LCI - Dwight/Chapel PLUS

Open Issues: 72 Closed Issues: 1,500 Acknowledged Issues: 29
Watching issues created after: 2016-05-17

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  • Traffic/Road Safety Acknowledged
    432 Edgewood Ave New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Edgewood

    This intersection has seen *three* crashes in just over a week: 7/28, 8/5, & just now 8/8. These are just the ones I've been home to witness the aftermath. At least one was very severe involving a motorcycle & car, & I don't know if the motorcyclist survived. In my eight years of living here, crashes at this intersection are commonplace. No hyperbole-- crashes here happen with scary frequency.

    It is clear, but I'd like the data to back up my assertion (who keeps crasj statistics?), that this traffic signal -- a blinking yellow on Edgewood and a blinking red on Edgewood-- is completely ineffective.

    The city can no longer wait. We need immediate attention & intervention at this intersection. How many more crashes & potential fatalities are necessary before action?

  • 359 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Edgewood

    I know the police are busy but its ridiculous that we are allowing people to destroy this park by putting their cars on it, consider the environmental hazard of oil leaking into the grass area as well.

    It is a daily occurrence that I am seeing cars parked on the public green area that divides the two directions of Edgewood ave, the issue happens in the evenings. This is unacceptable especially considering taxpayers pay to maintain this property.

    If there is not enough parking in the area then maybe the zoning needs to be looked at as far as the rental properties.

  • Parks Request Archived
    11 Brownell St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Edgewood
    Dangerous slide - there is a hole in one of the slides and covering the hole is a piece of plywood bolted to the slide. The slide is not roped off, however, so if a child (or adult) did not notice the plywood, the child would slide right into the plywood. This is a serious safety hazard.
  • Dwight And Edgewood New Haven Connecticut - Dwight

    Between 2:50 and 2:57 PM today the 20th of December 2018 my home surveillance camera caught these two scenes. Shortly after a UPS delivery to my home a young man in a red jacket, black hood, white shoes and grey pants with a black backpack rides a bicycle slowly through the scene. A few minutes later in the second clip, he is back and walks up my driveway presumably to check out the delivery which he undoubtedly observed. He comes out of the driveway without the package probably because it's too heavy (24 cans of wet cat food). I confronted this guy some minutes later further down Dwight toward Chapel street. I watched him ride up and down my neighbors' driveways and I asked him what he was looking for. I was fascinated by what a convincing and evidently accomplished liar this guy is. I told him that I had a video of him and that I'd take another look before I reported the issue. He then quickened his pace a bit and rode his bike west down Edgewood Avenue.
    Check these two clips and the screen shot I uploaded. Anyone know this guy?

  • 363 To 401 Crown Street New Haven, Connecticut - Dwight
    The gas station at the corner of Crown and Howe Streets attracts quite a bit of illegal activity (drug overdoses, drug deals, illegal trash dumping, etc.). Ever since move in weekend (about 1.5 weeks ago) there have been multiple issues of homeless people digging through the trash at multiple addresses on this block and leaving it on the sidewalks, streets and driveways for others to clean up. This has now happened on the entire block 3 times in the last week an a half. Is there any way to increase the police presence at this end of crown street to try and stop this issue?
  • Dwight St & Edgewood Ave New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Dwight

    I am re-posting this issue because the signal has been fixed twice now, but is once again broken, so this ticket is specifically for the third iteration of it breaking. This is the same signal as others have reported at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Dwight.

    Some additional information is also that this signal is maintained by city-hired contractors. It was fixed on 2/5/24 (and once more before then), but both times it has been fixed, the signal breaks again almost immediately after. The contractors must be informed the entire unit needs to be replaced, not simply reset.

    This broken light is dangerous for a few reasons, and has now caused about 7-8 accidents, a few of which have been quite severe, and all of which have resulted in damage to the involved vehicles.

    1. The light flashes yellow on Edgewood but red on Dwight, every time it breaks. There's two issues with this. One is that not everyone knows/heeds the flashing red (which means STOP), and they just blow through it. Yellow does not mean stop at all (it just means caution), so they hit the person on the yellow (Edgewood) side.

    2. This intersection has bad visibility, hence why the signal is there in the first place. In at least one instance, even when the person on the red side stopped, and the person on yellow slowed down, they cannot see one another easily. So, if the person on the red side moves, and yellow doesn't see them, it results in a crash.

    Not only is this pretty dangerous, it's also resulting in a TON of honking every time there is nearly an accident, which disturbs everyone.

  • 189 Dwight St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Dwight
    I believe someone is sleeping on the front porch of this property. Trash all over front porch. There is also blight outside - no one has moved grasses along sidewalk and entrance.
  • 1471 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Edgewood
    This house caught fire over a year ago and has been in this condition; scorched, boarded up, and abandoned ever since. What is being done to either rehab or demo the building? It sits on the corner of chapel and Sherman, a prominent and important gateway to our community. I'd love to see this property fixed up and rented out or transformed into something useful, right now it's an eyesore and a liability.
  • 388–428 Edgewood Ave New Haven 06511, United States - Edgewood
    Is this driveway legal?
  • Dwight Street between Elm and Edgewood, New Haven, Connecticut - Dwight
    Attention Police!
    Today December 27 at 4:27 PM, my surveillance camera caught these two kids stealing a package off my neighbor’s porch—two young people probably high school age, one female and the other probably male. The female wore blue jeans, a dark short jacket (or vest) with colorful red or maroon panels, down each side. Pinkish/lavender high top sneakers, and a white or light colored hat or bandana. She also appears to have her hair tied back in a ponytail. And it looks like she has a shoulder bag hanging low on her right hip.
    Gender is a bit questionable but it appears the other one is probably a boy in a puffy black jacket, skinny black pants, black or dark brown high top shoes and was wearing white earbuds with white wire and phone in hand.
    Anyone know these kids?
  • 401 Crown St New Haven 06511, United States - Dwight
    As tenants of Pike International property management (at 401 and 401.5 crown street), they have failed to act on multiple requests for lost/stolen trash bins and recycling bins. Is there any city department that can force them to give us more (as they seem to ignore tenant maintenance requests) or a department that can provide more trash and at least a single recycling receptacle for the three buildings that have to put their trash in this drive way?
  • 612 George St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - West River
    There's water pooling on the road near City New Haven manhole cover. RWA was contacted with no results.