Tag Archives: Columbus House

Out in the Cold

It’s one of the coldest nights of the winter so far. When I leave my house at 2:50 a.m., the temperature is 13 degrees. My street is so quiet and still that I feel as if I’ve stepped into a …

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Rise and Shine

As the sun rises on New Haven, a crowd gathers at Sunrise Cafe. …

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Work-study

New Haven is known for its eclectic mix of downtown architecture, from Colonial and Federal homes to Gothic churches, Modernist experiments and 21st-century “smart buildings.” Less conspicuous is another group…

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Kindred Solar

On a February morning of brilliant sunshine, ice rained from the trees and slid down the aluminum roof at 43 Button Street. …

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Big Tent

A version of the same story appears in the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an: Strangers appear at Abraham’s tent, and he welcomes them. “Let…

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