We’ve been getting really pummeled in the national media of late. It seems every state (well, except for California) has had a newpaper write an article with the tone of, “You think our economy is bad, take a look at Rhode Island’s! Just look at their unemployment rate! They have no industries at all. Just some schools! Whew, good thing there’s someone else out there more miserable than we are!”
Well, some positive, “Isn’t Providence a cool place to visit” articles have recently and quietly been sneaking out, and the Mayor’s Office “City News” weekly email (which is actually an interesting read, click the link to subscribe) had mentioned two such articles. It’s always interesting to see which attractions, shops, and restaurants the out of town press enjoys. The two articles are:
- Costal Living Magazine likes our restaurants, neighborhoods, and attractions.
- The New York Daily News calls Providence, “perhaps the coolest city you’ve never visited.”
- Also, a reminder that the New York Times recently did a nice “36 Hours in Providence, RI” article in August of last year.
It’s nice to have a break from all the negativity, at least until Twin River probably declares Chapter 11…
I think a lot of people talk shit about Providence because they need to justify their horrible quality of life.
“Certainly having more money must make us happier than you!”