A New Chance
You all call the city of Rainport home. Rainport is a rapidly developing city, and is quickly becoming one of the new best places to live (or at least it was). Rainport lies right on the coast and has a very active port just south of the city (it’s still technically part of the city, but that section is really noisy and poor so many people don’t venture in that direction). The city is fairly large, but not a giant (roughly 1/2 to 3/4 the size of NYC). The city is known for the integration of greenery into the gray concrete back ground, with many “mini-parks” dotting the city. Most of these only about as big as a block, some of the larger ones are two blocks. Most of these parks contain a few paths, evergreen and deciduous trees and a few benches and picnic tables open to the public. The parks are generally better maintained in the nicer parts of the city, and get rather scary in the poorer sections. Rainport is also known for the rather strong snowstorms it gets in the winter. There just so happens to be a jet stream and ocean current that coincide on the city and regularly dump over a foot of snow over night on the city (you won’t have to worry about this for a bit because it is still fall, and no, I don’t actually know if that would infact create snow storms, so just go along with it). If you were to take an arial photograph of the city, it would look a little like a bicycle wheel, with all the spokes being the different roads that branch off from the center (more or less).
The city divides into five sections relatively evenly: northern, southern, eastern, western, and central. There are also a few locations in the outskirts that don’t correspond well to any of the major districts.