EXIT 6, I-95S To: Atlantic Ave at Greenwich/Stamford, Connecticut Border.
NEWS FLASH! “Hot Sexy Girl seeks Millionaire”.
While that is not in fact the Indian translation of the word “Connecticut”, it could be.
If you drop by Happy Hour at “Eastend” Restaurant on upcoming Greenwich Avenue in uber-wealthy Greenwich, Connecticut you will encounter a lot of young pretties conversing earnestly with Hedge Fund managers. After New York City, this moderate sized city of 100,000 boasts the most Hedge Funds of any place in the world.
But little Connecticut is a place of superlatives both big and small.
In fact, the word “Connecticut” is derived from the Algonquian word for “long tidal river”. It refers to the Connecticut River which flows down from Canada. It is the largest river in New England.
Connecticut is the 3rd smallest state by area, the 29th most populous, and the 4th most densely populated of the 50 United States. It is known as the “Constitution State”, and the “Provisions State” because, compared to say, North Carolina, it provisioned so much materiel during the Revolution.
Still well off, per capita personal income in 2016 was over $60,000. That’s the highest of any state.