Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Wooster Square Hanami Handsel, no Humbuggery Here!

Residents Roiling, Revealing Riotous Resolutions!

Happy New Year
Wooster Square!

I don't mean to be a stickybeak. 
I mean, I can't help it, it just happens. 

But why in heaven's name, would anyone
at the beginning of the year make promises
that they have no intentions on keeping.

Oh, I see, since it's a New Year, some folks see fit to see a bunch of stuff that needs fixin.

I need to lose weight, lose my boy/girlfriend.
I need to work out, need boy/girlfriend

Floss more

Clean your closet, basement,
Get Healthy, new job, new career or New Home.
Be a better person, friend, spouse...

Holy Hanami Horror!!

All those promises we make, we end up making our lives more complicated.

Here in Historic, World Famous Wooster Square,
we take each New Year in studious stride.

Change happens all around us, yet
we remain the same. 

The same Neighborhood, same Friends,
same World Famous Apizza,
same glorious Park with Cherry Blossoms.

Drive down Wooster Street today and you'll see a new pride and shine in the Neighborhood.

Wooster Square isn't a place just to visit,
it is a state of mind. 

A real neighborhood with people that take
pride in it's History and home in
New Haven Connecticut.

Wooster Square Wishes

Just Breathe Baby!

Keep Calm
Apizza on!

Bright New Year

People Pleasin Park

Warm wishes for a
Happy, Healthy and
Successful New Year!

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on The Wooster Square Blossom Blog page!

Next up? Time for a Blossom Blog...
Blossomation! Stay tuned!

See YOU Round the Square 

Congratulations Neighbor and long time
Wooster Squarian, Wendy Hamilton
 who was named 
New Haven Register's
Person of the Year!!

Click here for Wooster Squarian of the Year!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fall Foliage Fiasco Folks! Forecasters Fumbling for Feedback on Funky Phenomenon.

Friggin Former Forcastical Forays Fail, 

 Future of Fall Foliage Frowzy

Even Poindexterious Prodigious Predictinator Nate Silver stands stumped, saying 
"Usually, leaves change color at the time of Summer and into Fall, then drop...
at least as far back as I can remember.."*

Fall Foliage season is a statistical slam dunk. 
A Grand Slam of Color and Commotion.

 A Brilliant Blast of Bountiful & Breathtaking
multitudes of hues here in our 
Historic Hanami Sakura Square.

So well what the heck happened this year?

Well it kind of sputtered, one tree here, another there. Sugar Maples, usually some of the brightest and earliest, were late to the party! 

However, Oak trees, normally whose leaves just turn brown, took on a sunset haze.

Most years, you see some trees turning in August.
I usually look, but saw none this year.

Of course, it has been the hottest year on record.
But miraculously, Wooster Square remains
mostly Sunny with highs about 
70 degrees, 365 a year.*

Monster Mega Moon Man

What is going on here?

That is only something that the Blossom Blog Mainframe can handle. 
The Mainframe, with it's
connection to Yale's Super computer, the NSA,
Eric Snowden, Nate Silver, and NASA. 
Not to mention "The Onion", Wikimadeitupia and a large silver dollar coin for flipping.*
(for the difficult questions)

So while The Blossom Blog mainframe kibbles all the bits, rams the dos, and does its mega doodles, let's take a look around our 
Sweet Sakura Square!!

Full Flowers Folks.

Peppermint Patty Pleaser People!

Gone with the wind...

Pink Nation!

We laid out a yellow carpet for you.

Old Postcard, late 1800s

New Postcard, 2016

Wooster Square Wows!

Pizza Party!

 Bridge of Sighs.

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog will have
a Pearl Harbor memorial post on our Facebook Page!

Don't forget to follow on Facebook and Twitter!

Moon's a risin

So what gives with the Weather?
According to all the data organized,
analyzed, digitized as well as stigmatized....

Turns out the Weather changes everyday!

Hey, this is New England, not
San Diego! We have four
glorious seasons of joy
here in the
Wonderful World of Historic,
 Famous Wooster Square!

Don't forget the Facebook post
on Pearl Harbor Day!

Christmas Tree Lighting, 
Caroling and more!

Click here for Historic Wooster Square!

*Please don't believe everything 
you read on the internet!

You heard it hear first folks!

See You at the Tree Lighting
See You Round the Square!

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Open House Sunday!
December 4, 2016

This historic Condo has been over looking the Park for over 100 years.

Cherry Blossoms, the Wooster Square Farmer's Market and World Famous Pizza is all out your door!

Imagine, walking downtown to see a show at the Shubert, dinner at Zinc and walk it off on your way home through
Historic, Famous Wooster Square!

Call or Text Cheryl Szczarba
(tell her, the Wooster Square
Blossom Blogger sent you!)

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
estate expert! 
Cheryl Szczarba!

Commercial opportunities on
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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Call or text Cheryl Szczarba