Welcome to our map of the greater Boston area! We've marked off some of the locations that have been prominently featured in the Mafia AU for your enjoyment. Each location with a gun icon contains an exciting ficlet adventure, so click away! Most of them are in Boston proper, but a few of them are across the river in Cambridge. Not all the locations we mention show up here, but most of the important ones do.
We've had such a good time hanging out in this universe, and we'll be sad to say goodbye to it. As strange as it seems, this series wasn't originally supposed to take place in Boston. I was pushing really hard for a sort of fake-city, like Gotham, where some more ridiculously over-the-top stuff could take place, but merisunshine36 really wanted it to take place in a specific city. There may have been some kicking and screaming involved on my part (her words, not mine). Still, Boston ended up winning in the end, and I have to say that I'm glad it did.
I'm hardly an expert on the area, but I tried to put in as much as I could, to try to make the story feel like Boston on top of being factually accurate about Boston. I like to think that we succeeded.
--thedeadparrot (code monkey) & merisunshine36 (loyal sidekick and shameless freeloading humanities major)
Click on the markers for more information on each location.
The icons were generated by the awesome Map Icons Collection.
I found this page incredibly useful in my construction of this map, by making it simple to find the correct latitude and longitude needed for these markers.
All photography, with the exception of Christy's and the Police Headquarters, was taken by thedeadparrot.
The Police Headquarters photo is by kingdafy on Flickr.
The photograph used for Christy's is by EdKopp4 on Flickr.
Feel free to reuse any of this code in any future projects you wish. I tried to keep everything as modular and reusable as possible, but please feel free to ask me questions about any of this if you want any explanations for any of it.
If you have questions or comments (or praise ;)), etc., Let me know!