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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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Equal Terms

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On January 29, 1864, a “large, well-formed and dignified man” stepped onto a “sort of rude balcony” at Grape Vine Point, where the Mill River meets the Quinnipiac. …

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Walking Back

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The wooded “west bluff” of Edgewood Park rose to our right, with Iris Pond and wetlands extending to our left. We continued over dirt and boardwalk paths to the Mid Bridge, the successor to a 1920 footbridge built when the …

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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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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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Founding Mothers

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Having led their flock to a shared new haven in 1638, the minister John Davenport and the merchant Theophilus Eaton are considered New Haven’s founding fathers. But the men, women and children who…

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Backpedaling

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I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride my bike.
I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride it where I like.

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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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Supply and Demand

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Today is Powder House Day in New Haven, but unless you already knew that, you wouldn’t know it. …

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Hiding in Plain Sight

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“I do not want it anywhere hidden,” Charles Strong wrote of Yale’s proposed memorial to alumni who died in the Civil War. “I want it out in the open.” …

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