"It was just three years ago that this writer described on these pages a "Saturday night out" in downtown Providence. The story demonstrated that a middle-aged couple could walk the city streets without being mugged, but more important, it revealed how little there was to see or do in the heart of the capital city.
Smolski, Chester, "Providence, R.I., Yes, You've Come A Long Way" (1980). Smolski Texts. 100.