Interesting: one little word
So I'm reading "The Problem of the Boston Common" in More Things Impossible by Edward D Hoch and come across this bit of dialog:
"We've got three quarters of a million people in Boston, Sam, and we need more good young doctors like yourself."Hmmm. It seems to me that proves New York the more important city. It's a daily steamship service from New York that would elevate Boston.
"Why?" I asked with a smile. "Is Boston the hub of the universe?"
"It could be. How many cities do you know that have daily steamship service to New York?"