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Encyclopedia > South Norwalk

South Norwalk or SoNo is a neighborhood in Norwalk, Connecticut. SoNo is is the center of Norwalk's nightlife and restaurant culture, and serves as Norwalk's de facto downtown, which has struggled since the Norwalk River overflowed its banks in 1955. The South Norwalk Metro North station, a movie theater and the Maritime Aquarium and IMAX are located here. An annual arts celebration is also held in the area. City Motto: The Right Place - The Right Time County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 59. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,549 sq. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (formerly Maritime Center) is located in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex. ...


Location: Area (roughly) bounded by

  • West: Main Street
  • East: Water Street
  • North: Ann Street
  • South: Haviland Street

Main section : Washington Street (Between Main street and Water street)


History

After the original settlement of Norwalk, additional settlements developed in the area, particularly one on the western side of the Norwalk Harbor and river. This settlement came to be known as Old Well. In 1870, Old Well was incorporated as the city of South Norwalk. In this period, South Norwalk was a manufacturing and commercial city with a relatively large Hungarian population. In 1913, South Norwalk consolidated along with the cities of Norwalk and East Norwalk into the present day City of Norwalk. The former city of South Norwalk became the new Norwalk’s Second Taxing District. 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, by means of tools and a processing medium, and including all intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of component parts (semi-manufactures). It is a large branch of industry and of secondary production. ... Commercial may mean: as a noun: a form of advertising, as in a television commercial as an adjective: referring to commerce or for-profit activities or trade (compare with non-profit organization) a breed of cattle, Commercial This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


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