It's a zombie city, an ambulatory corpse, shedding sloughed-off bits as it slouches along. It's not as bad as, say, Fort Stockton, Texas (which has its own tenacious kind of fungal life), but it's bad.
And yet all the bitter Yalies serving their law school sentences at HLS grouse about how much they miss it. Scheherazade Fowler lists it as one of the best places to live (ranking above San Diego!). I can only hope that Will Baude will not succumb to the warping influence of this malevolent burg.