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, August 30, 2010

Hartford Pay Phone Contest: Pay Phone #19

Here we find Pay Phone #19 in the Sad City Pay Phone Search. Pay phone #19 is located on the corner of Broad and Ward St, an area known for significant drug trafficking. Not only is #19 in a very yellow area, everything is a little askew around #19. The ATM sign is askew, the handset itself on #19 is askew, and the neighborhood around #19 is very askew. Even the Corona add is askew in logic. Why would you pay $15.99 for a 12-pack of Corona when you can clearly buy two 6-packs for $15.98? One thing is clear #19 has lead a mixed up life. Thanks to Mr. Ceder for the tip.


  1. Can we not play the pay phone game anymore? How about we play "spot the underutilized lot or Abandoned building. Or maybe not, this would probably encompass the entire city. Sad.

  2. get the one by Braza on the West End, the one on the Corner of Sisson and Farmington Avenue...I might even take a photo of it, crackheads utilize that one all day