Southeast Goatville / Bishop to Willow
149 Eagle Street New Haven, Connecticut - East RockVOTE 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.
Nash Street New Haven, Connecticut - East RockThere are 2 feuding neighbors on Nash Street, both middle-aged white males with mental health disorders and alcohol and or drug addictions. They have begun to harass new graduate students neighbors with stories and unwelcomed conversation/personal space invasions. 1 of the men (who lives next to the Park on Nash) has been seen in the streets dancing with a sword, mop and broom, in a bathrobe, underwear, or sometimes in the nude. He was also allegedly arrested last Thursday for sexually harassing a Post Office worker on Nash Street. The other neighbor claims to own seventeen houses on the street, including the park, but he is believed to actually live in East Haven. It would be helpful to have more active policing on this street until things settle down and people feel safe again. If police officers could physically walk up and down Nash Street 1-2x a day to see what is taking place on a daily basis maybe there is something that can be done. Neighbors are in fear.
582 East St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - East RockA white van captured on my video camera dumped some rugs next to our property. I managed to read their business title on their van: HOME IMPROVEMENT. I called the New Haven police headquarters on the same day of the incident 11/13/18. I haven't received a response even though they said they were going to send an officer so I can file a report.
47-63 Nicoll St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockTires stolen off of a Honda Fit on my block. Wisconsin plate: 435-ZVY. What do we to protect ourselves against this?
38-50 Nash St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockA young Caucasian male, guessing in his early 30's, is letting his dog crap on anyone and everyone's lawn. I've now caught him in the act twice, and as of this morning, I know he lives at 50 Nash Street.
I asked him nicely to pick up the dog crap this morning, but after saying that the dog had diarrhea, he has a vision problem. Not the dog. The kid. As if to excuse himself from dealing with the feces.
I explained to him that it is a city ordinance and that he must deal with it otherwise I was going to report him. Well. He walked away from the crap and went inside his home.
The dog is somewhat of a pitbull mix. Mostly brown.
Edwards Street New Haven, Connecticut - Bishop-HineSt. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Edwards Street blasts an ear-piercing recording that is nothing short of an utter nuisance ! This began about a year ago and they’ve continued with this blatant disregard for the community around. The recording is blared at such violently loud decibels that there’s nowhere in our home we can go to get away from it. And we’re not even on Edwards Street ! It doesn’t matter whether our windows are closed (during the winter time) or open (in summer); or if the blower on our oven is running (high or low); or if we’re playing music; never mind if we’re in our backyard; nothing we can do in our home abates this absolute nuisance. It starts at 8:15 a.m. or 8:45 a.m., whenever they will on Sunday mornings; then, again at noon and then again at 6:00 p.m., and it lasts from 6 to 10 minutes at a time—for how ever long they choose. And this is every single day ! We sit down to dinner at 6:00 p.m. only to be greeted by their brash cacophony. No one wants to hear this; no one needs to hear this ! None of the churches in downtown New Haven acts with such gross disregard for their communities with the pealing of their bells—and they’re in a commercial zone; we’re residential. We have 2 other churches in our immediate neighbourhood; as much as we hear them worship on Sundays, it's not at ear-crushing decibels. What are we supposed to do, sell the home we’ve lived in for years because this church fails to realise that it shares a community with people’s homes ?!
49 Edwards New Haven Connecticut - East Rock
New Haven's new street sweeping program (started April 2018 -> edited, this is incorrect, it's just that street sweeping starts in April and I read it incorrectly) disproportionately affects new residents (especially students) of New Haven. Current temporary signs are inadequate, and the program seems to be a way for New Haven and the towing companies to make money.
My husband and I just moved to New Haven (where a lot of graduate students live) two weeks ago. We parked our car on the east side of Nicolls on Saturday after seeing posted signs on the west side of the street for sweeping the coming Monday morning. He is a new graduate student, and orientation (for myself and for him) started Monday morning. When we walked down our street on Sunday, we did not see any signs posted about street sweeping for Tuesday.
Tuesday morning I woke up to chaos as sweeper trucks were waiting behind ticketing officers and tow trucks literally raced down the street, breaking traffic laws by speeding and riding side by side down the road. I and other new neighbors, walked out to see our cars being towed and could not do anything.
My complaint is not with street sweeping in general, or with towing when cars are left there. My complaint is that for new residents, there is NO signage indicating that New Haven does street sweeping (unless the notice is posted on your street). Additionally, the current signage does not inform residents about where to go (website) for more information about future notices. The current program is likely to disproportionately affect incoming students this fall, and for any new students with cars, I'm sure the city will be hearing a lot of complaints about this program.
I moved from a major city where you get a ticket for not turning your tires in when parking on a hill and where street sweeping is weekly. I would be more than happy to comply with posted regulations and appreciate clean streets. However, the program that is in place is completely inadequate and seems to be a great way for the local tow trucks and the City of New Haven to make money off new residents (mind you, in a city where there is a significant influx of new residents at specific times during the year).
Please post permanent signs, or at the very least, put more information on the temporary signs (for example, "48 hour notice," and "for more information, visit the website...," etc.). Simply writing "New Haven Police Department" and the date/time of the street sweeping/towing does not tell residents enough. Who are you serving there, the institutions who benefit from the profit of tickets and towing, or the residents whose streets you are cleaning?
What a way to be welcomed to a new city.
767 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut - East RockRecently, the City installed a bike share on Linden Street with a large adjacent advertising panel in front of East Rock Pharmacy on Orange Street. Several of us -- residents, property owners, and business owners--are concerned that the content of this ad panel is incompatible with the neighborhood and its placement unsafe due to its encroachment onto the sidewalk. While my focus is on the pharmacy ad panel at 763-767 Orange Street, I know that residents of other neighborhoods have concerns about ad panels in their areas, and I believe the conversation about the pharmacy ad panel may have relevance for ad panels installed in other neighborhoods around the City.
23 Edwards Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
The city's robocall didn't go out until 7pm last night. Signs were barely posted and people were trying to move their cars around Edwards/Nicoll/Nash with no idea which side was the correct side to be on. Why is it never announced that the odd side will be first or vice versa?
This morning, new signs were posted where none had been before and people were getting towed and caught off guard as they left for work. Maybe worst of all, tow trucks were speeding down Nash Street THE WRONG WAY in an effort to tow everyone the fastest, nearly causing multiple accidents and jamming traffic.
I'm happy to comply with street sweeping but the city needs to make it easier for citizens to comply. Announce earlier, more clearly, and stop rigging the entire system for the benefit of the tow truck companies.
209 Willow Street New Haven, Connecticut - East RockThis is the state of driving behavior and traffic enforcement in New Haven:
It is the Wild West! I was commuting in this morning heading south on Orange Street. At the busy Willow Street intersection, two cars ran the red light heading west on Willow Street. I then noticed that there were TWO NHPD cruisers stopped at the light on Orange Street heading north. Neither one of them pulled over either red light runner. (And neither officer appeared to be on another emergency call as they both drove away, lights off, with traffic when the light turned green.)
This summarizes where we've come to with traffic safety and traffic enforcement in New Haven.
This is not normal. We have accepted the normalization of this behavior: both the incredible number of drivers running red lights and stop signs or talking/texting on their phones while driving, AND the frequent lack of traffic enforcement by the NHPD.
This does not happen everywhere in the state. This does not happen everywhere in the country.
What can we do to change the cycle?
34 Nash Street New Haven, Connecticut - East RockLawn Mower was stolen from my backyard, as well as 2 large packages that were delivered this morning. My backyard is hidden, with the exception of 48-50 Lawrence street tenants who are constantly a neighborhood nuisance.
Mechanic Street New Haven, CT - East RockMultiple packages have been stolen on different days from front and back doorsteps.