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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 22, 2015 6:41 am | Comments (20)
The developer transforming the former Salvation Army properties on George and Crown streets picked up a key approval—not just for his project, but for the idea that housing plays a central role in the emerging new downtown.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 21, 2015 2:38 pm
Republicans called for more public financing for elections. Democrats didn’t.
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by Lucy Gellman | Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am | Comments (4)
Laura Marsh remembers the exact moment she and her husband, Phil Lique, knew it was time to leave Daggett Street Square studios. While in Maine with her mother in mid-March, she got a call from Lique, who said that a neighbor alerted him that their studio and living quarters had been broken into by the manager, the landlord, and Livable City Initiative (LCI), whose inspectors had been alerted to dangerous living conditions violating the city housing code. The two hired movers, drew out a plan to leave half of their supplies and work there, and snapped “into emergency mode.” They were out in four days.
Continue reading ‘“No Pop” Rises From Daggett Street’s Ashes’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 9, 2015 11:58 am | Comments (8)
There’s a picture of Robert Moses tucked behind Book Trader Café on Chapel Street. His arms are crossed and he’s smiling, though there’s something a little uneasy about his pose: his tie is slightly off-center, his face half-hidden in shadow. He looks eager to get back to work.
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