Tag Archives: downtown

Layer Up

Baby, it’s cold outside.

For you and me, that means new layers—coats over fleeces, scarves under hats, long johns-padded pants. …

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Mood Lighting

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”—Aaron Rose

The light is right for Christmas in New Haven. Each night in Morris Cove, red and green lasers shoot past knee-high …

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Working Out

Spinning isn’t a ride in the park. You pedal a weighted flywheel, grunting, sweating, gasping. Blasts of high-energy music pump up your adrenaline. You push as hard as you can, moving nowhere, while someone at the front …

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Sweet Memories

CandiTopia

Kim Tran remembers a time when she could rustle up five pennies, go down to the candy shop and buy herself a lollipop. But inflation hits the inner child especially hard. Today, five pennies might get her a Swedish Fish …

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Double Shot

Latte at Jojo's

In Vienna, Austria, there stands a 135-year-old coffee bar called Café Sperl. It has a charming, vaguely Baroque interior decorated with intimate plush booths and tiny round two-seaters, and boasts a long history of…

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Crane Check

On a pizza slice of land between Canal, Prospect and Sachem Streets—with the first-bite tip pointing downtown, and the crusty points angling respectively up towards Dixwell and Yale’s Science Hill—tall narrow bases…

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Door to Door

Gray Organschi rolling door

“A very little key will open a very heavy door.”—Hunted Down by Charles Dickens

“The longer one hesitates before the door, the more estranged one becomes.”—Home-Coming by Franz Kafka…

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Sit Tight

Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu and Vegetables

“I’ve been to a lot of Thai restaurants,” says Boret Lonh, who’s just put in a takeout order, “and this one is really up there.” It’s also really down there—in size (tiny) and location (downtown).…

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Department Stories

View from Chapel and Orange circa 1955

Folks shopped there, they ate there, they bought cigarettes and alcohol there. Celebrities went there to tout plays and movies coming to the downtown theaters, sometimes through live radio broadcasts.

Located at the hub of the city’s extensive network of …

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Room Preservation

Hotel Duncan

Today we’re going back into the archives. Below is an updated version of an article that appeared in one of Daily Nutmeg’s first editions, published on February 24, 2012. Enjoy!

Eccentric? Ecstatic.…

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