Tag Archives: Wooster Square

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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Hanami Hustle

The best place in New Haven to practice the Japanese custom of hanami—cherry blossom-viewing, with optional sake-fueled feasts and poem-writing sessions …

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Espresso Way

Its name suggests a need for speed, but if Fuel Coffee Shop were a caffeine buzz, it’d be the slow and steady kind, mild and resilient, getting the job done with restraint but conviction.

It’s a cool and collected place, …

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Swinging Praises

On the lectern at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James

On a recent blustery Sunday, lively jazz music fills the high-ceilinged sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James in Wooster Square. The congregation trickles in, exchanging hellos and hugs. A five-piece band…

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West to East

A walk down Chapel Street, from downtown to Fair Haven, transports you on a grand, centuries-spanning odyssey from commerce to industry to nature. It involves newness and decay, giant buildings and holes in the ground, major cross streets, tracks and …

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Fruit of the Bloom

Blooming cherry blossoms in Wooster Square

What’s a Cherry Blossom Festival without cherry blossoms?

It’s still a festival—a bright, vibrant gathering which in New Haven is one of the first signs of spring.

Trees don’t always bloom as planned. (Nor do flowers, as the organizers of …

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This Week in New Haven (April 8 – 14)

A still from Musicwood

Theater in a department store. Brazilian dance music in a library. A Prairie Home companion at Southern Connecticut State University. The great outdoors, up against a wall, at the Yale Environmental Film Festival.…

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To the Dogs

Union Street Dog Park

Once upon a time, the city seemed pretty evenly divided between “cat people” and “dog people.” There was a period when stray cats roamed the streets in packs. There was a time in the 1990s when trendy shoulder-perching pets …

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Betting on the Farm

CitySeed Farmers' Markets

A Hamden woman walks up to a table and gasps as if she’d just seen a ghost. “You have sorrel!” she shrieks, holding her hand to her heart, nearly losing her breath. She had fallen in love at first taste with …

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This Week in New Haven (April 9-15)

Reading to a Dog at the NHFPL

Read to a pooch, learn to work like a dog, and trot out your pup for a pet-friendly festival. Plus, some notable film screenings and the start of New Haven Restaurant Week.…

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