What’s your favorite city and why?
Are you trolling me? New Haven! I peddle t-shirts that read, “New Haven. It’s Better Than Your Town.” In 2004, when we first printed them, I was half-joking, but I was really committed to helping the city change into something that I could sincerely feel that way about. Today, I believe that New Haven fosters one of the strongest communities in the U.S. With only 130,000 people, it is diverse, walkable, bikeable, affordable and accepting of new ideas. It doesn’t hurt that we have the best apizza in the world and all of the other food is excellent as well.
I’m a huge fan of towns that don’t run from their problems and who see opportunity amongst despair. I’ve also been particularly impressed by the communities we have seen represented on SeeClickFix like Detroit, Oakland and Raleigh.