With its low self-esteem and high urban blight, Hartford is the ultimate underdog city. Sad City Hartford documents the joys, sorrows and eccentricities of New England's Rising Star.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hartford On My Mind

To steal copy from a billboard beer ad that is currently running Downtown, sometimes Saturday is better on a Tuesday. That goes double for when you think about the people who come out for your average Saturday night in Hartford.

One of the most fascinating things about Hartford is the stark contrasts that exist in, and around, its city limits. The mansions of Scarborough Street are less than five blocks away from some of the poorest parts of Upper Albany. While Connecticut is the second wealthiest state in the U.S., Hartford is the second poorest city in the country.

At least the buskers are good.

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