by Allan Appel | Apr 25, 2013 2:03 pm | Comments (2)
“If we paint it the right color, you won’t even notice it.”
by David Sepulveda | Apr 25, 2013 8:34 am | Comments (5)
Sometimes, the highest vantage point is not the best. Heavy cloud cover obscured the view of a small crowd that gathered Wednesday night atop the Crown Street Parking Garage adjacent to Roia Restaurant and Cafe to observe the first of four nights when a dazzling rainbow light display will fill the skies in honor of New Haven’s 375th birthday. They still had a fun night: the event doubled as a reception honor the international artist behind the rainbow, Yvette Mattern, and those who had a hand in bringing the work to New Haven.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 23, 2013 5:08 pm | Comments (7)
An old red Schwinn lay crumpled at the base of a tree. A brown Chevy Impala rested 30 feet away, in the middle of George Street.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 23, 2013 3:51 pm | Comments (19)
Hill neighbors had a message for consultants studying how to build atop parking lots and stitch their neighborhood and downtown back together: Don’t price us out of our home.
by David Sepulveda | Apr 23, 2013 1:26 pm | Comments (2)
The Governor’s Foot Guard program read in part, “RE-ENACTMENT—DEMANDING THE KEYS TO THE POWDER HOUSE OF SELECTMEN ON MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1775.”
But don’t call them re-enactors. At least not in the presence of Major Commandant Gary W. Stegina, who Saturday commanded the Second Company of the Governor’s Foot Guard of Connecticut in the 238th annual observance known as Powder House Day on the New Haven Green.
by Allan Appel | Apr 22, 2013 1:17 pm
If he could time-travel, New Haven founding pastor John Davenport might enjoy some 1608 scotch, with a splash of blackberry juice and topped by a local blueberry.
That new drink—named after the good pastor—is one of the ways that John Davenport’s at the Top of the Park at the Omni Hotel will mark two occasions this week: New Haven Restaurant Week, which runs Monday through Friday. And New Haven’s 375th birthday.
by Paul Bass | Apr 18, 2013 4:44 pm | Comments (15)
A developer has scrapped plans for a new downtown four-star hotel—and sold the building to a company looking to put more than 100 new apartments overlooking the Green. Estimated sales price: $13.5 million.
by Allan Appel | Apr 12, 2013 11:03 am | Comments (16)
A plan to reimagine neighborhoods at the edges of downtown sparked hours of debate—then sailed to a preliminary approval.
by Allan Appel | Mar 28, 2013 4:34 pm | Comments (3)
When Avi Szapiro cut the ceremonial ribbon on Roia, his new farm-to-table French and Italian restaurant, he showed off a butternut squash puree with marinated leeks and roasted pine nuts—as well as a marble mosaic tile floor no one has seen in decades.
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 26, 2013 10:30 am | Comments (58)
After months spent painstakingly restoring an iconic bar, securing locally sourced hand-crafted pies, and finding just the right ice maker, Jason Sobocinski is nearly ready to open ... an ordinary watering hole.