Is Bridgeport really all that dirty?

Bridgeport has been in the news for all kinds of unpleasant reasons this week, and perhaps one of the most talked about stories was Forbes declaring it one of the filthiest cities in America.

Mayor Bill Finch, predictably, disagreed.

“Making Bridgeport the cleanest city in the region has been one of my highest priorities since I took office in 2007,” Finch said. “We lead the way in brownfield remediation, receiving more grant funding — $7 million — from the EPA than any other municipality in New England since the agency began awarding such funds.”

And for $7 million, you’d certainly want a better ranking than that.

So what do you think, Park City dwellers? Is Bridgeport getting a bad rap or is it really that terrible? Well, now’s your chance to prove it.

Send us your pictures of Bridgeport, at its best or worst, and we’ll find out if Forbes really knows what it’s talking about.

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Categories: General
Mike DeSalvo

10 Responses

  1. We did a job in Bridgeport back in the summer of 2012 and although it looked rather rundown, it didn’t seem particularly dirty to us.

  2. Marlene says:

    Bridgeport certainly is the filthiest I have seen in the four decades I’ve lived here. It is disgusting!!!

  3. Vulture says:

    Bridgeport is a toilet

  4. Kassie719 says:

    Many years ago, a famous movie actor from Connecticut, dubbed Bridgeport “the armpit of the nation”. Sadly, Forbes is correct, it still is. Politicians need to worry and care for the residents of the city and clean it up, instead of themselves. Of course, cooperation from the public is needed, as well. Might be a fight that cannot be won. Hope not.

  5. chuck says:

    having lived in bridgeport I can honestly say it is the filthiest city I have ever seen inside of the US. DC, Newark and Baltimore (all dumpy cities) are not even comparable–it is a true s**thole.

  6. johnny says:

    i personally seen worst, bpt is on the come up,but of course everyone has to chip in…and it all starts at home….parents tech your kids to clean up after themselves, and use the garbage bins

  7. north end says:

    Is bridgeport dirty, yes.A lot of the reason is due to abadon buildings. de industralization. Somebody in office needs to come up with a smart way to market bridgeport to NYC dwellers. Have a fast train that stops in bridgeport and stamford and straight to harlem or grand central. Also, cutting down on section 8 wouldnt hurt. Lot of the trash has already been heading for the hills.

  8. google says:

    easily the worst looking city i have ever been to….

  9. Dan says:

    The report most likely meant the political leadership of the city.

  10. Amanda says:

    Oh come on. You know that that ranking is not of Bridgeport specifically but the Metro area (which includes Stamford) and that it’s based on things like air and water pollution, not litter.