It’s technically Brighton/Brookline, but Corey Hill Overlook is my favorite spot. Especially once the leaves start falling off the trees. Along the Charles by the Public Theater / Harvard Stadium rules too.
Let’s take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to talk about something serious. Yesterday some dudes got into the GTFO Allston HQ with a key they had for some reason. Thankfully one of us was home. They claimed to be from a realty office, but couldn’t name it. They said they were checking out the place before showing it. That was obviously BS. According to my roomie they were: white dudes in their early 20’s, not clean shaven, shorts and t-shirts (cha duh I know this describes 101% of the dudes in Allston but I’m being thorough), 3 were 5’8”-6’1” 180-200 lbs and there was one skinny dude with glasses and a “big-ass nose”, driving a silver and blue late-model Honda Element with MA plates. They left pretty quickly and didn’t take anything.
Because we’re not dingdongs, we called the police and changed our locks. Our friends over at D-14 said that this is happening a lot in Allston-Brighton lately. Story seems to be that people show up at a place that’s going onto the market, look around, test the key, then knock it over a week later if the residents are too dumb to switch their locks or lock their doors.
Maybe these dudes work for some sketchy realty company and are running a pretty genius scheme. Maybe they’re good at sweet-talking naive property managers. However it works, stay frosty, Allston-Brighton area.
This is a huge bummer. Get your asses out to Brighton Center, pet the cat that always lays on the disco 12” section, and buy some dusty-ass records (lil’ birdie told me it’s 50% off stuff under $20).
This is what happens when you leave Allston. You see horror movie streetlights. #AllstonStreet