A city developer plans to create a mini-neighborhood of middle-income apartments and local stores done in the architectural style of the historical oystering village along the East Grand Avenue side of the Quinnipiac River — an idea a previous builder tried and failed to carry out.
They saw fewer houses lit with Christmas lights this year—and more blighted buildings.They see trucks and broken cars parked on sidewalks by a tow shop. They see forbidden barbed wire appearing atop commercial fences.
Along with upticks in speeding and graffiti, that jolted neighbors to resurrect the Quinnipiac River Community Group (QRCG).
During the grueling,endless winter, Fair Havener Tambira Armmand, a knitter, sewer, and all-round creative textile person, came down with a bad case of cabin fever. Suddenly she looked out her window, and spotted the solution.
A sparkling white coach bus from New Haven Land Trust’s “Habitat, Harvest, and Happy Hour Benefit Bus Tour” ambled down Newhallville streets. At the head of the bus, Stacy Spell, a former New Haven homicide detective with microphone in hand, described how some of the streets and corners were once breeding grounds for crime, consumed in drugs and violence.