Tag Archives: Daniel Shkolnik

Thick Skin

Leatherman

Between 1852 and 1889, a strange man dressed in a quilt of leather patches paced back and forth between the Connecticut River and the Hudson. He spoke broken English and fluent French. He refused meat on Fridays and…

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Procession

Mark Celentano and William Celentano Jr. at Celentano Funeral Home

For 90 years on Elm Street, the Celentano family and its funeral home have seen people come and go.

They’ve seen the city change. Seen its factories emptied. Seen highways cut through…

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Infra Structures

Among the heavy-hitting architectural firms that do their sketching, drafting and modeling here in New Haven, some focus on designing buildings far afield, in cities like New York, Chicago and Taipei. Others look nearer…

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M&M

The basement of 285 Nicoll Street is crammed with a hodgepodge of industrial machinery. High above is a harsh canopy of wires, girders and pipes. Large fish-eyed lights hang overhead, barely …

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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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Crust Me

Abate Apizza and Seafood Restaurant

When it comes to pizza, I might live in the wrong town. Eating New Haven’s signature thin-, charred-, bubble-crusted apizza leaves a void in my mouth only one thing can fill: more starch. …

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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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Think ’Fast

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes at The Pantry

Lenny Fritz opened The Pantry in 1987 with every intention of starting a full-blown food op: breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering. But as the work days got longer, he cut out the dinner. As family obligations became more consuming, he …

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Crafty

Have you heard the legend of the Sea Hag?

In 1783, the self-knighted swindler, Sir Robert Henway, arrived in New Haven …

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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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