“Boston is one of the only American cities not to have experienced a double-digit increase in violent crime over two years”

Boston shows New Yorkers what their city could be like
Nicole Gelinas
July 10, 2022

After 904 nights of sleeping in Manhattan’s Midtown West, I took a three-day trip — to exotic, faraway Boston. What I found there was shocking: normalcy. Boston is a liberal city — but it is also a pragmatic city. My 9 a.m. walk down to New York’s Penn Station for my train to Boston was normal — for the new New York. I had to avoid an emotionally disturbed gentleman brandishing a bottle, screaming at people to “get away from me.” (Good advice.) Four hours later, I de-trained in Beantown, dropped my backpack at my hotel, and began a long walk — 21,599 steps. READ MORE

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