East Rock

Monumental Question

by Allan Appel | Jun 26, 2018 12:46 pm | Comments (6)

Allan Appel PhotoWill the next advertising stanchion from Bike New Haven, the city’s bike share program, be erected cheek by jowl with a 1905 Civil War monument? And is that appropriate?

And instead of beer or national-chain burgers, could the bike station advertisements feature more bike-appropriate healthful concerns like a local gym, or even mom and pop stores?

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East Rock Concert Series Comes Full Circle

by Brian Slattery | Jun 19, 2018 12:09 pm

To introduce her first song, “Sweet to Me,” Caroline Doctorow told a quick, acerbic story that was the genesis for the song’s title. She knew a man once who practiced singing and playing the guitar all the time, to the irritation of his wife.

“What is the point of all this?” Doctorow related her saying. “You’re never going to be Elvis.”

‘His reply: “I may not ever be Elvis, but it doesn’t cost you anything to be sweet to me.”

“That couple isn’t together anymore,” Doctorow added.

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Bike Share Ad Panel Riles East Rock

by Allan Appel | Jun 14, 2018 12:20 pm | Comments (20)

Allan Appel PhotoWhen Andrea Konetchy heard workmen pouring concrete across from her house at the corner of Linden and Orange streets, she thought: Fine, the sidewalk is being repaired.

To her dismay, what emerged was a new sidewalk, but a eight-by-five-foot metallic stanchion bearing a McDonald’s advertisement.

The ad is part of the city’s popular new bike share program,  Bike New Haven, whose architecture program, placement, and advertising content are upsetting some people other neighborhoods as well.

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