Tag Archives: East Rock Park

’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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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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Vine Intervention

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During the height of the shutdown in 2020, Chris Ozyck, a landscape practitioner and the associate director of the Urban Resources Initiative, began thinking, If I only have so much time on this planet, what do I want to

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Gone Bust

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It’s easy to miss the empty pedestal near the summit of East Rock. Situated on a patch of grass where Farnam Drive meets its first overlook and turns toward the summit, the granite pillar is marred with graffiti. Bolt anchors …

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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.

Perhaps the most obvious candidates for a nice sunset view …

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Public ’Works

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Summer’s first fever has broken, and the rain that broke it is projected to finish in time for Sunday’s Fourth of July fireworks over East Rock Park.

Three bits of wisdom from experience…

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Choosing Slides

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By the end of the day, it should be done snowing, and this 2018 story should be like fresh powder.

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Rising in the East

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East Rock Park has been there our whole lifetimes, its tower a landmark to orient the traveler, its traprock cliffs changing color with the time of day. But until last year, many New Haveners didn’t give it much more thought …

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On the Rocks

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A morning rain has cleared, and the trail up West Rock is slick as I follow Yale geologist David Evans to the top. We’re in search of evidence of the glaciers that…

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Long Range

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What New Havener hasn’t been stunned on a sunny evening by the view of West Rock’s cliffs bathing Westville in their carmine light, or by East Rock’s sheer rosy face, frilled with trees, basking in the glow of the sinking …

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