177 Huntington Ave., which is located adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza in Boston’s Back Bay. [Read more…]

Rent increases in Boston’s suburbs now outpace those in the city, Zillow says

Residential rents in the Boston suburbs are rising faster than rents in the city itself for the first time in four years, reflecting a trend happening across the country, according to a new report from Zillow.

Nationally, the median monthly cost of a suburban rental is up about 2.5 percent year-over-year, while the median cost of an urban rental is up 2.3 percent, the online real estate database company reported. At this time last year, the median urban rental price was up 5 percent year-over-year, while median suburban rental prices were up 3 percent.  [Read more…]

Biotech startup Decibel slides home with new Fenway digs

The company, which is developing hearing loss treatments, is the first biotech to move into the Fenway neighborhood. But CEO Steve Holtzman believes it won’t be the last. [Read more…]

Back Bay condos to offer one more lavish perk: David Bowie’s art curator

Cambridge-based fine artist Kate Chertavian, former curator and advisor to David Bowie, will be the exclusive consultant and curator for the ultra-luxury Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences going up now in Boston’s Back Bay. [Read more…]