A new video from the Future Boston Alliance takes shots at Boston's reputation for stodgy government and sleepy nightlife. The video has prompted support and skepticism, and It's put the city's entertainment options - everything from food trucks to T-accessible live music and art events - back under the microscope.
This is the time of year when newly-minted grads take a long, hard look at job prospects. When they choose to live depends on the vibrancy of city life, and it means the difference between retaining young minds eager for work and play, or in sustaining a mass exodus of some the city's home-grown talent. The debate has implications both for the young and those who have lived here much longer.
We want to hear from you. Leave a comment on our Facebook page or Tweet us. Does Boston deserve its reputation as a sleepy city? Has it gotten a bad rap? What can be changed – bar closing times, late-night T service, cheaper city events, more networking events, more city festivals, more food trucks?
Colin Kingsbury, writer for Boston Magazine
Malia Lazu, executive director for the Future Boston Alliance
Jessica Martin, research manager for the Boston Indicators Project at the Boston Foundation