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Listen: A Quick Breakdown Of What Happens To Boston In The Summer

A view of the Charles River, with Boston's skyline in the background (Wit Suphamungmee/Flickr)

A view of the Charles River, with Boston’s skyline in the background (Wit Suphamungmee/Flickr)

As the academic year ends and a portion of Boston and Cambridge’s estimated quarter million students leave town, the city feels transformed. That got us thinking: what exactly does change in Boston when summer rolls around? What are some of the numbers behind this transformation? We try to find the answer:

From liquor store sales to T ridership to the number of tweets coming from our smart phones, Boston can feel like a whole different city in the summer.

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