305 Howard Ave. New Haven, CT 06519 - City Point
Last March a tragedy put a hole in our street and in our hearts, when number 305 Howard Ave. (Santos family’s home) was destroyed in an explosion, and the Antrum/Rivers home on the left (309) and Ortiz home on the right (301) were heavily damaged, temporarily dislocating these families. [See uploaded photo.]
Neighbors want to create “tree surround gardens” in front of their damaged homes, so they’ll know that their neighbors haven’t forgotten them—and that we’re looking forward to their return. (Plants will be provided for FREE by Yale’s Urban Resources Initiative Greenspace program.)
But we need YOU to help with the planting.
We’d also like to plant FREE trees, shrubs, or FLOWERS in the tree strip [curb strip/area between the sidewalk and curb] in front of YOUR home or apartment. (Take a look at Howard Ave. from Second to Fourth Streets to see what your neighbors did last year. This particular Greenspace group works approximately in the area bounded by First St., Hallock Ave., Fifth St., Greenwich Ave., including that portion of Howard and the numbered cross streets between.)
WHEN: June through July. Days of week & times will be determined by group members. So join now and we’ll accommodate your schedule! Also, if you join now you can help us determine which additional locations on the aforementioned streets we’ll tackle this season.
HOW TO JOIN: Call me, Chris Schaefer, at 203-668-6348. If no answer, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE and I’ll return your call. OR email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
“As neighbors work together to beautify their homes, they begin to identify other problems of concern: trash, crime, abandonment, etc. Before you know it, a planting project creates common ground which helps solve a variety of problems…” Community Greenspace Manual: Urban Resources Initiative
For more info about this program go to
To see one of our planting sessions last year go to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2231743476732.2131313.1342249996&type=3&l=a33eb6323e
South Water And Sea St New Haven, CT - City Point
Pothole in front of Sound School Campus has been filled before, but is now increasing in size, continuing problem. Fear that it may damage public school buses and other vehicles.
- Acknowledged by: City Of New Haven
382 Greenwich Ave New Haven, CT 06519, USA - City Point
New tenants of small efficiency apartment added to left side of this building blast music at unacceptably loud volume at all hours.
Owners are John & Joan Pirtel [aka 382 Greenwich Ave. LLC]
Regarding the whole LLC scam, and how this does NOT absolve the REAL owners of liability, see issue #38490 "drugs"& issue #39659 "garbage, trash, litter..."
Please talk to this tenant, John. Thanks.
60 Sea Street New Haven, CT 06519, USA - City Point
There is a huge, gapping hole in the middle of the intersection of Howard Ave. and Sea Street, and it's been there for quite long enough now. School buses and local traffic have to deal with this hazard daily.
I think it's really interesting that this issue was originally reported six months ago and it's still very much "open." All the city has done is periodically patch the pothole with some gravel that eventually gets worn away until the pothole returns, bigger than it was before. How hard is -- and how much more labor would be saved -- if they just fixed this pothole once and for all!
A friend of mine who was visiting from out of town almost lost her wheel in that crevise! Those of us that live in the neighborhood have learned to make a big swerve to avoid it. All day long, all you see is swerving traffic at that intersection. That is NOT normal. Please fix this!
Corner Of 6th St And Howard Avenue New Haven, CT - City Point
There is a grey Honda accord (about a year 2000) that has been parked on 6th st for over a week. The car has 3 or 4 visible bullet holes in it and a flat front tire. My roommate saw several police around the car, and then nothing happened, clearly this car needs to be removed.
65-85 6th St New Haven, CT 06519, USA - City Point
Sidewalk in front of 71 Howard needs replacement. The City covered cracks with asphalt and that is now lifting from the cement walk, causing a hazard to pedestrians.This was a quick and dirty fix by the City that is a liability. Fourth Request.
53 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519 - City Point
Huge Pot Hole in the middle of the intersection of Howard Ave and Sea Street.