In a commentary first published in the Connecticut Post, city development director David Kooris highlights progress in Bridgeport. His commentary follows:
Entries Tagged as 'Pleasure Beach'
July 10th, 2014 · 82 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education
July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Budget, News and Events
“Let me tell you how it will be, There’s one for you, nineteen for me, ‘Cause I’m the Taxman, Yeah, I’m the Taxman.”–George Harrison Who says Bridgeporters aren’t jonesing to pay their taxes?
June 29th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch woke up Saturday morning, hopped a water taxi to Pleasure Beach, walked out to the water and took a dip. So did hundreds of others. Armed with picnic baskets, beach accoutrements and fishing gear, Pleasure Beach lovers waited in line for up to two hours along Seaview Avenue to board a water […]
June 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment
No one really knows if this experiment to reopen Pleasure Beach on Saturday will be successful. This effort by the city is certainly a leap of faith that hopefully will work out. But there’s nothing like bridging the present with nostalgia. The memories … oh the memories of Pleasure Beach. For me, Pleasure Beach was […]
June 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · News and Events
Reopening access to Pleasure Beach, a peninsula in the city’s East End shut off to the public for about 20 years, comes with a long checklist of what ifs, including safety and security. And then there’s the price tag as well. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: It’s been nearly 20 years since Pleasure Beach was […]
June 13th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch will guide Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Robert Klee on a bus tour Monday afternoon of green business and economic development sites starting at the Pleasure Beach fishing pier and advancing to the Steel Point redevelopment area and other related projects. More on this from Finch Communications Director […]
June 11th, 2014 · 25 Comments · News and Events
On June 28, city water taxis are scheduled to make their formal debut transporting folks from the East End to the scheduled reopening of Pleasure Beach, the peninsula largely inaccessible to the public following a fire to the bridge about 20 years ago. Last month the water taxis transported volunteers from Central Avenue to Pleasure […]