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    St. Louis, Seattle, Atlanta, the South in General, Public Transportation, Oregon, Washington State, Chicago, gay-friendly developments, San Francisco
  1. Those are very good points, but I think on that note, I think we should push to be better connected to Logan and JFK in that case. Wouldn't it be great if we had a metro-north train that ran to a terminus at JFK? Even an express bus service would be welcomed. Apart from driving and parking at these locations, there are not many options for arriving at the airports.
  2. Those are very good points, but I think on that note, I think we should push to be better connected to Logan and JFK in that case. Wouldn't it be great if we had a metro-north train that ran to a terminus at JFK? Even an express bus service would be welcomed. Apart from driving and parking at these locations, there are not many options for arriving at the airports.
  3. Does anyone know the status of 101-111 Pearl Street? Since Perez is out, I would've assumed that there would've been more movement on that front. Also, I think that would be a great place for smaller studios and 1-bedrooms, especially since they are closer to the future Market At Hartford 21.
  4. So I know we've had separate discussions about New Haven-Hartford-Springfield and Waterbury-Hartford lines, but I wanted to bring this up given: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/16/obama.rail/index.html First, I always find it funny that the Acela express goes through NH. I know it's historically there, but there seem to be so many kinks to the rail line from NH to Boston AND I'm sure land down there is VERY expensive, so any hopes of realigning tracks could have a hefty price tag. Why not route it through Hartford to Providence via Williamantic or Hartford to Boston via Worcester?
  5. I just wanted to point out another benefit to upgrading the Hartford to Waterbury rail line that I don't think anyone has focused on: MetroNorth services Waterbury. If someone at the DOT could convince MetroNorth to extend operations into Hartford, I don't think anyone would complaint that they could take ONE train from Hartford into nyc! We need to exploit this wonderful plus we have as a region: proximity to nyc. It seems like we are close enough to be attractive, yet all the transportation planning seems to put it just out of everyday reach.
  6. Does anyone know if there are plans for 111 Pearl Street, and if so, where?
  7. this was disappointing news. I don't think downtown needs more retail space. it needs more residents and tenants first then the retail space will fill in. They should just scrap the project. Finally, I agree that I don't want another dollar store there.
  8. I guess I should defend my statements a little more. 1) I do not see the new Civic Center contributing to more residential growth. I think that when people think of what amenities downtown has to offer, certainly a Civic Center within walking distance would be nice (which would be Front Street), but I do not think that they want to be RIGHT near the Civic Center. 2) I do not think the majority of the people going to shows would be downtown residents. Most likely they are going to be driving in and going to be using the highways. The Front street location provides FAR superior Access
  9. I really think this is a great idea to relocate the New Arena to Front Street Project. 1) Trumbull street area is getting to be a more residential section of downtown and knocking down the current civic center would free up that area to more development. Further, they could also open up another pedestrian shopping way (from Allyn Street to Pratt Street). 2) it DEFINITELY would be a good idea to take advantage of the parking at the convention center. Currently the "rebuild on top of current Civic center" scenario destroys the current parking garage and forces development of many of th
  10. i saw some people in the grocery store area today. they looked like potential investors/entrepreneurs. Anyone know more about this?
  11. any word on Tantana or Capitol Grill? also, I went to Bliss Market over the weekend. I think this place would be an amazing fit for the grocery retail space in H21. it almost seems like Larry G built the place with Bliss in mind. Any updates on this?
  12. any word on that? And any idea why Whole foods isn't a perfect match??
  13. it's said "on trumbull between asylum and church" which leads me to believe that it's one of those storefronts on trumbull, but it also says it's the place to see and be seen, so maybe the corner venue would be best.
  14. ok, so I actually went in and looked around and the place is truely amazing! I did confirm the rumor of the 30% Aetna discount. It is true; however, it is offered to Aetna employees because Aetna is a major investor/stakeholder in Northland group. Northland also offers a 20% discount to employees of whoever occupies their Trumbull street building. So, with this discount it makes the rooms very attractive; however, there's a wait list for 5 deep for the upper end 1 bedroom and probably about 10 on the lower end 1-bedroom. A few 2 bedrooms are available, but I understand they are goin
  15. so I heard today that Aetna Employees can get a 30% discount on rent. has anyone heard this? maybe other companies in the area do this as well?
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