Cottage Street

Open Issues: 201 Closed Issues: 2,293 Acknowledged Issues: 199
Watching issues created after: 2015-03-10

Cottage Street Environs Watch Area

Notified About

  • Brown Water Archived
    Edwards St. New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine
    Water running from taps and faucets is brown. Problem apparently shared by others in East Rock .
  • 219 267 Edwards St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine

    let me start off by saying i am in no way opening this issue to debate whether abortion should be legal or not, so please do not use this space to preach one way or the other.

    although i personally find the protesters at planned parenthood (and now often by the peabody museum) very offensive, i am reporting this issue on the basis of what is legally their right and what is not.

    when i protested the start of the iraq war, the group i was with was told by an officer that we are allowed to hold a sign. but that since we do not own the property we were standing on, we could not affix signs to posts, or lean them on trees, or lay them on the ground, etc.

    this is what the protesters are doing on edwards street and sometimes whitney. they spread at least ten posters on property that they do not own.

    i'd like some clarification on what their rights are, and if we can ask them to tone down their presence if they are not legally allowed to take over the block.

  • Willow St./ Nicoll St. Intersection (East Rock) New Haven/East Rock, Connecticut - East Rock

    Speeding down Willow St. as vehicles come off of I-91 is a major safety concern, especially given the vicinity of East Rock Elementary School and high volume of pedestrian traffic as you enter the residential East Rock neighborhood.

    Suggestions to reduce speeding:

    1) Speed Limit Signs Needed on Willow St. : Currently, there is a noticeable absence of speed limit signs, and none are posted on the east or west bound sides of Willow St. from the stretch from the I-91 exit ramp until after Orange St.

    2) Addition of Stop Signs at Willow/Nicoll St. Intersection: This busy intersection has been a magnet for car and pedestrian accidents for years, and the addition of east and west bound stop signs at the Willow/Nicoll St. intersection could be a quick and inexpensive effort to slow traffic, reduce speeding and hopefully mitigate future accidents. Note: There is currently a traffic light at Willow St./Mitchell Dr., but once past the light, vehicles speed on Willow St. past the Nash St. and Nicoll St. intersections.

  • 242 Canner St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock
    Everywhere in New Haven, drivers treat red lights only as suggestions and speed straight through them, especially if the light has just changed. I see this happen every day, but I've never seen anyone get pulled over for it. It's especially bad at Canner and Whitney. The NHPD and YPD need to crack down before someone gets killed.
  • Willow St./ Nicoll St. Intersection New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
    As a major through road, Willow St. (specifically the intersection at Willow St. & Nicoll St.) desperately needs to be repaved and re-marked/re-striped! The road and intersection is laden with uneven pavement, divots and potholes, which are not only hazardous to vehicles and pedestrians, but also result in loud, unnecessary noise in a residential area, especially when large trucks and commercial vehicles speed down Willow St. The very worn out pavement marking and stripping at the intersection is also a hazard to pedestrians as speeding cars are not properly signaled that they are driving through a very busy pedestrian crossing area.
  • Drug Traffic Archived
    Simple "1 car, 2 car"; drug deals happening at all hours along nicoll st. just around the corner from the shell gas station. I personally see 15 or more per day.
  • 210 Willow St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock
    Formerly a dry cleaning business, the building is in extremely unsafe condition: leaking roof, broken windows, rotting floor, rear door unsecured. There is old dry cleaning equipment, probably dry cleaning chemical contamination and waste, asbestos from a rusting boiler, and the building's foundation is rotten and open to the elements creating a rodent problem and allowing rainwater to enter and possibly contaminate groundwater and the surrounding soil with pollutants.
  • 149 Eagle Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
    VOTE if you want the city to plow the snow on BOTH sides of the street!
    New Haven's policy of only ever plowing the odd side of residential streets is wacky.
    Now that the odd side is more or less clear, we won't be able to park back on the even side for the next storm, because it will be blocked by frozen piles of snow left behind from people digging themselves out.
    VOTE if you want the city to have a second day of plowing the EVEN side of the street, when everyone should move to the ODD side.
  • 648-652 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut - Bishop-Hine
    I thought I got a city communication saying that street sweeping was supposed to take place THROUGHOUT East Rock over the last couple of weeks. The Orange Street bike lane (heading south or "inbound") between ~Edwards Street and ~Humphrey Street is a mess: it is full of sand and gravel and is in immediate need of a cleaning. It is currently dangerous to ride on! Please escalate the street sweeping schedule here.Thank you.
  • 671 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    Dear New Haven Transportation, Public Works, and Public Safety,

    The Orange street bike lane north and southbound from Trumbull St. to Willow St. is a death trap. I made the mistake of trying to commute to work on bike and had to swerve potholes and debris the entire time while worrying about traffic, buses, and poorly parked cars. This was the most unsafe ride I have ever had, anywhere - and this was supposed to be the major north/south biking artery of East Rock.

    At one point, I had to try and jump a pothole and my rear tire didn't make it causing a flat tire and slightly bent rim. I am mad about my expensive commuter bike, but honestly, mostly just relieved I didn't tumble into traffic or hit my face. Some of these pot holes are more than 6 inches deep. A pothole for a car is an inconvenience with the possibility of tire/rim damage; a pothole on a bike however is a major safety concern- people have been killed like that.

    All roads in East Rock are in horrible shape coming out of a long winter, understandably it will take some time to address this issue everywhere. But please, please, fix the bike lanes first.

    If you are looking to commute on bike, strongly consider taking a bus or walking until roads are improved. New Haven City officials, please try riding a bike in one of these bike lanes and reporting back.

    I will follow up later with photos

  • Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock
    Does NHPD actually enforce noise ordinances against loud car stereos or excessive motorcycle noise?
  • Livingston & Canner New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock
    Happens every street cleaning day: tow trucks driving 50 miles an hour and blowing through all the stop signs - with a cop car leading the way!