Instead of an Ebullient Post-Race Party Scene, Boston’s Back Bay a Crime Scene
Back Bay runs roughly five blocks north to south, and nine blocks east to west. But it contains some of Boston’s most sought-after residential blocks, as well as busy commercial blocks. It is no accident that the finish line is in Back Bay.
The one-way marathon course is drawn up a like an arrow into the heart of the city, starting in the outer outer suburb of Hopkinton. And ending right here, in front of the Boston Public Library.
On Monday night, the whole place was silent, and occupied.
People stopped at the head of Newbury Street, the main commercial thoroughfare, and took pictures of the empty blocks behind the police barricades.