by Emmett McMullan | Jun 1, 2018 8:16 am
The game was poker — with a twist. I had just been dealt into a hand of five-card draw. My cards were the king of hearts, nine of diamonds, three of clubs, four of hearts, and six of spades.
I was about to discard everything but the king when I noticed something off about the cards themselves. I turned my nine a half-turn in my hand, and suddenly I was looking at a two of diamonds.
Continue reading ‘Game Makers’ Guild Makes New Rules’
by Paul Bass | May 30, 2018 2:55 pm | Comments (34)
Caroline Smith has an idea for reinvigorating semi-deserted stretches of Orange Street: clear it of moving vehicles.
Continue reading ‘Orange, Minus Cars’
by Brian Slattery | May 29, 2018 12:03 pm | Comments (1)
There’s a new space for arts events on Chapel Street. Is it an art gallery? A place for workshops? A pop-up record store and small concert space?
All of the above, according to Shawn Szirbik and Allen Camp of Hull’s Art Supply and Framing, who have turned over a second-floor space above the store to be a space for New Haven’s arts community to use — for free.
Continue reading ‘Hull’s Opens A New Chapter’
by Karen Ponzio | May 28, 2018 9:12 am
On Friday one of the first truly summer-like days led into one of the first truly hot shows of the summer season at Three Sheets on Elm Street. Three bands, each with a heavy sound but distinctly different in how they delivered it, gathered at the bar to get everyone more than warmed up for the months ahead.
Continue reading ‘Rock Gets Hot And Heavy At Three Sheets’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 24, 2018 7:39 am | Comments (20)
Downtown top cop Lt. Mark O’Neil tapped the man stretched out on the Green. The man barely moved at first, then muttered incomprehensibly.
“I just want to make sure you’re OK.” O’Neil said. “Can you stand for me?”
Continue reading ‘Cops, Neighbors Walk The Talk Downtown’
by Brian Slattery | May 23, 2018 1:01 pm
He sits in the kind of light that a nobleman might sit for in a 17th century portrait. Or it could be the light from a naked bulb over his head. The light sets his shoulder ablaze, deepens the shadows below his knees. It obscures his face a little, too, but not the tattoos on his arms. He’s defined by his occupation here, or maybe his vocation — a drummer — and you get the sense that’s how he wants it, to be valued not by what he has, but by what he does, what he brings into the world.
Continue reading ‘Paint & Clay Club Makes A Buzz’
by Thomas Breen | May 23, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (40)
The city is looking for a new tenant for a nearly 10,000 square-foot, publicly owned commercial space on Crown Street, with an eye toward bringing in a new music club sized between the College Street Music Hall and clubs like Café Nine.
Continue reading ‘Downtown’s Next Concert Venue?’
by Karen Ponzio | May 21, 2018 8:56 am
“I love everyone in this room, even if I don’t know you, because this is a room full of love,” Ben Mikula of the Alpaca Gnomes told the crowd right before the last song of the set he was playing with two other members of his band at Pacific Standard Tavern on Sunday afternoon. “I’m so glad to see people helping each other.”
Mikula was there along with a long roster of others to help raise money for the American SIDS Institute at the fifth annual Graceland benefit, held in loving memory of Grace Margaret Pimenta Fernandez, daughter of Hannah Pimenta, the founder and organizer of this event.
Continue reading ‘SIDS Fundraiser Graces Pacific Standard Tavern’
by Brian Slattery | May 16, 2018 7:35 am
A row of red houses, all the same. Beyond that, another row of houses, same as the red houses, but white. A third row of houses, same as the first two except in blue. Everything’s neat and tidy, in primary colors. Safe behind a stockade of popsicle sticks. The wall looks solid. But one stiff breath, and you might be able to blow it down.
Continue reading ‘Artist Climbs Over The “Walls”’
by Paul Bass | May 15, 2018 4:14 pm | Comments (16)
New Haven’s legal aid agency is moving up, as is a block of downtown that has proved resistant to the economic boom remaking surrounding blocks.
Continue reading ‘Downtown Block Undergoing A Change’