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  1. Because the Courant sucks and the HBJ is on their game! LOL Where's the Hartford Times when you need it...
  2. I'm really glad to see that H.B. Nitkin Group is still on the table. He's done some wonderful projects in Stamford and other areas which includes the Shops at Somerset Square in Glastonbury and said he really fell for Hartford after spending some time there and is now a city proponent which IMHO is hard to come by from FFC residents at times. It's not a site plan but here's an article from the Hartford business Journal about Nitkin's thoughts on the site and city. http://hbnitkin.com/news/pdf/HartBizJournalJul_05.pdf Still, he says, he was “curious,” and came to the city to inspect
  3. LOL I saw that and was like "I wonder how many people are clicking 'no' when they really mean 'yes'". It's worded a bit tricky.
  4. The good Dr who chairs the UCONN center is a fat cat from Boston feeding his own appetite. They have a blank check from our state government and this project does not need state congressional approval! Must be nice to just "want" a new house and just do what you want and get it going and have others pay for it with some lousy excuse like "it's for better education". Hey it's only (our) money right? Oh and yes, it's faily new and not in need of anything. This is pork barrel politics at it's finest.
  5. Sorry for the delayed reply, I sometimes get scooped up with work and can't focus on anything outside of it. As for the Gville scene vs. O-town, that's good to hear from someone who lived there also so I know it's not "just me". Yes that is the French Restaurant I was talking about...kind of sad we can figure it out that easy eh? LOL As for Disney, the problem for me was that I was employed by them at the time so going "out" was like going to work. Glad to hear about all the great restaurants in Greenville...makes me even more curious about the city. Well that and it w
  6. I have to say I love the pictures you guys are posting...believe me, many people are looking and you are presenting your city with pride. Great work!
  7. THANKS! That's what I was hoping someone would say. Living in Orlando kind of soured me on Southern cuisine as every other place was a chain...I could only find one good French restaurant privately owned and it would be substandard for my current area by far - well unless I wanted to go out to dinner at "Disney" that is. Then again some of the best meals I've had were in Atlanta. (Well in this country anyway. ) All of those places sound great, I'm glad to hear it and can't wait to visit.
  8. I agree, it's all in the initial planning and aside from the handful of American cities that were quite large during the birth of our country most modern cities have been poorly planned. I watched a documentary on the birth and design of NYC - Manhattan specifically and it was genius for the most part the way it was done and how it was engineered. To this day I have to say that Westchester county NY and Fairfield county CT are two NYC suburban areas that work with rail service and they work well. All the small towns and cities have stations that run regular service to Grand Central. I
  9. That's a tough one... Is it that very political system that is making Greenville what it is or is it "dumb luck". One thing I always noticed about people from the Northeast moving South is they want to "change" the area they move too to be more like where they came from. My attitude in that regard has alway been "why would you want to make it like the place you left!" LOL I'm not saying you are wishing that, just making an observation and opening discussion as to is that really what Greenville need to be better or would it make things worse.
  10. Totally agreed. The commuter trains from NYC run all the way up to New Haven CT which takes 1:15 minutes to 1:45 minutes depending on the line. (Distance is about 80 miles) As a side note one of my favorite places is Grand Central with all the shops and whatnot...nevermind the gorgeous surroundings. All along that route what happens is people commute 20 minutes to the train stations, park their cars and then take the train for an hour to NYC. You can go by the New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford stations and see mall sized parking lots and garages with cars stacked up all day long. Some p
  11. I am looking forward to this thread. One of my "issues" in the past living in the South has always been lack of or not as many different varieties of private owned restaurants. Sometimes I like to go out for Indian...sometimes Thai, sometimes Italian, sometimes a steak, sometimes Japanese...most times I'm not at a chain for that. Show this Hartfordite whatcha got there in Greenville.
  12. Coming from someone that used to live in Charlotte and do business in Atlanta, that proposal to me would seem the be the most logical and what would get the most use especially for business travelers during the week and those wanting to day trip on the weekend. I would have used that rail line just about everytime I had to make the trip to Atlanta. I'd rather work on my laptop for 3 hours than stare at my windshield. Being in the Northeast between Boston and NY in a city with similar dilema's regarding light rail my opinion is this. Until you have the infrastructure in place with bus lin
  13. Very intresting - thanks for sharing. I think Bradley has huge potential as an alternative to Logan and JFK/Newark not to mention becoming a "hub" to central New England. Good for them, good for Hartford. Now if they would just stop saying "welcome to Hartford/Springfield" when you land unless MA wants to kick in some cash subsidy.
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