Bridgeport, Connecticut

What is Bridgeport, Connecticut known for?


style shows

for financial reasons. All four DBB albums were locally produced and distributed, with ''Live in the Thousand Islands'' selling well over 5,000 copies. In March 2005 and 2006, DBB played reunion-style shows to celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend. Most recently, the band played at Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut, where a home-town presence was felt- seeing as the majority of the band members are from Fairfield (Fairfield, Connecticut), Bridgeport, Connecticut


culture movies

with historic bandstand, located on East Washington, Noble, Barnum Avenues and Kossuth Street * Waterfront Park, constructed on wooden piers, located on Water Street * Went Field Park on Wordin Avenue (play area, Baseball softball) was the site of Barnum's Circus winter quarters until 1927 * West Side 2 Park located on Bostwick Avenue In popular culture Movies A list of films shot or partially filmed in the city: http: www.imdb.com List?endings on&


important concentration

of Washington Park, a planned residential development constructed 1850-1900 that contains the city's most important concentration of Victorian architecture * '''Stratfield Historic District''', 300 buildings along Clinton, Brooklawn, and Laurel Avenues that made up an elite residential district of the Edwardian era * '''Barnum-Palliser Development Historic District''', 33 buildings on Austin, Gregory, and Atlantic Streets and Myrtle Avenue that was a planned working-class development


summer hot

'' ''Dfa''). The coastal location of Bridgeport on Long Island Sound result in Bridgeport being several degrees cooler in summer and milder with less snowfall in winter than locations further away from the coast. Bridgeport is a relatively sunny climate, averaging more than 2400 hours of sunshine annually. In summer, hot and often sultry tropical weather conditions can be typical, with high temperatures in the 80s and occasionally in the 90s F. Brief, but intense late day thunderstorms


large school

a large school renovation and construction program, with plans for new schools and modernization of existing buildings. '''Public high schools''' * Bassick High School established in 1929. * Central High School (Central High School (Connecticut)) established in 1876, home to Central Magnet, largest of the high schools. * Warren Harding High School home to the International Baccalaureate Program (IBO) and the Health Magnet Program in association with Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and Bridgeport Manor. * Bridgeport Regional Vocational Aquaculture School (BRVAS), a school specializing in marine and aquaculture curriculum. Located near historic Captain's Cove and open to students from surrounding towns. * Bullard Havens Technical High School, a vocational high school. (State School) * The Bridge Academy: Bridgeport's sole Charter High School. Private education Bridgeport is also home to private schools, including Bridgeport Hope School (K-8), Bridgeport International Academy (grades 9-12), Catholic Academies of Bridgeport (St. Augustine School (PK-8) and St. Raphael School (PK-8)), Kolbe Cathedral High School (9-12), St. Andrew School (PK-8), St. Ann Academy (PK-8), and Zion Lutheran School (PK-8). Government and politics The city is governed by the mayor council system. There are twenty members of the city council elected from districts. Each district elects two members. The mayor is elected by the entire city. Bridgeport is notable for having had a Socialist (Socialist Party of America) mayor for 24 years; Jasper McLevy served as mayor from 1933 to 1957. A more recent mayor, Joseph Ganim, was involved in a corruption scandal, as has been the case with some other mayors in Connecticut. August 2, 2001 *National 23-18 American at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut Mark Millon MVP.


years long

Sound carry automobiles, trucks and buses, as well as foot passengers. The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, Cross Sound Ferry, between Orient Point and New London Over the years, bridges over the sound (Long Island Crossing) have been proposed, including a bridge from Rye, New York (Rye (city), New York) to Oyster Bay, New York (Oyster Bay (hamlet), New York), from New Haven


long arts

large concerts. Music festivals and concert series Bridgeport has been the annual home to Gathering of the Vibes, a weekend long arts, music and camping festival featuring some of the best names in festival talent. In 1999, 2000, and 2007 through 2010, thousands of people have come from all over the world to camp in Seaside Park and enjoy such talent as Buddy Guy, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Deep Banana Blackout, Les Claypool, Assembly of Dust, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Los Lobos and Bridgeport's own The Alternate Routes. Since 1945, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony has been a cultural and musical gem for the City of Bridgeport and its surrounding towns, performing at the 1,400 seat Klein Memorial Auditorium. The orchestra has a rich and vibrant history. Under the direction of Gustav Meier for the past 41 years, the prestigious orchestra has welcomed international soloists Beverly Sills, Midori (Midori Samson), Benny Goodman, Itzhak Perlman with other links to legends like Leonard Bernstein, Jose Iturbi. Through its annual Carlson-Horn Competition for Young Instrumentalist created many new bright professional soloists including Andrew Armstrong, Alexander Markov, Anita Chen, to name just a few. Bridgeport is also the home of the Black Rock Art Center, a multi-cultural center that presents performing artists from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Americas both at the Art Center and also in a Summer Sounds of the World concert series. The series has featured such artists as blues musician James Cotton, Grammy-award winner Eddie Palmieri, the Cambodian Angkor Dance Company, salsa master Larry Harlow, and folk artists Richie Havens and Odetta. The Art Center features a world music series, a cabaret series, the Black Rock Blues Festival, in addition to cinema, gallery, and educational programs. Museums, zoos and parks Theater and music Bridgeport has a number of museums, ranging from the science-oriented to fine arts and historical, as well as the state's largest zoo. * The Discovery Museum and Planetarium emphasizes exhibits on science, with the state's only Challenger Center, affiliated with the national space program. * Housatonic Museum of Art, located at Housatonic Community College, has the largest collection of art of any two-year college in the nation. * The Barnum Museum celebrates the showman, circuses and Bridgeport history. * Beardsley Zoo is the only such center in Connecticut. Parks August 2, 2001 *National 23-18 American at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut Mark Millon MVP.


location black

in 1870. thumb 300px left ''Eastern View of Bridgeport, Con.'' by John Warner Barber (1836) (Image:BarberJohnWarnerEastViewBridgeportColor.jpg) Industrialization was underway by the mid-19th century. Famous factories included Wheeler & Wilson


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. (2010-12-13) 'Family Guy' vs. Bridgeport - Roger Catlin TV Eye. Blogs.courant.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-15. The series' creator Seth MacFarlane is a Connecticut native from Kent (Kent, Connecticut). * Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular (2010) (TV) * Ghost Adventures:"Remington Arms Factory" (Episode 21, November 2009) * WWE Raw (Nov. 18, 2002; Mar. 8, 2004; Dec. 26, 2005


development historic

of Washington Park, a planned residential development constructed 1850-1900 that contains the city's most important concentration of Victorian architecture * '''Stratfield Historic District''', 300 buildings along Clinton, Brooklawn, and Laurel Avenues that made up an elite residential district of the Edwardian era * '''Barnum-Palliser Development Historic District''', 33 buildings on Austin, Gregory, and Atlantic Streets and Myrtle Avenue that was a planned working-class development

Company Building — 1115–1119 Broad St. (added March 21, 1985) * U.S. Post Office (US Post Office-Bridgeport Main) — 120 Middle St. (added April 17, 1986) * West End Congregation—Achavath Achim Synagogue (Achavath Achim Synagogue) — 725 Hancock Ave. (added June 11, 1995) * William D. Bishop Cottage Development Historic District — Cottage Pl. and Atlantic, Broad, Main and Whiting Sts. (added July 28, 1982) * Wilmot Apartments Historic District — Junction of Connecticut and Wilmot Aves

Bridgeport, Connecticut

'''Bridgeport''' is the most populous city in the state (U.S. state) of Connecticut. Located in Fairfield County (Fairfield County, Connecticut) on the Pequonnock River and Long Island Sound, the city had a population of 144,229 in the 2010 United States Census and is the core of the Greater Bridgeport area.

The city is part of the Greater New York City Combined Statistical Area (New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA). It is the fifth-largest city in New England (behind Boston, Worcester (Worcester, Massachusetts), Providence (Providence, Rhode Island) and Springfield (Springfield, Massachusetts)). Bridgeport is the center of the 48th-largest urban area in the United States (List of United States urban areas), just behind Hartford (47th). Much of Bridgeport was originally a part of the township of Stratford (Stratford, Connecticut).

English colonists began settling the city in the 1640s, obtaining land from the Paugussett Indian tribe. The settlement became a center of trade, shipbuilding, and whaling. In the 19th century, the city rapidly industrialized, attracting immigrants to the growing number of factory jobs. Manufacturing was the mainstay of the local economy until the 1970s. Industrial restructuring and suburbanization caused the loss of many jobs and affluent residents, leaving Bridgeport struggling with problems of poverty. In the 21st century, conversion of office and factory buildings to residential use and other redevelopment is attracting new residents.

The circus-promoter and former mayor, P.T. Barnum, was a famous resident of the city. Barnum built three houses there, and housed his circus in town during winters. The first Subway (Subway (restaurant)) restaurant opened in the North End section of the city in 1965.

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