Southie has a reputation for being a rough part of town, but even with its gritty roots, it's a neighborhood with a lot of heart, rich in history and even richer in characters (only some of which have mob ties). From historical landmarks to having more beaches than any other neighborhood in Boston, here's a glimpse into why Southie is Southie.
1. We will undoubtedly save parking spots after a snowstorm
If you shovel your spot, you've earned the right to mark your territory with anything from a beach chair to safety cones to a statue of the Virgin Mary. Whatever you do, don't move our spot-savers, as retaliation comes in the form of street justice (or at least a very pissed off note). It's a time-honored tradition.