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.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 24, 2015 2:02 pm | Comments (10)
Following people into restaurants. Going table-to-table asking for money. Pressuring people for spare change at parking meters. Tag-teaming high-traffic intersections.
Panhandlers are using those high-pressure tactics, according to downtown and Wooster Square neighbors. They’ve appealed for help.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2015 12:10 pm | Comments (12)
Drip coffee. Iced coffee. Small coffee. Tall coffee. Live music?
by Paul Bass | Jul 20, 2015 8:01 am | Comments (4)
Potholes got fixed. A law passed protecting kids’ health. Abby Roth had reason to celebrate — and to feel exhausted.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 8, 2015 4:51 pm | Comments (11)
Five Guys narrowly beat out Shake Shack in a recent opening battle of downtown’s newest burgers. But how would they both fare against Louis’ Lunch, Rudy’s, Box 63, and Prime 16?