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Empty Windows: Harvard’s Vacant Commercial Properties in Allston

Harvard owns nearly 40 commercial properties scattered across Lower Allston and Brighton, nearly a quarter of which lie empty. As the University slowly moves to fill those properties with new housing and retail, residents and the businesses they used to sustain are left looking into empty windows.

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In Photos: Kicking Into High Gear at Quad Bikes

Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Quad Bikes reopened in the basement of Cabot House in the fall of 2022. Crimson photographers took a tour of the space with Julian K. Li ’25, one of the students running Quad Bikes.

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In Photos: Hasty Pudding Honor Actors Annette Bening and Barry Keoghan

Entering their 175th season, the Hasty Pudding Theatrical Company celebrated Barry Keoghan and Annette Bening as their Man and Woman of the Year.

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In Photos: A Trip Through the Widener Stacks

Ever wondered what’s underneath Widener’s steps? Lamont Cafe? Research librarian Sarah DeMott takes us through the elusive spaces beneath Harvard’s libraries, revealing magical treasures and bookish quirks.

Year in Photos

The Photos That Captured 2023

After a year marked by change and controversy, The Crimson looks back on some of the most important moments at Harvard in photos.

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In Photos: From Microphotography to Metalworking, Allston Makers Show their Craft at Winter Market

Local artists, craftspeople, and creators gathered to exhibit and sell their work at the Artisans Asylum in Allston this past Saturday. The event, the Winter Makers Market, welcomed residents to purchase works from the artists and ask them about their work.

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In Photos: The 138th Game

The annual showdown between the Harvard Crimson and the Yale Bulldogs return to the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn. on Nov. 18.

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In Photos: Pro-Palestine Harvard Students Occupy University Hall for 24 Hours

Crimson photographers documented a 24-hour sit-in of University Hall by pro-Palestine Jewish students and allies — the second occupation of University Hall this year.

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In Photos: Planting a Yard-Sized Urban Forest

More than three dozen Cambridge residents gathered Saturday morning to plant Cambridge’s first ever residential Miyawaki garden. Volunteers planted more than 40 species of plants native to New England in a single front yard to guard against biodiversity loss.

Mount Auburn Cemetery in the Fall

In Photos: A Trip to Mount Auburn Cemetery

Consecrated in 1831 as America’s first landscape cemetery, Mount Auburn Cemetery is a national historic landmark the burial site of many prominent figures — including Dorothea Dix, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Charles Sumner, Class of 1830.

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In Photos: Autumn at the Arboretum

One tree, two tree, red tree, orange tree. Across the river in Jamaica Plains, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a public park and botanical research institution open to all. Established in 1872, the park boasts more than 2,000 different species and 16,000 individual plants in addition to the vibrant fall foliage of Boston’s autumn.

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In Photos: The 58th Head of the Charles Regatta

Thousands of visitors and athletes arrived in Cambridge to participate in the largest two-day rowing regatta in the world. More than 11,000 athletes from around the world race in the competition.

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A 1,500-Pound Pumpkin and a Dream

After handing the pumpkin boat off to the next rider, Chang reflected on his journey. Referencing “Cinderella,” he jokes: “Now we don’t need magic to make pumpkins into these creatures, we can use human ingenuity.”

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Harvard Yard

In Photos: ‘Free Palestine’ Rally in Harvard Yard

More than 1,000 demonstrators rallied in Harvard Yard in support of Gaza Saturday ahead of an expected ground invasion by Israel, condemning the University for a lack of support of Palestinian students and complicity in what they described as “genocide.”

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In Photos: Sound On Sound 2023

Sound on Sound Music Festival returned for its second year in Bridgeport, CT, with 17 bands performing across two days.