Yale Shuttle #87 Speeding, Running a Red Light! Acknowledged318 Elm Street New Haven, CT - Wooster SquareJust watched Yale Shuttle #87 run a red light as it turned right onto Elm from York. Then followed it as it sped 30mph past the Green. It turned left onto Church, where the driver clocked nearly 40mph as it sped towards Grove. Ugh!
986 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Town_Green
A former comedy club, this Yale-owned storefront at 986 Chapel Street has been empty since before Bruce Alexander came to New Haven in 1998. (Out of fairness to Bruce, Yale didn't take ownership of this piece of the Schiavone portfolio until 1999.)
C'mon Bruce, you're a real estate whiz. I know you and Yale can do better, -- especially given the fact that this is such a great location. Renovate the hideous storefront into something respectable, and then I bet you'll find a good tenant in a hurry.
PS -- It is not okay that next door at 976 Chapel is also a permanently dead storefront. I understand that it is such a big space that it's tough to rent. However, lower the rent if you have to! This is prime real estate, and the neighborhood deserves another lively retail tenant.
Bruce's bio here:
email Bruce, (politely please), at firstname.lastname@example.org
Very Dangerous Situation... Archived77 High St New Haven, CT 06511 - Downtown
Because of the construction going on at Harkness Tower, pedestrians are being put in danger.
You might have to see this to understand, but what once was metered parking is now the travel lane. This means cars are moving quickly just feet from pedestrians on the east sidewalk of High Street.
When classes let out, the lone sidewalk becomes jam packed with students. What happens if a student gets bumped off the sidewalk and into a moving car?
The engineers actually made this situation. Next to the construction they actually used Jersey barriers to create an artificial sidewalk in the middle of the street, in what used to be the travel lane! Only no one is using the artificial sidewalk.
Yale should get rid of the artificial sidewalk, put the car traffic back in the middle of the street, and let the metered parking once again serve as a buffer between pedestrians and moving cars.
Either that, or SLOW DOWN the traffic to 10MPH, with temporary speed bumps and much better signage. fwiw.