by Lucy Gellman | Nov 25, 2015 1:46 pm
One night, after a 10-hour work day, Kim Tran realized how much she missed Kẹo dừa, a caramelized, sticky “coconut cluster without the chocolate” that she ate growing up in her native Vietnam. So she Googled “owning a candy store.”
Continue reading ‘A Sweet Tooth Recalls Home’
by Paul Bass | Nov 20, 2015 1:47 pm | Comments (14)
KIKO Milano cosmetics came to Broadway, then Tropical Smoothies opened up on Dixwell Avenue, across the invisible barrier separating Yale from New Haven’s black community.
Is that progress? And who’s welcome?
Continue reading ‘New Haven Woman Buys Lipstick On B’way’
by Lucy Gellman | Nov 16, 2015 1:22 pm
When it begins with the story of Perseus, slayer of Medusa and unknowing fulfiller of bleak prophecies, Refuse The Hour presents itself as the kind of thing that will revel in narrative. A young William Kentridge and his father are on a train, itself barreling through space and time. His father has opened a book of mythologies — maybe Hamilton’s, maybe someone else’s — and begins to unwrap the story step by step, starting with the original prophecy from the Oracle of Apollo that Perseus, who is not yet born, will kill his father.
Continue reading ‘To Time, Kentridge Is Unwilling Victim’
by Lucy Gellman | Nov 11, 2015 3:08 pm
Today’s programs aired on WNHH radio tackled cultural and institutional racism on Yale University’s campus, what it means to be in a “millionaire mindset,” and the next stage in development throughout New Haven. It’s Veterans Day; we reflected on that too.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 11, 2015 7:38 am | Comments (13)
A developer received final approval to transform an empty stretch of Crown and George streets—where police found a dismembered torso in a squatters’ lair—into five market-rate apartment buildings, contributing to a taller, denser downtown.
Continue reading ‘Metro 301 Gets Zoning Go’
by Joel Schiavone | Nov 10, 2015 12:02 pm | Comments (6)
A municipal taxing district created in 1986, Chapel West runs along Chapel Street from York Street to Sherman Avenue, Howe Street from George to Elm Streets, Dwight Street from Chapel Street to George Street, Park Street from Elm to Crown,York Street from Elm to Crown,Crown Street from Park to Howe, and Orchard Street from Chapel Street to George Street.
Chapel West has done a remarkable job. Basically replacing the city as much as possible and providing services to us property owners. May I suggest the next step?
Continue reading ‘Chapel West 2.0’
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 9, 2015 6:12 am | Comments (6)
Contractors melted bright green thermoplastic strips onto the intersection at Elm and High using a torch with a flame of up to 700 degrees of heat.
Continue reading ‘“Cross-Bikes” Spring Up Downtown’
by Allan Appel | Oct 30, 2015 1:13 pm | Comments (4)
When Matthew Feiner first came to New Haven 20 years ago and was riding his bike all over town, people made fun of him.
Continue reading ‘Devil’s Gear 3.0 Shifts Into Gear’
by Lucy Gellman | Oct 28, 2015 2:04 pm | Comments (5)
New Haven’s top economic development official apologized not once, but twice, to two food-truck operators for how the city displaced them from their accustomed spots—then promised to make it easier for the mobile-food business to thrive in town.
Continue reading ‘Food Truckers Get An Apology, & A Promise’
by Allan Appel | Oct 23, 2015 6:56 am | Comments (2)
The late C. Newton “Newt” Schenck III returned once more — this time for good — to the arts district he helped create from falling-apart historic factory buildings and surface parking lots.
Continue reading ‘Newt Schenck Praised, Plaqued’