New York Times food reviewer Sarah Gold knows so much about food that she is sure no one would ever enjoy eating the blackened tofu salad at New Haven’s Da Legna restaurant — even though she didn’t bother trying it before saying so.
(Update Friday 5:05 p.m.: The bridge is open!) A hole in the fresh blacktop of the rebuilt State Street Bridge gave celebrants an understandable moment of pause Thursday, one day before the long-closed span reopened to the public.
Upper State Street restaurateur Allison DeRenzi struck an informal agreement for her employees to use empty spots in a neighbor’s parking lot across the street. She wants the city to be just as creative in finding long-term solutions.
One of New Haven’s hottest new-media entrepreneurs and his landlord, a deep-pocket New York developer, are competing to turn a vacant former CT Transit bus garage into what the city envisions as a slice of Brooklyn.