Friday, September 27, 2019

Blossomations for our 2020 Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms

Eight years of Predictions, 100% Accuracy!


2014 Predictiveness Chart

When you want a Cherry Blossom fix in the Spring,
you want accuracy.

Why?

Because the Sakura Flower only blossoms
once a year and lasts a few precious days!

And if that's important to you,
then you'll want to know exactly
when to come to Wooster Square 
to check out our World Famous
Cherry Blossoms and of course 
PIZZA!

Wow, could I possibly find out how 
Mr. Blossom Blogger?

Well, let's say you just came to the right place.

9 years ago, the 
Historic Wooster Square Association 
tasked me with the job of photographing the
Cherry Blossoms as they are blooming.

Voila!

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog
was born!

I studied previous seasons,
looked at photographs,
spoke to weather persons,
and petted many dogs.
Finally the Blossom Blog Mainframe's
main AI unit came upon an
algorithm that divines that exact day
when the Blossoms will Peak
(70% of trees in bloom) 

So get out your 2020 calendars!
Ask google to save the date!

But First Folks!

How about some photos around the Square!

Bet you order more than one!

POW! Right in the kisser

History Loves Company

Great time to visit!

Hope on a Bike New Haven 


Summer's gone but the great weather isn't!


Fall means bird migration in New Haven!

This sweet female Ruby Throated Hummingbird
stopped by my backyard on the way to
to warmer climates in south.


Tiny feet!



She wouldn't take her eyes off of me.

Here comes the sun!

Holy Hanami!

Park's perfect people

It's hip to be Square!
Wooster that is!

Fall fella

I believe it's Horse Chestnut, just sayin...

Fence Foto Fun!

Mighty as the Oak

Fall foliage should be fun!

Starting to change

International Headquarters of the World First Photoblogumentary!
The Wooster Square Blossom Blog!


2020 Wooster Square 
Cherry Blossomation

*****April 19, 2020*****

Looking forward to showing you next year every step of the way!

Stay Tuned the the WSBB
on Facebook and 
@BlossomBlogger
on Twitter!

Coming up later this Fall- 
The Wooster Square Blossom Blog
Great Pizza Take-out Debate!

See you on Wooster Street
or
See You Round the Square!

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Thank you Sponsors!
Downtown living never was better.
Come join the fun!
Walk everywhere from the Arts District!
Call or Text
Cheryl Szczarba for a showing today!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A Warm Wooster Square Welcome to all N'aven Newbies!

New Haven Swells in Population as
Yale and Residents return from vacation!

I first moved downtown New Haven, 
and Wooster Square in 2006.  

While walking Zippy, I would always get
cars stopping to ask directions.

Why you say?

Well, because way back then 
there weren't any handheld devices 
that could perform that function. 

What?

Yup, remember when you didn't have your phone
to tell you where you were going
and you had to gut it out.

And at the very last option
(at least for men)
is to simply ask a Local (like a Blossom Blogger) for directions.

So at a very early stage in my Wooster Square experience was to know how to get to
WOOSTER STREET
from anywhere I might be walking in our
sweet sleepy sakura Square!

Why Wooster Street?

OK. You're really new in town.

Just google the best pizza in America and
BAM!
Pepe's clam Pie smack you in the eyes.
Before you can get up you're drooling
over a Sally's plain tomato pie.

Can you guess which is which?

But now, because of GPS, and Social Media,
I rarely get stopped for directions.

So many choices!

But don't feel sorry for me. I still get asked downtown where things are because there
are so many new residents downtown.

So if you are new to New Haven, this blog,
and to Wooster Square, we bid you Welcome!

No need to adjust your device, you've entered...the
Real pizza Zone

Speaking of New, we have a NEW
pizza place on Wooster Street!

Zeneli's Pizzeria!

Engine 1 lights blaring heading
to pick up a steaming hot pie!



Of course, I had to check it out!

While I dig up the photos from the
Blossom Blog Mainframe take a look 
at some photos around the Square!!

Glorious Mornings

Holy Hanami!

Rose Hips
(who knew? They're edible)

Days are getting shorter.

By any other name

Land of Ahs

Greater Yellow Legs on Long Wharf

Raindrops keep fallin on my head!

Home of the Brave

Teensy tiny treat titillates.

History Loves Company

Lot's of Red, Green and White!

Meet my little friend.

Park's perfect people!

My ship came in!

New Haven's ship sure came in
when Zeneli Pizzeria came to
World Famous, Historic Wooster Square.

The Zeneli brothers threw themselves into
everything Italian, moving from Albania
to Naples Italy learning the trade
by discovering it's roots.

Using the finest ingredients, these
brothers are pumping out some 
pretty sweet Neapolitan pies people!

A new day dawns.

Did I mention one of the brothers
is a World Champion pizza maker?
(you can see the trophy behind the cans)

Showing me how it's done in Napoli.

Meat lovers special!

Cheese dreams

All your dreams come true everytime
you step foot in Wooster Square!

Zeneli Pizzeria is a hit!

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog
bestows Five Blossoms🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸!

While you're there, tell em the 
Blossom Blogger sent you!

Come Join us!
Rain or Shine!
Cheer on the New Haven Road Race runners!

Let's give the runner's a good old fashioned 
Wooster Square Welcome!
9am to last runner!
Coffee-Donuts


See YOU at Zeneli Pizzeria
or
See You Round the Square!


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Did you know that living downtown
is fun and that there's tons
of things to do in New Haven
no matter what the season.

But if you are thinking of moving
downtown, then speak to the expert.
Cheryl Szczarba, Realtor.

For 17 years Cheryl has been a top
seller in Wooster Square and downtown.

She has endless knowledge on condos,
coops, Multi-family and single family homes.

Take a look at her new listing!
Won't you be our Neighbor?

Call or Text Cheryl at 203-996-8328

Disclaimer: Living in Wooster Square
may be hazardous to your waistline.













Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New Haven's come a long way baby!

Dramatic change transforms downtown exponentially.


I've written about this subject more than once.
But like all at once, boom!
Tons of People!
As in the population living downtown.

It used to be that on Weekends
New Haven was deserted.

I couldn't find a place open for lunch.

Not anymore.



Now when I moved to Wooster Square, I was looking for walkability and entertainment. I got all that along with the rest of New Haven repatriates who ventured to move downtown in 2004.



Even then when I worked out on the green at 900 Chapel Street, the old Chapel Square Mall.
They renovated the mall and made apartments.

I'm thinking, who would live here,
even though I lived just 4 city blocks away.
But thrive they did.



Since then 2 new hotels and one in the works.
Eight or ten new apartment complexes.
New restaurants galore.

When walking downtown from Wooster Square, we no longer feel like we're the only ones.

East Shore Park, 
just a short bike ride from Wooster Square

We have Elm City Market, and another on the way.

A new restaurant finally on Wooster Street.
We have two restaurants for sale;



The former Joker's Wild comedy club and the former Tony and Lucille's who closed earlier this month.

When the two new developments open at Olive and Wooster Street lookout! You think the lines are long at Pepe's and Sally's now??

Lines forming now.

Also, in case you haven't heard, there's this
thing called the internet.

And pizza is right up there with puppy and kitty videos in popularity. So hence you get these traveling reviewers that have massive followings.

Everyone, even the World agrees.
N'aven style pizza is the best
in the whole USA.

Isn't that what I have been saying
for over Eight years here
at the WSBB?

Even though Connecticut has taken it's lumps,
don't count New Haven out. While riding my
bike around the city in the summer you see
tour buses dropping off hoards.

Cheryl Szczarba is the sole sponsor the
Wooster Square Blossom Blog.

They are here for Yale, the City History, the museums
and most of all the coveted pizza. This is sort of what I had in mind when I moved downtown, and now it has come to fruition and then some.

Baby Boomers are leaving the burbs for the convenience of living downtown.
Also many younger New Haveners who
shun driving can Uber everywhere affordably.
In addition, we have people that love living in the city and commute to Fairfield County or NYC.

And you know what?
It's fun living in New Haven, and of
course the center of the Pizza Universe, 
Wooster Square.

If your considering a move, I'm pretty 
sure that our Sponsor can help!

Take a look at some recent photos!!

See you Downtown
Or
See You Round the Square!



Juvenile Bald Eagle in New Haven

Juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron.

Killdeer Long Wharf

Great Egret West River

Yellow Crowned Night Heron


Teensy Tiny Treats

Female Goldfinch Edgewood Park.

Honeysuckle

Secret garden.

*any photos can be purchased
go to Bart Connors Szczarba on ebay
for selected photos. For others,
email me at bartszczarba@gmail.com
Select photos on sale in New Haven
at Dwell New Haven, Chapel Street.