There is a decent number of specialty music colleges scattered throughout the nation. Among them, there are a few that have great reputations, that if you come out of there, you'll be assumed to be a great musician. Among THESE, Berklee sits at the top. If you got into Berklee, you're something special. If you graduated, you're something even more special.
If you are a high school student looking forward to a career in music, you can't ignore the prestige that will be instantly brought upon you if you can get yourself accepted here.
You may have seen a place like this before. The way it works is, you come in, choose a piece of pottery that has already been shaped and hardened, but has no paint on it or anything. You paint it exactly how you like. They'll glaze and fire it for you, and you can pick it up soon after! It's a lot of fun to actually do it, plus its such a great way to give someone a new and meaningful gift. You can make a plate, a cup, a picture frame, or some figurines (small animals, cars, and the like).
If this is not actually the listing for the "T," Boston's subway system, then I apologize. But I think it is. Anyway, the T is really convenient, and really necessary, especially in a city so dominated by college students without cars. The cab prices in this city are so outrageous that sometimes I thank my lucky stars for it. But I wonder, why are all the conductors so incredibly rude? Also, why do the above ground stops so rarely have machines to purchase tokens? I always have to find a dollar and a quarter to pay the conductor when I get on, which is a pain, when I don't have exact change.
As other reviewers have pointed out, Newbury Comics is not just for Comics. It's actually dominated by music. I've had success finding a lot of less mainstream, jam band CDs here, stuff that I probably wouldn't find at a Sam Goody. Of course, if you do want comics, they have tons of that too.
Their location in the heart of Newbury Street makes them pretty special. Whether I mean to or not, every time I come to Newbury Street, I end up spending a good bit of my time hanging out in Newbury Comics.
This is a pretty fun movie theater to visit every so often, because it's so different from the modern megamultiplexes you see everywhere now. It's very old fashioned, in both the nature of its single-screen design and in its decor. You probably won't find many mainstream films playing here, either. I usually come here before even knowing what I'll see, and sit down to an Indy film I've never heard of before. Usually I like what I get.
This place offers all sorts of things, ranging from nail care, to tanning, haircuts. The best part about this place, so long as you are a student, is the 20% student discount on all services. From the way it looks on the outside, you might not expect to find anything too special inside. But what you'll find if you venture through the doors is a well kept, clean salon, with very competent and helpful staff.
This is a pretty solid hair salon. It's pretty fancy too, meaning you can have pretty much whatever you need done, done. But, you certainly will pay for it. Even if you go in for a standard haircut, you'll pay a lot more than you probably want to. A men's cut is over $30. For some people, it's worth paying this price to know you'll like the results. If that's you, I would recommend Salon Sasha. But if you're a poor college student like me, I'd say just go to a barber shop.
American Eagle offers really affordable clothing to take care of all your basic wardobe needs. They have great T-shirts and jeans, but I have noticed that the quality and uniqueness of the clothing has gone down in the past few years. This particular American Eagle is always really busy, which means that the staff is not as attentive as other stores I've shopped at. However, at other locations, the staff has always been helpful, and made sure to emphasize that more sizes and styles can be ordered very easily online.
This City Sports location is extremely convenient, especially for BU students. It is located near a large supermarket, so it makes shopping a lot more effective. I always find everything I need for sports and outdoor activities at City Sports, and their prices are generally reasonable. City Sports is a great choice for sporting equipment.
Do you like being in the company of lonely wives with too much of their husband's money to waste on accessories? Do you enjoy spending significantly more money for slightly better quality? If so, then this is the mall for you! Notice, it's not "Chestnut Hill Mall," its "The Mall at Chestnut Hill." That says it all. For a little more humility, try Arsenal Mall or even Cambridgeside Galleria. Although, Charley's Saloon is located here, and I would recommend that.