Category: Hartford

Casa Linda: Sheldon/Charter Oak

By , November 25, 2015 2:20 pm

Curcombe Street


By , November 24, 2015 6:13 am

If you were wondering which bench in the city is the best, here it is. Continue reading 'Sit'»

2015 Holiday Anti-Shopping Guide

By , November 23, 2015 9:30 am


Venom Vintage, Whitney Street

I hate Giving Tuesday. It goes: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. What? So, only after you have shelled out money everywhere else should you consider charitable giving? False. For this reason, we list giving first.


  • ImmaCare — emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, outreach, education and employment.

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Cranksgiving, 2015

By , November 22, 2015 4:00 pm

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Spirit of Renewal

The “Spirit of Victory” monument in Bushnell Park was recently restored. Continue reading 'Spirit of Renewal'»

In Your Neighborhood: Frog Hollow

By , November 21, 2015 2:16 pm

Back to where the Real Hartford office can be found…





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Art Everywhere Weekend

By , November 19, 2015 8:00 am

“My Precious Stones” by Laurie Lemek could be viewed at Connecticut Historical Society on Elizabeth Street

Every November, venues around Hartford host artists for one weekend. Experience varies by location.

For the first time, 1429 Park Street offered up one floor for a mix of live music and dancing after hours, effectively extending the viewing time for artwork at this site. This is where dancers were painted as part of the performance, where a loud droning filled the mostly unfinished second floor. People wrote and drew in chalk on the floors. It was intended as an immersive experience; some got into it, others let this be their social hour, and kids dove into paint and what looked like fake snow, taking “immersive” literally.

Venom Vintage on Whitney Street promised to be just as edgy, but if you were hoping to see live graffiti art at the time advertised, you would have been out of luck. There was some pre-existing work on the walls in the store and in back. On one side of the space, visitors were encouraged to add doodles to a “zentangle art wall.” You could look at the secondhand clothing store as being art hanging on the racks, but hold off on getting excited about that. The store owner, Dina Brass, says the future of Venom Vintage in this location is uncertain; according to her, the building owner has a problem with the graffiti at the space. It has been approximately one year since Venom Vintage relocated to the West End from Park Street, almost on the West Hartford line. Continue reading 'Art Everywhere Weekend'»

Casa Linda: Babcock

By , November 18, 2015 6:13 am


In Your Neighborhood: Downtown

By , November 14, 2015 9:21 am

Like ’em or not, there have been a lot of visible changes to Downtown in recent months. The better ones involve seasonal graffiti, ponies, and being able to get coffee on the weekend from places that are neither Dunkin’ Donuts nor Starbucks. Continue reading 'In Your Neighborhood: Downtown'»

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