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Designers Dream Up City’s Next Sidewalk “Parklets”

by Lucy Gellman | Sep 22, 2017 8:25 am | Comments (14)

Lucy Gellman PhotoYou’re walking past El Tapatio on Grand Avenue and need a place to rest your feet. Outside. The options are slim: sitting on the sidewalk, or trying to snag one of the limited spaces by nearby Christopher Columbus Family Academy.

Just as you’re ready to give up, you spot a new, pint-sized urban oasis: tables and chairs, tree-like sculptures, long wispy grasses and a dainty fence around the outside. All small enough to fit inside two parking spaces.

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Preservation Awards Honor “Walk Into The Past”

by Allan Appel | May 16, 2017 4:27 pm | Comments (5)

NHPT PhotoWhen officials at the New Haven Preservation Trust told Chris Schaefer they wanted to recognize his work over the last 31 years in lovingly restoring his 1871 oysterwoman’s home on Second Street in City Point, his first response was, “But I’m not done yet.”

He told them he needed about six more years to finish up before being considered for an award. Their response: “We don’t want to give it posthumously.”

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