Couldn't agree more with these sentiments...the city is improving dramatically. Yes affordability is a major issue, but in terms of street life, public spaces and excitement, it's 100% better than it was just 10 years ago.Well said Stick! I live a stones throw from Lake Ontario and its shameful how little public access there is too the lake front. Every time I visit Boston ( 3or 4 times a year) I make sure I walk the harborwalk. It really is a great party of Boston that keeps getting better.