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Elm City Party Bike

You can hear it echoing off the buildings of downtown, through the alleys and across the Green. It rings off the arches of the Temple Street Garage, sounds faintly through the windy corridor of Federal Plaza and bounces off the …

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Phone Home

The extraordinariness of being able to make a phone call from the little gadget you keep in your pocket may not ring loud and clear, but try to imagine life without it. …

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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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New Haven’s Finest

John Driscoll circa 1892

“The oldest active sergeant… Unquestionable integrity, loyalty to his duty… Earned the utmost respect of every member of the department… Law-abiding citizens respect and honor this man, lawbreakers fear him… With Rooseveltian persistency…

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Rocky Road

Little do most people know of the eccentric characters who once roamed the wooded paths and craggy cliff walks of our beloved East Rock Park. …

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Backpedaling

A penny-farthing replica outside The Devil's Gear Bike Shop

Daily Nutmeg is on vacation this week. Meantime, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from the past few months. Like this one:

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Time Travel

From well into the 19th century to well into the 20th, trolleys were the method of choice for getting New Haveners where they needed to go.…

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Phone Home

George Coy's Telephone Switchboard

The extraordinariness of being able to make a phone call from the little gadget you keep in your pocket may not ring loud and clear, but try to imagine life without it.…

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Backpedaling

A decorative pennyfarthing outside The Devil's Gear Bike Shop in New Haven

I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride my bike.
I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride it where I like.

—“Bicycle Race” by Queen (1978)…

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Pier Review

Long Wharf circa 1868

The grinding, screeching, honking orchestra of an estimated 140,000 cars per day crosses over the old skeleton of Long Wharf, New Haven’s oldest pier. This remnant of the city’s…

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