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Monkey See, Monkey Do

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 1, 2017 2:35 pm | Comments (1)

Courtesy NHTC It takes a moment to realize that Trevor, sulking and dressed as an overgrown teenager in a T-shirt and sweats, is actually a 200-pound chimpanzee.

At first, he just seems like the former. He has taken his mother’s car without her permission, and shows no remorse as he drops the keys onto the counter, and sinks into the sofa.

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Audubon Square OK’d; Look Out Brooklyn?

by Christopher Peak | Feb 16, 2017 10:15 am | Comments (46)

Beinfield Architecture PC Christopher Peak PhotoThe city gave the final needed approvals for a new mini-neighborhood to rise from a downtown parking lot, following a debate about how quickly New Haven can model itself on the car-free Brooklyn lifestyle.

The approvals came Wednesday during a City Hall meeting of the City Plan Commission.

South Norwalk-based Spinnaker Real Estate Partners cleared the final site-plan approval and permitting hurdles to begin building the first $75 million phase of a $160 million project on a “super block” bordered by State, Grove, Orange and Audubon streets.

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Ackee, No Saltfish

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 27, 2017 1:08 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Inside New Haven’s newest Caribbean restaurant, Qulen Wright sautéd the brightly red and yellow peppers, onions and garlic to create the base for Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and saltfish — except there would be no saltfish.

“I’m the vegan cook,” Wright said. “So I can make it without the fish.”

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