Neighborhood: North End

Beardsley Park and Zoo
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Beardsley Park and Zoo

Beardsley Park :"A Place that Would Always be Theirs" By Eric D. Lehman After the success of Seaside Park, Bridgeport was ready to put aside more land for the enjoyment and refreshment of its citizens. When wealthy cattle baron James W. Beardsley donated over one hundred acres ...

September 09, 2010
Beardsley Zoo Poem
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Beardsley Zoo Poem

Gray pigeons and squirrels trouble a leafless suburban street,chattering past gas stations and forgotten hopes, while gray people slouch in gloveless poverty, grime-spattered jalopies clattering through colorless slop.   But some children remember that on the pine hill, hidden from the gray houses live yellow monkeys, screaming cosmic glee amidst make-believe jungles, that down the street live ...

Jasper McLevy
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Jasper McLevy

It may be surprising to some that Bridgeport operated under Socialist rule for almost a quarter century. Jasper McLevy had stood on street corners for 20 years railing against the greed of political parties, and voicing what he’d do to make life better during the dog ...

Merritt Canteen

 When the Merritt Parkway first opened all the way to the Housatonic River in 1940, it was immediately considered one of the most beautiful roads in the United States.  Horse and buggies, bicycles, and pedestrians were banned; this was a tribute to the new road ...

January 05, 2012
Neighborhoods
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Neighborhoods

Bridgeport  has often been called a "City of Neighborhoods."  There are commonly used designations for the various areas of Bridgeport, each neighborhood historically attracting immigrants from a variety of ethnic groups.  What has become the city of Bridgeport is the mixing of citizens who moved here ...