new haven is a lot less colorful than this article would have you believe. (although it is sort of fun that i knew exactly who about half the characters were. the flower lady complimented my coat the other day!)
as the blurb attests, this place suffers from serious delusions of grandeur. even a midwesterner such as myself understands that, with a population of about 120,000, it cannot and will never qualify it as a "minor major" american city, despite clam pizza, the cotton gin, or the vast number of powerful people who spent four years here.
also, if i were in fargo i wouldn't be looking at spending $750 a month on a one-bedroom apartment. sigh.