JFK Crossing is a neighborhood just north of Coolidge Corner along Harvard Street. It is named for John F. Kennedy, who along with brother Robert, was born at 83 Beals Street.
Originally farmland, the area was built up in conjunction with Coolidge Corner. A visual history of the area is recorded on four large, outdoor murals on Harvard Street, paying homage to the Jewish immigrants that settled there in the early 20th century as well as the more recent Asian and Russian immigrants who now call JFK Crossing home.
JFK Crossing provides a great deal of shops and services. The neighborhood includes many national chains. There are also many independently owned craft stores and shops, where shoppers can find a variety of gifts, music and art. JFK Crossing also has many nail and hair salons, dry cleaners, and an array of kosher restaurants.
Getting to JFK Crossing from Boston
By subway, take the C “Cleveland Circle” train on the green line to the Coolidge Corner stop and walk up Harvard Street for approximately 5-7 minutes. Or take the B “Boston College” train to Harvard Avenue stop and walk south on Harvard Street for approximately 10 minutes.
By bus, take the #66 bus from Dudley Station to Harvard Square via Allston and Brookline Village.
Metered street parking is available on Harvard Street.