All Of Chapel Street From Temple To York Street New Haven, Connecticut
Panhandling [PH]: Between Temple and York on Chapel Street. Yesterday I was asked by 6 PH for money. I do not want to criminalize the homeless, but this PH is increasing in the numbers of people and their locations along Chapel. While I can say no, they often target young women, single and groups, and families touring Yale. I am located near Temple on Chapel and look over a popular Chinese restaurant and AT&T for over 20 years. Known hang-out corners for many people. I observe PH block drivers getting out of cars, approach people paying meters, standing at mine, store and museum entrances [a PH gauntlet up to College Street]. That is standard, generally daily 3-6+ times both ways [up and down] Chapel Street.
I know about the new street signs warning people to not support this behavior but it is not preventing the PH. Street musicians and artists are not of concern as they don't approach people.
If we all said no I suppose they would find other ways to buy..."food".
Thanks! Thanked!161 York St New Haven, CT 06511York St between Chapel and Crown is riddled with grooves, potholes, and uneven pavement, making for precarious bicycling and bumpy driving. This section of York St badly needs to be repaved.· Reported by Jason Stockmann · Flag Flagged