Tag Archives: Dixwell

Dream House

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Near sunset on a weekday afternoon, drive up or down Dixwell Avenue for an uplifting sight…

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City Treasure

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Like many parks, Scantlebury Park is active or restful depending on the need. …

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City Treasure

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Like many parks, Scantlebury Park is active or restful depending on the need. …

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Place Yourself

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The cover of Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places makes an argument right up front: that Connecticut’s architecture is more than just Colonial homesteads and picturesque lighthouses. …

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Splash Drive

Lighthouse Point Splash Pad

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

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A Fighting Chance

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Daily Nutmeg is on vacation this week. Meantime, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from the past few months. Like this one:

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A Fighting Chance

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It was fight night in Dixwell.

Last Saturday, organized by Elephant in the Room (EIR) Boxing Club, 12 pugilists from across the city and state gathered for the second annual “Spring Bang” showcase…

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Crane Check

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On a pizza slice of land between Canal, Prospect and Sachem Streets—with the first-bite tip pointing downtown, and the crusty points angling respectively up towards Dixwell and Yale’s Science Hill—tall narrow bases…

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Straight Shooters

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Pepe Vega and Hugh “HG” Gallman grew up in “The Tribe,” a housing project that once stood in the Dixwell neighborhood. Eventually torn down, Dixwell’s projects were notorious for disrepair and…

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Route Canal

A bridge on the Farmington Canal Trail

Ah, the poor Farmington Canal—it never stood a chance.

Construction on the waterway began in 1825 in an effort to improve transport throughout central Connecticut and into Massachusetts. The canal’s financiers hoped that the route, which officially opened in 1835 …

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