Steve's general downtown area

Open Issues: 254 Closed Issues: 4,142 Acknowledged Issues: 233
Watching issues created after: 2010-06-27

The area roughly circumscribed by York, Grove, Crown and I-91.

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  • 47-71 Court St New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    makes court street very dark
  • Chapel And High Street - Town_Green
    I have seen cops on a daily bases park illegally underneath the stop light, get out of their car, walk into starbucks, get a coffee and walk out to their car and leave. I am pretty sure that they are only allowed to break the law for reasonable reasons or if they are doing something positive like stopping a crime. I don’t think getting a coffee or going to News Haven applies to this situation. I would like it stopped, and for our cops to start obeying the same laws they enforce on us.
  • 59 Court St New Haven, CT 06511 - Wooster Square

    I created a new issue. Each incident should be a new issue in my opinion. This helps demonstrate the seriousness.

    Tonight, between 6 and 6:30 pm there was another mugging on Court
    Street between Olive and Artizan Streets near the Friendship House
    apartments. 2 men slammed a neighbor to the ground and took his
    wallet and cell phone. Coincidentally, a coworker of the victim was
    on his way home at the end of the incident and called the police.
    Details are still coming in and I will let you know when I have a full
    description of the attackers.

    Please, do not walk home after dark on Court Street on the north side
    of the street. Walk with a friend, do whatever you can to stay safe.
    Go on SeeClickFix.com and comment and vote to have the muggings
    STOPPED!!!!

  • mugging Archived
    Court And Olive 06511 - Wooster Square
    From the New Haven Independent. This all seems to continue.
    At 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, four men mugged someone at the corner of Court and
    Olive Streets. Two of the muggers had handguns. They took a cellphone and a
    black wallet with $25.
    *
    someone needs to fix this asap. this continues to happen at the *same* location, on a nightly or regular basis. why can't we get some more attention to this matter.
  • 137 Orange St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green
    Ideat Village permits for Pitkin Plaza have been curtailed from having any amplification after 7:45pm, impacting most of our free, outdoor, participatory programming. This decision is arbitrary, and not in the best interests of the public at large. We have diverse, eclectic programming scheduled to go until 10pm, as we have done downtown, in the City of New Haven, for the last 9 years.
  • 80 116 Church St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green

    more needs to be done to prevent this coffeeshop from becoming a hangout for the homeless. (i don't deny that more needs to be done FOR the homeless, but this one business should not shoulder that burden/suffer because business is driven away.)

    every time i visit here, i hear disrespectful language yelled across the store, conversations about drugs including potential drug deals right in the store, and generally offensive conversations. it is very frustrating that this happens often in front of children and first-time visitors to new haven.

    i see the same several faces every time who commit these acts. after one guy yelled "f you" loudly across the entire store, i turned and made a motion to calm down with my hand, because there was a 3 or 4 year old in line behind me. he responded with " bl*w me".

    bars can ban certain customers who do not behave themselves. can starbucks begin to do the same?

  • Olive St & Grand Ave New Haven, CT 06511 - Wooster Square
    Please add a Walk signal and striping. It is unsafe for pedestrians to cross at Olive and Grand.
  • 1073 1123 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Downtown

    This police cruiser pulled up and blocked half of the intersection at Chapel and High. Then the two cops went to starbucks to get their coffee.

    I wish I could get away with parking like that.

  • 259 State Street New Haven, CT - Downtown

    Since its opening in 2002, the New Haven State Street Train Station has served downtown New Haven in only a limited capacity and largely serves as a Shoreline East terminus for CT Commuter Rail. Metro-North trains only serve the station on a limited morning and evening basis, with no midday trains to or from Grand Central between 10am and 3:30pm, no trains arriving or departing after 6pm, and no weekend trains.

    The New Haven State Street Station is ideally located in downtown New Haven to serve the neighborhoods of Wooster Square and Downtown, which have seen significant increases in population in recent years. With the completion of the 360 State project, there are now also 500 public parking spaces available in a vibrant urban center directly across from the station, making it all the more accessible to commuters.

    With residential capacity higher than ever surrounding the station, and a growing demand for more public transportation options, it is time to bring Metro-North full service to New Haven State Street Station.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/bring-more-trains-to-new-haven-state-st-station.html

  • 205 Temple St New Haven, CT - Town_Green

    Just today, I had bought a beverage from the convenience store on Temple Street downtown, and headed on over to the green to eat my lunch out in the beautiful day. When I was finished, I scanned the area on the street for a place to recycle my empty bottle, realizing that recycling wasn't possible.

    My idea is that Public Works should estimate the percentage of trash that is bottles and cans around that area, that can be recycled. If the amount is great enough, perhaps a study for a design for new recycling bins downtown should be produced.

    Please vote on the issue!

  • Whalley Avenue George Street, Norton Street, Edgewood Avenue, Sherman Avenue - Everywhere in New Haven - Downtown
    This problem is increasing and dispersing itself across New Haven. I went to KFC a couple of days ago and noticed some teenagers loitering in the the restaurant. The workers seemed upset and noticed that not only were the teenagers loitering, but were also insulting customers, being obnoxious and basically driving customers away. When I left the restaurant, I noticed that the problem was not secluded to the restaurant but its a problem everywhere. These teens are standing by corners at late hours and blatantly loitering everywhere. Just recently I watched as a youth was arrested for standing in the middle of the street, throwing empty bottles at cars driving pass. It's really getting out of hand and I'm tired of not wanting to take my children anywhere because of it. It's not fair. I pay my taxes, I work, I take of my children and I'm not depending on anyone but myself.
    Even when the police stops and tells them to disperse, they simply move to another corner. I've watched as they laugh at police. Most of them have no respect or decency. The cornerstore near my home had to close because of the same reason, the endless loitering and chaos. Also, the shop was robbed repeated by "boosters". I think there should be a curfew for these teens. It's unfortunate but I think that's what it comes down to. For those who are trying to better themselves, I think if there's a curfew, they should have documents from their jobs or schools to prove why they are walking home after 7pm, or something like that. I can't even let my son ride his bike to his friend's house, which is only a block away because my neighbor's ten year old son was robbed by a group of teenagers roaming the street. They took his bike and the milk he went to the store to purchase for his mother. It's not right and it needs to end.
    I think arresting them is not enough, people say blame the parents, then maybe the police should start giving the parents tickets too to send the point home.
  • 199 Elm St New Haven, CT 06520 - Downtown
    A mid-block crosswalk across Elm Street between High Street and College Street is the only realistic way to end jaywalking on Elm Street as far as I can tell.