Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 20, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (9)
The empty former First Niagara Bank branch in Westville’s commercial heart may soon find new life as an eatery run by one of the city’s more successful restaurateurs — and revive some of the dining scene lost in the fire at the old Delaney’s across the street.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 16, 2017 9:15 am | Comments (38)
The city gave the final needed approvals for a new mini-neighborhood to rise from a downtown parking lot, following a debate about how quickly New Haven can model itself on the car-free Brooklyn lifestyle.
The approvals came Wednesday during a City Hall meeting of the City Plan Commission.
South Norwalk-based Spinnaker Real Estate Partners cleared the final site-plan approval and permitting hurdles to begin building the first $75 million phase of a $160 million project on a “super block” bordered by State, Grove, Orange and Audubon streets.
Continue reading ‘Audubon Square OK’d; Look Out Brooklyn?’
by Betsy Kim | Feb 14, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (5)
To truly develop an innovative “creative economy,” New Haven needs better public transportation, both in town and to major airports; flexible startup work spaces; and a wider net of people participating.
Those suggestions were offered at an Elm City Innovation Collaborative (ECIC) Open House on Monday night, which drew about 50 people to a session at Gateway Community College.
Continue reading ‘$30M “Tech Hub” Quest Sparks Transit, Flex-Space Calls’
by Lucy Gellman | Feb 8, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (1)
Cooing as she opened and closed a tiny compact mirror with intricate needlepointing on top, Mayor Toni Harp got a hyperlocal head start on her Valentine’s Day shopping — to let New Haveners know they can, too.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 7, 2017 2:40 pm
Talent Developer Deb Lindenman came to work in New Haven Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, she also stayed home in Fairfield.
Continue reading ‘Campaign Pitches Teleworking’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 3, 2017 8:06 am | Comments (17)
The city’s ready to create 200 long-promised off-site parking spaces for a downtown office tower. Now it has to figure out how to meet a projected need for 5,000 more spaces overall by 2025 — or face a $180 million tab.
Continue reading ‘200 Parking Spaces Down. 4,800 To Go?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 1, 2017 7:30 am | Comments (9)
The Housing Authority of New Haven has proven that it can compete with private out-of-town builders to redevelop property and create housing.
Now it aims to prove that it can manage property—its own and others—just as well as the big boys.
Continue reading ‘HANH Spinning Off Management Arm’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 27, 2017 12:08 pm | Comments (5)
Inside New Haven’s newest Caribbean restaurant, Qulen Wright sautéd the brightly red and yellow peppers, onions and garlic to create the base for Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and saltfish — except there would be no saltfish.
“I’m the vegan cook,” Wright said. “So I can make it without the fish.”
Continue reading ‘Ackee, No Saltfish’
by Paul Bass | Jan 27, 2017 8:31 am
Chad Kinsman found a tasty companion for tackling an existential crisis Thursday afternoon, courtesy of two hippies from Vermont: a cup of brown bourbon ice cream.
Continue reading ‘Ben & Jerry’s Enters The Fray’
by Brian Slattery | Jan 26, 2017 12:48 pm | Comments (6)
“Majora Carter’s in the house!” Nancy Yao Massbach shouted from the podium in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel. Massbach was one of the award chairs for the International Festival of Arts and Ideas’ Visionary Leadership Award, given in the previous six years to women at the vanguard of journalism, activism, and the arts.
This year’s award went to Carter, who is at the forefront of urban revitalization with her work as an activist and entrepreneur in Hunts Point, a neighborhood in the South Bronx.
Continue reading ‘A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter’