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Admission Accomplished

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When it isn’t covered by snow, Maya Lin’s Women’s Table, the fountain sculpture in front of Yale’s Sterling Library, might be found gleaming under a sheen of water. …

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House and Home

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Despite the fact that New Haven is one of the oldest cities in America, it doesn’t have many ghosts. There are colonial-era graveyards and old mansions galore, but…

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Arms’ Reach

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In the 1870s, an offshoot of New Haven’s Canal Street was renamed to honor the sprawling new factory that’d been built there. The complex was one of the biggest in both the city and the state, and by the late …

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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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