South Norwalk: is a neighborhood and the Second Taxing District in Norwalk, Connecticut. The neighborhood was originally a settlement called 'Old Well' which became chartered as the city of 'South Norwalk' on August 18, 1870. The cities of Norwalk and South Norwalk were incorporated on June 6, 1913.
Often referred to with the acronym 'SoNo' (redeveloped area). "The term 'SoNo' refers to the formerly rundown stretch of Washington Street between the Metro-North Railroad tracks and Norwalk Harbor".
SoNo South encompasses what state Rep.Joseph Mann, a Democrat who lives and works in the neighborhood, yesterday [June 2, 2004] called "the real South Norwalk" -- the heavily minority, middle- to lower-class residential and industrial neighborhoods bordered on the north and south by Washington and Concord streets, and on the east and west by Water Street and Martin Luther King Drive."
"SoNo, with its delightful mixture of classy and tasteful or just plain homey restaurants, shops, and clubs, combined with museums and galleries, has become integrated with greater Norwalk as well as the harbor and Long Island Sound beyond. SoNo is anchored by the Maritime Center,[ Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk ] which invites visitors of all ages to become immersed in sea life. Exhibits, educational programs, research cruises, and a boat building shop, are topped off by the spectacular IMAX Theatre".(Wikipedia)