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Golden Stairs and Golden Stairs Terrace Park, 6 Brigham Street EB has been the first solid land that scores of immigrants have stepped on when they first arrived in America: Canadians came in the 1840s, followed by the Irish, then Russian and Eastern European Jews, and Italians. By the turn of the century, Boston had become the second busiest point of entry to the U.S. after Ellis Island. After passing through immigration, healthy men and families would climb these famous GOLDEN STAIRS from Marginal to Webster Street to pursue America's "golden" opportunities. Dreams would be further stoked by the sight of some of EB's most beautiful homes along Webster Street — take a look — although two-family homes, triple-deckers, and tenement houses were often first residences. EB continues to welcome people looking for a better life, and the variety of restaurants and shops here reflect its diversity. Enjoy some of Boston's best thin-crust-no-frills pizza at SANTARPIO'S and delicious Puebla's-style Mexican food at ANGELA'S CAFÉ. LA SULTANA serves tasty Columbian baked goods and empanadas, and you won't be disap- pointed with CAFÉ GOGU'S espressos, Italian pastries, gelato, and cre- ative cocktails and appetizers. Piers Park and Rockies Urban Wild, 95 Marginal Street This beautifully landscaped park has spectacular views of Boston and Charlestown, perfect picnic spots, a children's playground and splash pool, and an amphitheater where performances and other community events are held. The award-winning park also pays homage to EB's past; its quaint, tree-lined pedestrian promenade extends over the water and leads to a replica of the original Noddle's Island ferry stop. One of four shade pavilions is dedicated to sail boat builder Donald McKay. Piers Park is also home to the PIERS PARK SAILING CENTER (PPSC) a commu- nity sailing center, which offers free sailing lessons to city kids and an award winning Paralympic sports club. Just across Marginal Street is ROCKIES, a project of the City of Boston's Urban Wilds Initiative, which protects remaining remnants of original ecosystems in urban areas. This piece of land is one of the largest re- 181 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8 excursions "spectacular views of Boston"

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