by Paul Bass | Sep 23, 2015 9:30 am | Comments (9)
Developer Paul Denz has expanded his downtown holdings with a pending purchase of the iconic 18-story First Niagara (formerly “New Haven Savings” and then “NewAlliance”) office tower across from the Green at Elm and Church Streets.
by Paul Bass | Sep 22, 2015 2:41 pm | Comments (21)
The latest idea under consideration to relieve downtown stress: replace the above comfort station with something more like what you see on the right.
by Paul Bass | Sep 17, 2015 5:04 pm | Comments (30)
One of the developers remaking Crown Street unveiled details of a plan to put 78 apartments in five new buildings plus a “mews” on a block that until recently housed squatters, one of whose severed torso was found there.
by Finnegan Schick | Sep 4, 2015 12:12 pm | Comments (11)
One of the city’s most hotly contest primaries centers on where an alder should spend most of her or his time—at City Hall, or two blocks away on Yale’s campus.
by Paul Bass | Aug 18, 2015 4:29 pm | Comments (4)
A day after the emergency demolition of an historic downtown building, city inspectors acted to prevent collapses at three other properties.
by Paul Bass | Aug 17, 2015 5:01 pm | Comments (25)
The city sought to have an historic downtown building demolished in 2011 — four years before it started crumbling and had to be razed in the middle of the night.
An emergency crew demolished the building, at 808-810 Chapel St. at the corner of Orange, late Sunday into Monday after the roof caved in and bricks began tumbling onto the sidewalk.
by Paul Bass | Aug 17, 2015 1:18 am | Comments (17)
While New Haven slept, a piece of its history came down, brick by brick, at the corner of Orange and Chapel.
by Allan Appel | Aug 6, 2015 7:38 am | Comments (1)
Its name indicates the future. Its signature offerings are storied candies from decades past.
by Paul Bass | Aug 5, 2015 7:38 am | Comments (31)
“Alpha Dog” had a plan: Steal electricity for a squatters’ crash pad. Developer Robert Smith has a different plan for the property: Build new market-rate apartments and a mid-block “mews.”
Alpha Dog put his plan into place at abandoned Salvation Army buildings downtown. Then cops discovered his hidden lair last week, plus a dismembered human torso, and locked him up.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 28, 2015 7:16 am
Gathering with friends and fellow volunteers at the side of the Green Friday, LEAP alum Samod Rankins thought it was turning into a beautiful day to read. As small clusters of students scattered across the grass, chattering away, he made his move — it was going to be an Arthur and the Double Dare kind of morning — and walked toward a group of young boys, who arranged themselves in a neat circle at his approach.