Upper State Street
by Thomas MacMillan | May 8, 2013 2:37 pm | Comments (27)
Briefcase-wielding businessmen beware: A giant baby is on the loose.
by Allan Appel | Apr 26, 2013 2:58 pm
Tom Peterson always remembered reading William Carlos Williams’ Paterson in college.
When he retired, he began his own Connecticut urban epic. Instead of a pen, he chose a Nikon D-600 camera as his tool.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 10, 2013 11:04 am | Comments (9)
City zoners made it legal for a State Street bar to serve drinks, but limited how late it can serve them.
by Staff | Mar 22, 2013 1:50 pm | Comments (5)
Remember those larger-than-life portraits that brought back to life the highway underpass on State Street? Organizers are readying a sequel—but first crowdsourcing the planning.
by Allan Appel | Mar 21, 2013 8:37 am | Comments (3)
Da Legna Restaurant should be allowed to have fewer parking spaces than zoning laws require at its expanded restaurant, but here’s what would be an even better idea: Add valet parking.
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 15, 2013 11:01 am | Comments (27)
After a fire ripped through Da Legna restaurant, the owner rebuilt the restaurant bigger than before, adding a full bar. Then the city cried foul—as did the rival tavern across the street.
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 13, 2013 8:31 am | Comments (106)
After an outpouring of opposition from neighbors, the developer behind a planned 268-apartment project at the edge of East Rock’s Goatville section agreed to continue parleying—and promised it’s not too late to change the plans.
by Paul Bass | Feb 14, 2013 1:56 pm | Comments (1)
A drab concrete high underpass may come to life again with community art—this time more permanently, with more people’s input.
by Allan Appel | Nov 23, 2012 10:01 am | Comments (1)
Velveta Scott enjoyed a full, sit-down, white-table cloth Thanksgiving meal with her choice of pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. Then she went outside where Jack the Coat Man, occasionally known as Dr. Jack Eliass, the chairman of medicine at Yale University Medical School, helped her try on a winter jacket from the several dozen on the rack that he had collected.
As Elias helped Scott slip on the blue jacket with down fill, he inquired politely, “Will that fit you?”
by Allan Appel | Oct 23, 2012 11:29 am | Comments (13)
A preserved historical gateway building. Brick and clapboard townhouses with porches that greet the neighborhood. A pedestrian mews with “urban gardens” off Mechanic Street.