Northeastern Disorientation

Local Businesses and Resources in Boston

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To finish out Disorientation, we have included below a list of local businesses in Boston as well as a list of resources to learn more about the history of and issues affecting the local area surrounding Northeastern.

Local Businesses in Boston


  • ⬛ = Black-owned
  • ⧫ = family-owned
  • ★ = POC-owned
  • ⬤ = LGBTQ-owned

List of Businesses

  • Frugal Bookstore (bookstore) ⬛★
  • Pure Oasis (cannabis dispensary) ⬛★
  • Ali’s Roti Shop (restaurant) ⬛★⧫
  • Boston Shawarma (restaurant) ★⧫
  • Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen (restaurant) ⬛★
  • Flames (restaurant) ⬛★
  • Haley House (restaurant) ⬛★
  • Lucy’s Ethiopian Cafe (restaurant) ⬛★
  • Singh’s Roti Shop (restaurant) ⬛★
  • Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club (restaurant and live music venue 21+) ⬛★
  • Tropical Foods (supermarket) ★⧫
  • Farmer Horse Cafe (coffee shop) ⬛ ★
  • Slade’s Bar and Grill ⬛ ★
  • MIDA Restaurant ⬛ ★
  • Dartmouth Street Vision Center ⬛ ★
  • Nubian Square Black Market ⬛ ★
  • Giselle’s Gifts and Flowers ★
  • Trillfit ⬛ ★
  • Lucky’s Tattoo & Piercing in Cambridge, MA (tattoo & piercing shop) ⬤

Resources about the Local Area surrounding Northeastern


  • Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston by Richard Broadman: “Once a predominantly Irish neighborhood of houses, churches, and small stores, after World War II Boston's Mission Hill began to change: thousands of units of public housing were built - and allowed to decay there; nearby hospitals expanded, displacing people from their homes; developers and speculators bought and sold property and built twenty-story apartment buildings. A new, poor population and an affluent professional population arrived to compete for parts of the old neighborhood. Through the voices of the people of Mission Hill, the film tells the story of urban renewal, racial conflict, and the struggle of a neighborhood to survive through changing times. Special award winner, Boston Society of Film Critics, 1984.”
  • Equal or Better: The Story of the Silver Line: “In 1987 the Washington Street Elevated train was torn down and the minority community of Roxbury was left without rapid transit for the first time since 1901. Equal or Better follows the story of a misstated promise to three Boston communities and the issues of equality still present in our countries transportation priorities.”

Audio Clip



  • Chain of Change: Struggle for Black Community Development by Mel King
  • A People’s History of the New Boston by Jim Vrabel
  • Rites of Way: The Politics of Transportation in Boston and the U.S. City by Alan Lupo