Just moments after a woman has screamed from the pain of childbirth, fists are flying. Limbs are lunging. On one end of the room, a grandmother emerges from her dreary shuffle to restrain the pregnant woman, one elbow cutting across her neck as the other swings back, ready to move into action. Just feet away, a father and son wrestle each other to the floor, alternating swings as they rotate around each other, grudging and violent planets in paternal orbit. Their bodies, seething with anger and distrust, fill the space.
Somehow, everything operates at a whisper. The whoosh of labored breath is the only guaranteed sound. They, these weary and wary fighters, know what we in the audience are still learning: If the woman screams again, it could cause an avalanche to come crashing down on their home, and their village.
Long before they’d identified a homey space, gutted and redone the woodwork, and dreamed up a name for New Haven’s newest gastropub and brew-centric venue, Craig Sklar and Taurean Davis were just two twenty-something dudes at a bottle share in New York City meeting each other while dipping into a limited-run, craft label of a sour beer.
Kathy Fay biked to City Hall Wednesday to help launch the third year of New Haven’s car-less commuting challenge — because, she said, she knows firsthand the joy that comes from walking and cycling to and from her job.
“I crave the decompression time,” she said. “It really has changed my life.”
A commercial building instead of a police station in at 1 Union Ave. Another one in the historic former New Haven Railroad building. A now half-empty Church Street South razed and reborn as a 900-unit, mixed-use and -income development.
City officials asked U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to envision all those changes — and to help them make them happen — on a one-mile walking tour from Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ 100 College St. headquarters to Amistad Park.
For 10 years, Christy’s Irish Pub has lived up to the Irish in its name. But as it celebrates its first decade in business this weekend, the pub is looking to a future with a little more Irish-American.
The pub has been running special promos in celebration of its 10th anniversary, including a nightly customer appreciation open bar.
A parking lot is turning into a six-story graduate student “dorm” with storefronts at downtown’s newest construction site, where officials broke ground Wednesday.
The groundbreaking took place at 272 Elm St. in the Broadway commercial district. Yale won zoning permission from the city to put the 51,777 square-foot, 73-foot-tall building there to house 82 students in 41 two-person apartments.