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Point in Time

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The eponymous lighthouse on Lighthouse Point hasn’t been lit since 1877. …

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’Sets and the City

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Smoky red, cloudy pink, hidden behind storm clouds rolling in from the west. Every sunset is unique, and New Haven’s got some great spots to watch the next show unfold. …

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Splash Drive

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Stomping, shrieking and spraying are all approved activities at one of New Haven’s summer staples: the splash pad. …

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Smoke Signals

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The air is spiced with smoke inside The Owl Shop, where patrons are puffing on their favorite cigars. It’s a vestige of an earlier New Haven, where…

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Spring in Steps

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A late-morning mantle of fog is still hovering atop East Rock when I decide to climb the Giant Steps. …

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Entertainment Center

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Few buildings in New Haven have stirred more sentiment—positive or negative—than the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum. …

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Iron Age

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Like a mountain piled with strata, a city as old as New Haven is layered with the remains of its past. Sometimes a layer lies in plain view but goes unnoticed by nearly everyone who passes by. …

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Extended Family

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On the phone from Changsha, China, David Youtz, then-president of the Yale-China Association, described the city…

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Home to Roost

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“Ramshackle” is the word bird watcher Arthur Shippee uses to describe the nests of the great blue herons settling in his Hamden neighborhood. …

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Happy Hunting

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New Haven is full of Easter eggs, and not just on Easter Sunday. …

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