The Waterfront was once the Financial district of Boston, but after the city’s destruction it was flooded, and remains so. That’s not to say the area was abandoned – far from it. Since its initial flooding, the district has flourished, the second or third floors of building carefully reinforced to hold up against the water and the lower floors abandoned. High class restauraunts, boutiques, and hotels all prosper here, joined to each other by a wiry and beautiful network of archways and walkways reminiscent of Venice, but with that special ‘shadow’ feel that comes with physics-optional architecture.
As a side effect of its popularity, it is also an area highly contested by the local gangs, and though they tend to stay away from overt action here (or at least any explosions that would disturb the clientele), angering the wrong person here can often end in unexpected and painful ways.