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Category: News

Space available at Veeder Place

David
News
3/18/2022

The new owners are advertising space available for lease in Veeder Place.  If you’re looking for office space in a great neighborhood, look no farther!  Veeder Place is a historic building – it was Curtis Veeder’s factory at one point, and he parlayed the money he made here into his home, which is now the headquarters to the Connecticut Historical Society – and you’d have some great neighbors.  And I don’t mean us!  We’re nice, sure, but we are very lucky to have a great community of non-profit agencies here with us.



Moonscape from the Hill

David
News
2/16/2022

It really was a lovely night to be out for a walk.



New street lines, but no new crosswalks

David
News
1/6/2022

While surveying streetlights and street signs today, I noticed that while the City has painted the new traffic lines on Sigourney Street, they didn’t paint the crosswalks.



Happy Holidays!

David
News
12/22/2021

Our neighbors down the hall put up a Christmas tree in the hallway, brightening my day.



No sooner than they finish the roundabout, then this

David
News
9/29/2021

The rotary at Park Terrace, Sigourney, and Russ really would have had only a minor effect on those of you who commute to Asylum Hill, but this new project will impact lots of you.  ConnDOT has begun work on the Sigourney Street bridge that goes over the train tracks and over (and under) Interstate 84.  From the looks of it, the project will take a long time:  note that the new traffic patterns around the construction have been painted into place.

The details.  You can still get off 84 onto Sigourney Street, but the offramp is now one lane at the end.  You can go both north and south, but again, only one lane until you’re fully off the bridge.  The light at Hawthorn now rates between north and south – as in, northbound goes while everyone else has a red, and then southbound goes.  This is to prevent someone wanting to turn left from Sigourney northbound blocking everyone behind them.  As for southbound, you can still get onto 84 going east, but you can only get there from the southbound lanes.  Northbound Sigourney is closed entirely between Park Terrace and the highway offramp.

What does this have to do with that new rotary?  They deliberately held off on the bridge project until the rotary officially opened.



The new garden and landscaping at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph

David
News
9/21/2021

The Cathedral of Saint Joseph has wrapped up their project on their west lawn, and they’ve created a lovely garden area that celebrates their history and their patrons while also providing a spot for contemplation.  The even managed to preserve the old weeping cross (sort of).



New traffic pattern on Garden Street

David
News
8/17/2021

This is coming up Garden to the intersection with Cogswell and Myrtle.  They’ve taken out the left lane at the intersection, which used to be a “rump” lane for turning left, which means they’ve eliminated the right-turn-only lane.

It does make things easier for people who want to turn left, but it certainly hasn’t discouraged anyone from racing up the left-turn lane to pass everyone at the intersection.



New traffic pattern on Garden Street

David
News
8/17/2021

This is coming up Garden to the intersection with Cogswell and Myrtle.  They’ve taken out the left lane at the intersection, which used to be a “rump” lane for turning left, which means they’ve eliminated the right-turn-only lane.

It does make things easier for people who want to turn left, but it certainly hasn’t discouraged anyone from racing up the left-turn lane to pass everyone at the intersection.



It’s not in Asylum Hill, but it’s new since you’ve been gone

David
News
8/16/2021

ConnDOT has just about finished the new rotary at the intersection of Park Terrace, Sigourney, and Russ – all that’s left is painting the stripes.  It’s just south of I-84 in Frog Hollow, and it’s something you might take someday, plus it’s right next to where I live.  Note the scooters, too:  these are the latest is pay-to-share transportation in Hartford.  They seem like they are fun, but they’ve been prompting some less than safe maneuvers around town, especially up and down Broad Street.



New speed hump on Huntington

David
News
8/10/2021

Brand new – and already causing grief for speeders!  As you can see from the grooves in the street, this new speed hump has taken its toll.  I suppose this is why they paint warning stripes?

This one is between Ashley and Collins, but there’s another one down between Asylum and Collins, too.



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