Business/Labor/ Economic Development

Audubon Square OK’d; Look Out Brooklyn?

by Christopher Peak | Feb 16, 2017 9:15 am | Comments (38)

Beinfield Architecture PC Christopher Peak PhotoThe 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.

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$30M “Tech Hub” Quest Sparks Transit, Flex-Space Calls

by Betsy Kim | Feb 14, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (5)

BETSY KIM PHOTO 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.

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Ackee, No Saltfish

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 27, 2017 12:08 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.”

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A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter

by Brian Slattery | Jan 26, 2017 12:48 pm | Comments (6)

Judy Sirota Rosenthal Photos “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.

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