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Ground Zero: The Out of Town Newsstand.
Recent years have seen the Square become something of an overgrown Anymall, U.S.A., as the local stores get bought out and replaced (nice to have known ya, Tasty!).
The Chessmaster awaits his next victim (if you beat him, you get your $2 fee back).
And bookstores! There are women's bookstores and children's bookstores; foreign-language and science-fiction bookstores. You can look down and see bookstores in basements or look up and see bookstores on second floors. And, yes, in a district hard by Harvard, there are stores that sell textbooks.
And what of dear old Harvard? It's everywhere (it even owns many of the buildings in the Square) - so you might as well not try to ignore it. Walk the ivied Harvard Yard. Pat John Harvard's shoe (fun fact: nobody knows what he really looked like, so the face on his statue is really that of a friend of sculptor Daniel Chester French). Take a tour of the various Harvard museums (Glass Flowers, anyone?). You'll feel smarter in no time (just remember, you can always tell a Harvard man - you just can't tell him much).
- Harvard Square T stop
- Harvard Square (and Boston) bookstores
- Harvard Square - Lists of attractions, stores and events.
- Harvard University museums
- The Tasty Series - A series of short (very!) stories, all centered on the Tasty. When you click, scroll down a bit for the Tasty stories.
You don't want to pat John Harvard's shoe. Some young fellows, somewhat inebriated, find it amusing to relieve themselves While aiming at that shoe.
Helen on September 25, 2004 03:47 PM.
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