I love the city, it's got everything from revolution to clubs and some really great food. It's also got a history I'm currently delving into. Lots going on there, even as recently as 120 years ago. My current WIP is set there in 1882. Busy year for the city, lots of construction - I'm not convinced it's all finished yet, either. Have you tried to drive through there lately?
Anyway, the ushistory.org site is a fantastic one for historical tidbits in a nice little timeline.