Category: neighborhoods

New Business on Pratt: Capital Spirits

By , May 24, 2015 1:23 pm

73 Pratt Street is occupied again, this time with a package store.

Paving Schedules

By , May 21, 2015 5:55 am

paving schedule posted on the Department of Public Works website

Though Real Hartford announced the night-time construction on Park Street, many residents were caught completely off-guard. That is despite the City’s press release stating that it and SAMA (Spanish American Merchants Association) would be contacting Park Street business owners and landlords. We have heard from both area landlords and residents that they were not given notice. In an election year when the public is bombarded with a constant stream of information, it is easy for news about travel and sleep disruptions to get lost.

The City of Hartford’s Department of Public Works has posted on its website some information about Spring road construction. As of May 21, 2015, the only dates listed are for the construction that began on Park Street earlier this week.

As it turns out, this is an incomplete list. Continue reading 'Paving Schedules'»

Park Street Access

By , May 14, 2015 5:30 pm

From May 17-May 27th sections of Park Street will be closed to motorists from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. This closure includes on-street parking. The City of Hartford says that residents will need to figure out off-street overnight parking during this time.

This will impact Park Street between Main Street and Park Terrace.

Sidewalks will remain accessible.

Scenes from the Sidewalk: No.

By , May 13, 2015 8:30 am

Remember how last month Broad Street was all about equestrians?

We can’t help but think that a pedestrian with some markers noticed the sidewalk-closure-without-warning on the west side of Broad Street near Capitol Avenue, not so far from where this sign was spotted.

Affordable (Temporary) Dining on Prospect Street

By , May 9, 2015 7:00 pm

The food truck festival on Saturday enlivened Burr Mall, the typically underused space between City Hall and the Wadsworth. Continue reading 'Affordable (Temporary) Dining on Prospect Street'»

Spring Cleaning at Heaven Skate Park

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By , May 3, 2015 1:50 pm

Volunteers picked up trash, swept debris, and removed paint from the Matthew Furlong memorial in New Ross, County Wexford Park, also known as Heaven Skate Park. They said the amount of garbage was significantly less than in the past; the amount gathered after several months was less than one might have previously picked up during a single week. Continue reading 'Spring Cleaning at Heaven Skate Park'»

Coming Soon: Vegan Restaurant in Frog Hollow

Fire-N-Spice, which has offered vegan food at its Sisson Avenue location, will be coming soon to the former Pantry space at 491 Capitol Avenue.

Samba Fest 2015

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By , May 2, 2015 5:55 pm

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, president of Trinity College

The ninth annual Samba Fest, produced by Trinity College in collaboration with Riverfront Recapture, breathed some life into the Riverfront Plaza Saturday afternoon with drum beats and the smell of pinchos and pastéis.

Face painting and instrument-making occupied the youth while various bands played, sometimes simultaneously, around the park.

A Samba parade merged the talents of several groups and anyone else who felt inspired to join in.

 

Continue reading 'Samba Fest 2015'»

Learning Curb: Start ‘em Young

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By , April 30, 2015 9:27 am

Poor parking skills are honed over time. This driver has gotten a head start. Let’s look at all the violations:

  • Facing the wrong direction on a one-way street
  • Parking on the side where no parking is allowed
  • Parallel parking is the norm. This driver tried angle parking, backwards no less
  • Not even remotely near the curb
  • Possible interfering with driveway access

The future promises to be exciting!

New Neighborhood Park

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