I am Downtown Boston: Neighbor Profiles
I Am Downtown Boston: Alena Karabina. Photo courtesy Alena Karabina

I Am Downtown Boston: Alena Karabina, Owner Studio52 Yoga

There’s so much going on in Downtown Crossing. It has a day time work crowd hustle bustle and a night-time play hard crowd. Alena Karabina wants the area to find some balance. So she opened her boutique Studio52 in Octob...


Executive Chef Preston Miller

I Am Downtown Boston: RUKA’s Executive Chef Preston Miller

Just when you think they couldn’t be any more intriguing, the team behind Yvonne’s and Lolita’s has opened RUKA at the boutique Godfrey Hotel. The latest endeavor from managing partners Chris Jamison and Mark...



Trish Berry the new General Manger of the Ames Hotel.

I Am Downtown Boston: Trish Berry, General Manager of Ames Hotel

Walking into the Ames Boston Hotel is like walking straight into a history book. Constructed in 1893 as the Ames Agricultural Tool Company, the 19th century granite building is still considered Boston’s first skyscraper a...


Gordon Burnes, CMO, Bullhorn Inc. Photo courtesy of Bullhorn Inc.

I Am Downtown Boston: Gordon Burnes, CMO Of Bullhorn Inc.

When your customers are loving/hating you, it would be nice to communicate the good, bad and ugly loud and clear. This way, you can maintain a healthy relationship. But you don’t always have a bullhorn. Headquartered in B...



BRICK is a 20,000 sq ft urban country club smack in heart of Downtown Boston.

I Am Downtown Boston – Sarah Vazirani, Co-owner and Director of Operations at BRICK Boston

You might have seen her (or at least her high performance wear) around the CrossFit world, as the founder of apparel company Via Privé, focusing on technical performance wear for the CrossFit market. Today Sarah Vazirani is ...


Jamie Walsh

I Am Downtown Boston: Jamie Walsh, Bar Manager at Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale

It’s no surprise Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale won best downtown bar by The Improper Bostonian. They’ve had years of practice. At least in theory. Located in the historic 144-year-old Stoddard’s Fine Cutlery bu...



Rob Murray

I Am Downtown Boston: Rob Murray, President of Skyword

With a recent move in July from the Seaport District to 38 Chauncy Street, Skyword moved onward and upward to quite literally bigger and better things. This content strategist business doubled its space to 16,000 square feet on...


Michael Montiero

I am Downtown Boston: Michael Monteiro, CEO/co-founder of Buildium

When you’re a landlord, you have a bunch of pesky to-do items on your list. Collecting rent, paying property owners, advertising listings, screening applicants. Although these are important to your day-to-day operations, ...



Danielle Sheer

I am Downtown Boston: Danielle Sheer, VP of Carbonite

Who can forget Han Solo frozen in carbonite on Darth Vader’s orders? His tortured expression, defensive hands, legs locked in unrealized motion. Kinda like you when the last snowstorm came on The Weather Channel. A nod to...


Kit Hickey

I am Downtown Boston: Kit Hickey, co-founder Ministry of Supply

She boasts self-proclaimed simple and easy personal style, but Kit Hickey’s clothing line is anything but simple. As a founder of local “performance professional” menswear e-commerce Ministry of Supply, she and her partne...