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Encyclopedia > East Norwalk

East Norwalk is a neighborhood located in Norwalk, Connecticut. A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city, town or suburb. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ...


The neighborhood is a culturally diverse, mostly middle-class section of the city, inhabited by many different ethnicities such as Greeks, Italians, Hispanics, African Americans, and long time "Connecticut Yankee" residents. Many long-time residents are beginning to move out due to gentrification and are being replaced by wealthier residents. The term Yankee (also Yank) has a number of possible meanings, but in almost all contexts, it refers to someone of American origin or heritage. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...

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Boundaries

The boundaries of the neighborhood are Interstate 95 to the north, the Westport town limits to the east, the Norwalk River to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1835 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Gordon F. Joseloff  - Town meeting moderator Alice H. Shelton Area  - City 86. ... The Norwalk River is a river in southwestern Connecticut, approximately 23 miles long. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...


The Eastern Norwalk Neighborhood Association considers the boundaries to be "From the 'Sea' to the Green and everywhere in between. Everything south of the Boston Post Road (U.S. Route 1) to the Long Island Sound and east of the Norwalk River to the Westport Line."[1] The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ...


History

East Norwalk is the location of Norwalk's original settlements. The land was purchased from the Norwalke Indians by Roger Ludlow in 1640. Historial markers in the neighborhood include the Roger Ludlow Monument, and the Founder's Stone Monument (listing the thirty-one first settlers of 1649). Roger Ludlow (1590-1664) was one of the founders of the colony (later the state) of Connecticut. ...


Local institutions

One prominent local institution in the neighborhood is Overton's, a 54-year-old "landmark food stand" that closes down in the colder months. The owner also owns the neighboring Harbor Lights waterfront restaurant and the East Side cafe. The food stand was founded by Willis Overton in 1948 and sold to the Gavrielidis family in 2000 because the Gavrielidises were the only potential buyers who promised not to tear it down, according to Willis' son, Neil.[2]


Marvin Elementary School is located on Calf Pasture Beach Road.


Gibbs College is located on Norden Place. Gibbs College is the name of each of the for-profit colleges operating under the Gibbs Division of the Career Education Corporation. ...


Parks

The neighborhood is the location of Calf Pasture Beach, Shady Beach, Veterans Memorial Park, Ludlow Park, Taylor Farm, Liberty Square, and the East Norwalk Historical Cemetery (burial location of Thomas Fitch). Thomas Fitch (c. ...


Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park, often called "Veterans Park" (there is no apostrophe in the name) is a large open space on a peninsula which sticks out into Norwalk Harbor south of Fort Point Street and Seaview Avenue just to the east of South Norwalk. It contains baseball fields (last refurbished in the 1980s), a boat launch and a large open field. The Norwalk Oyster Festival is held on the site each year. The Norwalk Oyster Festival is an annual fair in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut. ...


The park sits on a former dump but has never been environmentally tested, and no one knows what chemicals or substances have been leaching or oozing out of the park. Dumping continued until the 1960s. In nearby Stamford, Connecticut a similar dump, which operated until the 1970s, was also closed and turned into a park (Koskiuszko Park), but when contaminated soil was discovered in 2002, the park was closed and not opened again until the spring of 2007 after more than $1 million was spent on remediation work. Unlike the Stamford dump, Veterans Park was created before the state Department of Environmental Protection had a permitting process for old dumps, so DEP jurisdiction is unclear.[3] Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ...


Culture & Fairs

East Norwalk is home to the annual Norwalk Oyster Festival, located in Veterans Memorial Park, the annual 4th of July fireworks display at Calf Pasture Beach, and the Memorial Day parade, which begins in Veterans' Park. The Norwalk Oyster Festival is an annual fair in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ...


Transportation

East Norwalk is located immediately south of Exit 16 of the Connecticut Turnpike. The neighborhood is served by the East Norwalk Metro North station and the Norwalk Wheels Bus line #8. The Connecticut Turnpike, more currently known as the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, is a freeway in Connecticut that runs from Byram to South Killingly. ... The East Norwalk Metro-North Railroad station is one of three New Haven Line stations serving the residents of Norwalk, Connecticut. ... The Norwalk Transit District is the primary provider of public transportation services in Norwalk, Connecticut and surrounding communities. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Website of the Eastern Norwalk Neighborhood Association, accessed May 14, 2007
  2. ^ Nickerson, John and Lucas, Jonathan, "Spring is on the menu: Overton's regulars flock to landmark food stand", news article in The Advocate of Stamford, Norwalk edition, page 1, March 15, 2007
  3. ^ Stelloh, Tim, "Field study: Opinions divided on effect of former dump on parks project", news article in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, Norwalk edition, May 6, 2007, pp 1, A4

May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Advocate is the daily newspaper in Stamford, Connecticut. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Advocate is the daily newspaper in Stamford, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

External links

  • Eastern Norwalk Neighborhood Association

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