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.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hartford Pay Phone Contest: Pay Phone #5

The Sad City Pay Phone search continues as Sad City reader Jimmy Hartford sent us Pay Phone #5 located at the gas station at the corner of Capitol Ave and Broad St. This corner is near The Hartford campus and Firebox restaurant (a great place to check out some live jazz on Wednesday nights). Trinity college also borders Broad St., but sadly the streets negatives outweigh the positives so much so that Trinity has literally built an iron gate around the campus. Jimmy Hartford reports that the pay phone is working but does not take incoming calls. He also notes that the phone is low to the ground and easily accesibile from a vehicle. We note the Dunkin Donuts sign behind #5 on the neighboring building and wonders if Dunkin has to pay to hang that sign there. A gem of a find!

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