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  1. Is the Springfield Republican like our Hartford Advocate or is it like...a real paper?
  2. I think that wherever they put the arena retail will develop around it...if they put it out far in the neighborhoods or (worse) in the suburbs the stadium will become a little edge node - but by putting it adjacent to downtown it allows whatever new retail develops around it to be considered an extension of downtown, technically causing Downtown to extend to the north (or wherever). Granted, at first Main and Pratt probably see as much of a boom from this arena as they would if it were in the same spot as the HCC but I think it will help downtown as a whole in the long run. Also...the city has always been trying to get people think of the area north of 84 as downtown - in the Hartford tourist maps it is indicated as such but they have never really had anything big up there for people - now they would. And I'm sure that if the arena is built up there they would make the pedestrian crossings over 84 much easier to deal with (probably something like the new Columbus Ave. Bridge over the whitehead hwy, idk.)
  3. I don't know how long the New Haven Colosseum had been defunct...but now that it is torn down wouldn't that make the Civic Center the only major arena in Central Connecticut...shouldn't that be incentive to rebuild it bigger?
  4. I don't think anyone is claiming Hartford can GET both the NBA and NHL under any but the most promising circumstances for the city...I think we'd all be happy with one. People are only claiming that Hartford could support both...in reality Hartford is probably about as big as Buffalo (as noted before on this forum, any stats are skewed by the actual cities small footprint) and that city has NFL and NHL franchises.
  5. Need some love for Camp Trin Trin.
  6. I don't know...45 Mil just to raise Flatbush at New Park Ave...That intersection is already a mess #1 and #2 how much will it cost to seize those businesses. What's in New Britain anyway or am I missing something? Why is this line being built?
  7. Waterbury is not too far and it has metro north line, alternativly you could go to Milford or Stratford and maybe parking there is not as bad?
  8. It's not eBay that I have beef against, it's PayPal, I've heard one too many horror stories involving them and now I understand it is the only way to pay on eBay (besides a check, which I'm just far too lazy to write out). Edit: OK, I broke down and bought a shirt on eBay...btw, thanks for the link to nflnut RogerAnthony, I may use them in the future for a hat or something, but they had no cheap t-shirts.
  9. This is a little off-topic for an Urban discussion board but I thought it the best place to ask. Does anyone know where I can find a cheap Whalers T-Shirt (vintage or replica) besides eBay? Thanks for any help.
  10. Wouldn't that pour a lot of light into the upper floor apartments at night?
  11. From what I heard that building has so many problems with asbestos, water damage, and mold that it would be much cheaper and easier to demolish it and start over than to renovate it.
  12. I know nothing about this stuff...why is Heathrow service impossible?
  13. The leaning tower of Hartford?
  14. Thats what I thought too, but I looked at the original renderings and the windows are there. The renderings just always showed the North/South facades and the windows are on the East/West facades.
  15. I was walking around downtown today and I noticed they had started to put in the sunroom/atrium/(i don't really know?) glass and it looks really nice. Here's a pic. Also cool was the fact that the Connecticut river was flooded like 10 feet over its banks because of the week of hell (rain).
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