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Stop and Go

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Downtown New Haven is known for its walkability, but it’s not considered particularly drivable. …

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House of Repute

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A few blocks from the Guilford Town Green, stately houses line quiet streets. Most have wide, sprawling lawns. Some have barns behind them, long since converted into garages or sheds. Many are quite old, from the Victorian era or …

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Hall Past

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Rising over the New Haven Green with Victorian Gothic towers and windows, and surrounded by less vintage constructions, New Haven City Hall strikes an immortal pose. So it’s hard to believe that its time was once up. …

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Name-Calling

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We’re called Daily Nutmeg because, each weekday, we highlight good and interesting things in our corner of the Nutmeg State. But the explanation behind “Nutmeg State” isn’t as clear. …

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Ahead of Time

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He was born in 1799. He made civil rights history. And he tried to make more. …

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Sticky Business

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A number of New Haven inventions have changed the course of history—the cotton gin, vulcanized rubber, the telephone exchange.

Less impactful, but more joyful, is the Lolly Pop…

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With a Vengeance

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It takes a lot of anger to write an epic poem about how much you dislike a place. …

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Raising Hale

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On the morning of May 10, 2017, Fort Nathan Hale Park was abuzz with preparation ahead of its season-opening celebration a few days later. At the northern end, a small plinth stood empty in the middle of a five-pointed star. …

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Distant Relativity

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This day in 1638, New Haven’s Puritan settlers arrived. Get to know them a little with this 17th-century story from 2017.

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Distant Relativity

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The Puritans who settled New Haven did so in part to worship as they pleased. But they weren’t necessarily willing to offer that freedom to others…

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