Sometimes you just gotta get out of the burbs and head into the big city to do, well, big city stuff.In Newton, that's easy to do - just hop on the MBTA Green Line "D" train that goes right through town or the "B" train that stops at Boston College.You no longer have to knock 3 times on a hidden door to gain entry, but if you want to feel just a teeny-tiny bit naughty, you can always order a Sazerac made with absinthe.Newton does have a Crystal Lake, but it has never been the site of any horrific summer-camp slayings by fictional, spectral serial killers.The Biltmore Bar and Grill is today a friendly suburban tavern serving up microbrews and craft cocktails, but it has a dark and dangerous past.It first opened for business (in a somewhat clandestine manner) in 1921, a year after Prohibition went into effect; so it actually started off as a speakeasy.Click the Quick Info Quick Facts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.
Come the zombie apocalypse, we've got a feeling these dead guys are all just going to roll over and hit the snooze button for another couple of decades, at least.
The New Phil tends to stick closer to home, where it's known for its children's concerts which are each followed by a "petting zoo".
Where else are you gonna bring the kiddies to have them hand-feed a tame bassoon, trombone, or the shy, elusive piccolo?
The Chestnut Hill Reservoir was built on swampland, but its peaceful beauty belies its murky origins.
The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for creating Central Park in that Other City, as well as Boston's own Emerald Necklace park system.