Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time's are a changing, Historic Wooster Square Rocks On!

New Developments and Yale expansion to have profound positive effect on Wooster Square and Downtown New Haven for years to come.

When I first moved to Wooster Square
10 years ago, walking downtown was 
a lot different than it is now.

Remember CDs?

360 State Street and the Elm City Market
were an empty dirt lot, used for parking.
In fact, the walk up Chapel Street was kind 
of an empty no man's land until you got
to Church Street and the Green.

There was no Subway, Vape Store, Happy Life 
coffee. No Art's and crafts store, or even
one, but now two dollar stores.

Now a CVS on
 Chapel and Church
is in the works.

On my daily walk to New Haven Fitness,
now the Elm City Y, I was pretty
much alone, and not many people on the street.

Walking across the Court Street Bridge in 
or out of Wooster Square was challenging
 because there were no lights at night.
(we got some solar!)

Slowly that all changed. More and more
people have discovered the 
convenience of living here in
 Historic, World Famous, 
Wooster Square.

It took a neighborhood but we all pulled
together. A great block watch, Alderman
and all of the diverse people that 
make up Wooster Square.

Now two new Apartment Complexes
at the end of Wooster Street soon 
will link us to Downtown.

Also, there is a new Wooster Street Committee that has gotten the Downtown Ambassadors 
coming twice a week to clean Wooster Street.

We have new lights, 
Street flags and more is planned!

Now walking from Wooster Square,
you are joined by a small legion
heading to downtown to work,
study, teach, create, bake, brew...

Fence foto fun

We have everything new but 
in a Historic District walkable
to everything 
New Haven has to offer.

Which happens to be a lot.

In 10 minutes you can get 4 out of the top 15 Apizzas in the United States, including
undisputed champion and #1
Apizza in the USA

Although, it is absolute torture when they
fire up the coal ovens in the morning.

And Abate's fires up their pizza ovens.

No need to say, it smells like Apizza
all day, sometimes causing 
Poignant Pizza Paroxysms People!

Don't want Pizza? Not a problem.
There are over 100 restaurants within
a 10 minute walk, some the best in the State.

Every nation's food is in New Haven. 


We have new growth all around New Haven.

The City has become more pedestrian
and bike friendly.

Let's talk a walk in our
Sweet Sakura Square!

Fading Fast Folks!

Getting redder everyday.

Your bench awaits

A few days ago

I believe Horse Chestnuts.
Not sure.

Even endangered species call
Wooster Square Home

Hughes Place Massacre.
Holy Hanami Horror!

Four trees had to come down and
will be replaced, watered for
two years by an army of hearty
Wooster Squarians!

Glorious Mornings

October is National Pizza Month!

A shadow of next years blossoms.

History Loves Company

Stop to smell the flowers!

Stairway to Heaven**

Rumor has it, 
Led Zeplin's Jimmy Page & Robert Plant 
wrote  the most famous Rock song of all time
"Stairway to Heaven"
after having a 
Pepe's Clam Pie on Wooster Street.**
**Not everything you read on the internet is true.

Coming up!
Blossom Predictions to kiss these
elections goodbye!

See you Round the Square!


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Wooster Square?

Contact your neighborhood real
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Wooster Street.

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Come join the fun!

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

World Class Tennis Takes New Haven by Storm! 2016 Connecticut Open

Historic Hanami Coverage Makes History
World's First Photoblogumentary

Hot fun in the New Haven Sun. 
Mother nature was kind to the Connecticut Open
a WTA event the week before the US Open Tennis.

Sometimes, that makes it tough to get some 
Women to come if they want to rest the week before. 
Then, throw in that event in Rio called the Olympics, and then it even got more involved.

But thanks to the charm and respect that these tremendous athletes have for tournament director 
Anne Worcester, that wasn't a problem.

Tournament Director Anne Worcester with
Madison Keys.

These internationally incredibley talented Women
love New Haven and Anne!

Thanks Anne for a great Week!

So many Olympic medalists came that in fact on Opening night we had a
ceremony of flags with the Women that represented
their country and their Gold, Silver and bronze medals!

March of Olymians

Canadian star and Olympic Flag holder can't 
contain her excitement that after this
she's heading to Wooster Street for Apizza and Pasta!
Pork chop done "chicken parm" style
Tres Scalini, Wooster Street

Quite a sight right here in New Haven.
#nhv #gscia #ctopen16 

Oh, about that Hanami History Here.
Since the WSBB is the world's first
(I know, I made it up)

So Media credentials? 
Too legit to quit!

First Photoblogumentary Media Credentials
circa 2016

Take a look back at the week the was,
2016 Connecticut Open

The interview with the press for 2016
Champion, Aga Radwanska. 
She was very focused, but took the time to
take some photos with the locals.

"Aga" and "Wooster Square Blossom Blogger"
aka Bart Connors Szczarba

The crew, Sarah Greenblatt, Aunt Rosemarie,
Aga and Cheryl Szczarba.

3 Time Champ and New Haven FAV,
Petra Kvitiva was battling a cold.
But she's got a Bronze from the Olympics!

Petra LOVES New Haven
and New Haven LOVES Petra

Let's Rock this Stadium! 

Ball kids

Coin Toss Dance off!

#8 in the World, Roberta Vinci

Cushiny Colorful Comfort

Vinci reaching

Hair raising action

Garcia rips one

Blossom Blogger
Ryan Krystafer of
Good Morning CT on +WTNH News8 

Ukrainian, Elina Svitolina
was a Szczarba favorite
and made a great 
run to the 

Cover smashing tennis!

Notable fans

Live New Haven, Love New Haven

ESPN Coverage

Local Coverage +WTNH News8 


Makarova's Makareena

US Open Semi Finalist!
Go Sweet Caroline!
(Woznizacki, 4 time 
New Haven

However, in 2016, it was
Wildcard Entry and Number one seed, Agnieszka Radwanska,
and she played flawlessly.

Congrats Champion from 
Connecticut, New Haven and
the Wonderful World of Historic
Internationally Famous,
Wooster Square!

See You Round the Square!
Golf Legend Jim Furyk, shot
a 58 in Hartford, was up in Norton Mass, for the FedEx cup. 
He had to take the selfie.

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