by Staff | Apr 21, 2017 1:55 pm | Comments (1)
Who built Long Wharf? Where did Booker T. Washington give his last sermon?
You can find the answers by walking around New Haven’s neighborhoods with the help of new interactive local-history guides. And you can find them in this week’s Elm City Crossword.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 20, 2017 1:45 pm | Comments (6)
Neighbors in the Dwight Historic District said they don’t want another raucous sorority in their neighborhood. That’s fine by the members of a sorority that is looking to move in: They don’t plan to be raucous.
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by Michelle Liu | Apr 10, 2017 7:43 am
At the beginning of her career, Rachel Ziesk was a sculptor. Somewhere down the line, she became a master gardener too.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 7, 2017 1:22 pm
A budding center of the Whalley Avenue-Edgewood-Beaver Hills community will have one more reason for neighbors, particularly the tiniest ones, to stop by — a Little Free Library
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 5, 2017 7:57 am
New Haven might have to pay more than $1 to gain control of 15 neglected state-owned lots around town. But it’s closer to obtaining them.
Continue reading ‘15 Of 16 Properties Still On The Table’
by Lucy Gellman | Dec 23, 2016 1:25 pm | Comments (7)
Two communal Chapel Street businesses are preparing to pack up, reassess, and move on by the end of the month. But a new round is in the cards for downtown’s game-playing scene.
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by David Sepulveda | Nov 8, 2016 11:00 am
A new New Haven-based film, I Am Shakespeare (The Henry Green Story), not yet in its premiere phase, is slated to be screened at a Nov. 19 fundraiser.
The audience will not only get to see the film and participate in a talk-back with the film’s subject, Henry Green, and director, Stephen Dest; it will also be contributing to an exciting light installation project in New Haven by world-renowned artist Sheila Levrant de Bretteville.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2016 8:18 am | Comments (5)
Xavier Payne walked by a clearing on Shelton Avenue and saw a small group of people preparing food under a canvas awning.
He wandered over for a short stack of pancakes — and entered a new weekly communal happening, inspired by the Black Panthers, that nourishes Newhallville with free food, clothes, and chess and sewing lessons.
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by Duo Dickinson | Aug 31, 2016 12:14 pm | Comments (6)
The Yale Building Project has a relatively new name: The Jim Vlock First Year Building Project. Don’t let the new branding fool you: not too much has changed about it, except a widening and progressively hyperlocal focus. And that’s a good thing.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (20)
A commercial building instead of a police station in at 1 Union Ave. Another one in the historic former New Haven Railroad building. A now half-empty Church Street South razed and reborn as a 900-unit, mixed-use and -income development.
City officials asked U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to envision all those changes — and to help them make them happen — on a one-mile walking tour from Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ 100 College St. headquarters to Amistad Park.
Continue reading ‘“Land Of Opportunity” Beckons’