April 01, 2014
Off the Green Line: Hynes Convention Center
Wentworth’s urban location offers a plethora of opportunities for students. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line, located right in front of campus, gives students access to a wide range of destinations around the city. The “Off the Green Line” series maps out some of the traditional, as well as some of the unconventional, places to see around Boston.
Hynes Convention Center
Trident Booksellers and Café, 338 Newbury St.
There’s an array of cafes to visit on Newbury Street, but only one doubles as a bookstore. With a comfortable vibe, Trident provides a low-key, homey dining experience in a highly commercial neighborhood.
Breakfast is served all day, and the café also offers a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, and other entrees. Ideal for escaping the bustle of the city, spending a day studying, or recharging with a signature coffee.
Kings Bowl, 10 Scotia St.
Located in Boston’s Back Bay, Kings Bowl provides an energetic social bowling experience. The place sports neon lights, big screen TVs, an old-school arcade, lively music, and a full menu complete with everything from specialty burgers and pizza, to milkshakes and shareable appetizers. So you can bowl, eat, watch your favorite Boston sports teams, play some shuffleboard, or do a little bit of everything.
The atmosphere caters to a broad audience, providing a clean and safe environment that attracts and accommodates both families as well as local college students. Socializing revolves around competition, so don’t forget your game face.
International Poster Gallery, 205 Newbury St.
With over 10,000 vintage posters from various eras, cultures, and countries, the International Poster Gallery on Newbury Street is one of the world’s most noted establishments of its kind. Posters portray images reflecting the social, political, and artistic environments of their respective contexts.
Stepping through the gallery, you’re taken through your high school history book, observing paintings, propaganda, advertisements, movie posters, playbills, and even luggage tags from the global pre-WWI era to America’s roaring '20s. Places featured include Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, the U.S., Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Featured posters are available for purchase, and while many maintain a lofty price, a collection of budget-friendly pieces are also available ($10-$50).
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- Dennis Nealon