by Allan Appel | Jul 11, 2017 12:09 pm | Comments (10)
After being shuttered for decades, Marcel Breuer‘s famous Brutalist elevated concrete griddle off I-95 is opening its doors once again.
However, inside they’re not promoting Armstrong Rubber, which commissioned the building in 1968, or Pirelli Tires, or the sofas of IKEA, which still owns the building. Instead, an art show is on display. In the show, New Haven native, ECA graduate, and now distinguished conceptual artist Tom Burr offers art with evocations to New Haven’s recent past, including the 1970 May Day on the Green, Jean Genet’s defense of the Black Panthers, an era of borders and border crossings, and the arrest of Jim Morrison at the New Haven Arena in 1969.
Continue reading ‘Pirelli Building Reopens ... To Art’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 23, 2017 1:05 pm | Comments (6)
New Haven may soon dig up remnants of the original Long Wharf buried in the harbor thanks to the work of one enterprising intern.
Continue reading ‘Long Wharf’s Buried History Targeted’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 5, 2017 7:43 am | Comments (3)
I have a confession: I haven’t been to Long Wharf Park a) since the very first food truck festival (cringe) and b) since it was declared a “food truck” paradise (cringe even more).
Continue reading ‘Food Truck Fest Serves Fewer Eats, More Good Time’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 4, 2017 9:44 am | Comments (2)
A 40-foot-long “Dragon Boat” oared by venture capitalists sped toward the shore, neck and neck with another vessel powered by bicyclists. The result? Almost too close to call.
Continue reading ‘Cyclists Vs. Capitalists In A Photo Finish’
by Allan Appel | May 23, 2017 12:15 pm
This dapper and venerable “Old Converse” sneaker practically speaks its own charming welcome, inviting viewers to come look at it. The painting by John Barnes is one of 223 works by 90 artists on view in the fifth edition of “The Art Of Aging,” the annual show organized by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut at its offices at One Long Wharf Drive.
Continue reading ‘Older Artists Strut Their Stuff’
by Christopher Peak | May 19, 2017 2:17 pm | Comments (32)
Just over a dozen cyclists took a five-mile spin together on Long Wharf for an inaugural test run on Connecticut’s first protected bike lane.
Continue reading ‘State’s First Protected Bike Lane Debuts’
by Brian Slattery | May 18, 2017 3:01 pm | Comments (2)
On the way home from seeing The Most Beautiful Room in New York, my wife Steph actually said this: “As a lifelong lover of musicals, I resented this. It is everything that people who hate musicals say they hate about musicals.”
What happens in a good production of a musical when the musical itself isn’t good? Beautiful Room gave us a chance to find out.
Continue reading ‘When The Most Beautiful Room Isn’t’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 4, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (16)
The state Department of Transportation has again outraged New Haven’s new urbanists, this time with a plan to destroy the Vision Trail.
Continue reading ‘DOT Looks To Scrap Vision Trail’
by Christopher Peak | May 1, 2017 4:49 pm | Comments (7)
At least 40 New Haven businesses kept their stores bolted all day Monday to demonstrate the contribution that immigrants make to the region’s economy.
Continue reading ‘Shops Close On “Day Without Immigrants”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (1)
Crime is down in New Haven, but several high profile clashes among police officers, ordinary residents and protesters have resown seeds of mistrust between officers and the communities they’re sworn to protect.
How can that trust be regained? By not giving up on the community, the police, or the concept of community policing.
Continue reading ‘They Say Trust Can Be Rebuilt’