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Julia Bogardus, Knit New Haven

Knitting: a quiet pursuit for lonely moments, if ever there were one. But in the city of New Haven, no one need stitch alone. …

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Safe Houses

400 Blake Street in 2004.

People have been moving houses—literally moving them–for hundreds of years, which may seem foundationally silly in today’s world.

But sometimes it’s the smartest move…

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Octane High

Robert Smith on his dirt bike

Every now and then, the streets of New Haven are swept by motorized monsoons. Packs of dirt bikes and ATVs zoom down the street, moving through traffic like murmurations of starlings and sounding like swarms of piston-driven hornets. Some of …

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On the Outs

A photo essay.

Of summer’s many symbols, the most American is baseball. Not major or minor league; not varsity or little league; but sandlot-style ball—raw, disorganized, unkempt baseball. …

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Tag Teams

Downes Street, New Haven

The family reunion happened at Sandra’s Next Generation Soul Food, in The Hill. The first to arrive were Tank, Eros, Prim and Big Swerm. …

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Peace and Quiet

Beaverdale Memorial Park

“I find it interesting that some people say they don’t want to live near a cemetery,” says Dan Krueger, manager of Beaverdale Memorial Park. Cemeteries are places of peace and tranquility, after all, not danger or hex, and …

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This World, and the Next

It looks like a spaceship that touched down on Dixwell Avenue in the ’60s and never left. As you walk around it, the structure seems to change shape. Its cut-stone walls …

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Grand Opening

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

In May 2015, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library closed to students and the public.

Today, after a 16-month renovation, it reopens. …

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Bookish Marks

A photo essay.

“Quirky is what we do.”

Ann Marlowe, a volunteer with the Institute Library, was speaking off the cuff, but she wasn’t kidding. …

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No Smoking

At The White Buffalo, billowing plumes rise up from the bar and lounge, curling around a seemingly ironic “No Smoking” sign. But to staff and patrons, the sign isn’t all that ironic, because no one smokes at The White Buffalo.…

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