By Beth Treffeisen
September 1 for many in the city means it is time to pack up and move apartments. Across the downtown neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, the Back Bay and the Fenway, many new and long-time residents of Boston were faced with moving everything they own up numerous flights of stairs and driving U-Haul’s around tight corners.
For the professional movers, the morning of September 1 was just the first of many that they will have to do throughout the day.
In the Back Bay, Karen Graziano who was moving her daughter a MIT graduate student once again from Cambridge, said, “This is the last time!”
Further down on Beacon Street, Peter Russo was seen with his mother Allison moving furniture into a mini-van. “I’m moving to Hemenway Street,” said Russo. “I go to Berklee College of Music, and it’s a lot closer.”
The Back Bay stint his mother said was just temporary for the summer.
On Beacon Hill, most streets remained empty but, on the back of the hill, a few such as South Russell Street were filled with unwanted furniture and trash as new tenants moved in.
Charlie Duprey was seen taking a break outside his new apartment. Duprey said he is making the leap from Cambridge to Beacon Hill with his roommate. The reason being, “the commute was too long.”
In the Fenway neighborhood, students and young professionals packed the streets. One student from Berklee was patiently waiting outside with his furniture for the moving company to arrive and another couple had their items lined up on the sidewalk as they waited for the landlord to hand them a key.
“We’re just moving from across the park,” said Tiffany Pham, “which, I guess is the problem.”