Steve's general downtown area

Open Issues: 253 Closed Issues: 4,149 Acknowledged Issues: 227
Watching issues created after: 2010-06-27

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

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  • The intersection at Court and Olive continues to be dangerous despite efforts by Traffic and Parking to resolve them. Every day, drivers ignore walkway almost running pedestrians over. City installed new "no parking" signs but drivers disregard them. This corner is dangerous. There was an accident there just last night.
  • Union Station New Haven CT - Downtown
    Every time I park in the Union Station garage, as I search for an open space I pass anywhere from 4 to 6 or 7 New Haven Police Dept cruisers occupying these precious spaces. Surely these cars can be parked in other places commuters cannnot park. Given the pressure on parking at the station, why is this permitted at all?
  • Court Street And Olive New Haven, CT - Wooster Square
    There was a mugging at around 6 pm on Christmas eve on Court and Academy and another at 4:15 pm on the 26th on Court and Olive. An arrest was made in the case of the second mugging -- but this has got to stop! Please fix!!
  • 138-200 Court St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green

    These cars are unsightly and need to be removed permanently.

    From the NH Independent:

    Cars Remain

    Some six months ago, parked cars started showing up in the federal plaza behind City Hall, which is under the jurisdiction of the federal General Services Administration (GSA).

    Cathy Menzies, a spokeswoman for the GSA, said at the time that parking was permitted in the plaza on a temporary basis only, while garage repairs displaced federal employees.

    A recent visit to the plaza found about a dozen cars still parked in the plaza.

    In an email on Monday, Menzies offered the following statement: “The Giaimo garage has been reopened but there are still a couple of contractors working on the plaza as part of the garage repair project that should be completed within the next couple of weeks.

    “Limited parking behind the courthouse for U.S. Courts and U.S. Marshals’ vehicles has always been permitted.”

  • 87 Union Street New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    Two light poles were installed in the park, but lights were only placed on one of them, leaving more than half of the park in darkness. Union Street is already very dark, and we are still dealing with people throwing trash and bottles in the park, using it to relieve themselves, and committing acts of vandalism. Park of the chain link fence was ripped out on Sunday night. We need lights mounted on the other pole! (The photo is just for inspiration, it is not really the park, because the park is too, well, DARK to take a picture).
  • 345-397 College Street New Haven, CT - Downtown

    Recently I was asked to participate in a citizen review group gathered to give feedback on a proposal by Project for Public Spaces for the New Haven Green. I have lots of opinions about the New Haven Green but I would rather open it up to New Haven users of SeeClickFix to gather feedback than just return mine.

    Here is a link to the plan: http://www.pps.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/New-Haven-Green-Placemaking-Plan-v2.pdf

    Please add your comments in the comments below. There was an email sent to the group today calling for a last call for review. It's your green what do you think?

  • 881-925 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Downtown
    The people who loiter on the benches on the corner of the green are obviously dealing drugs and using them there too. Posting an officer there during the day would stop the trafficking and make the "park" much more enjoyable.
  • 71 Orange St New Haven, CT - Town_Green
    This is a heavily trafficked block for bikes and pedestrians and could really use a bike rack on the east side of the street in front of Project Storefronts.
  • 165 Church St. New Haven, Connecticut 06510 - Town_Green
    Ever since the city began charging $50 for bulk pickup, there has been a significant uptick in illegal dumping: furniture, tires, TVs, mattresses, etc. can be found on curb strips all over New Haven. The problem “seems” to have gotten even worse since residents no longer can schedule pickups via phone or online, but are required to go to Public Works and pay in person.
    So could someone with an insider access to Public Works expenses provide us with a “before” and “after” breakdown?
    Is the city actually saving money by charging for bulk pickups?
    Or is the cost of picking up and disposing of illegal bulk piles throughout the city costing more?
    Despite what such research ultimately finds, the significant decline in “quality of life” due to junk piles all over our neighborhoods is indisputable.
  • 346 Temple St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Downtown
    The intersection of Temple and Wall streets is harrowing for pedestrians - it needs a stop sign so that we don't have to creep into the street and hope a car isn't speeding towards us.
  • Chapel St New Haven, CT 06511 - Wooster Square
    Devil's Gear Bike Shop was robbed after an RBar teen night. Any chance that we could get Rbar's teen night closed down? Its close enough, if not considered Wooster Sq. Why is there a teen night until 12 a.m. on a school night?
  • 337 361 Temple St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Downtown
    Vehicles regularly fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks across Temple Street at the intersection of Wall Street.