29 VotesFix it! Voted!55 Pearl Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Do the trash/recycle collectors REALLY need to come at 5:30 in the morning? For a year now I have been ripped from my sleep by the obnoxiously loud trucks and the shouts of the workers. I can't stand it anymore.
28 VotesFix it! Voted!
611 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut
It appears the folks at Nicas are clearing a path from their parking lot behind the house on the corner of Bishop and Orange, to put in a connecting driveway onto Bishop Street. If you look closely, you can see the chalk marks on the ground where they are planning the driveway.
Is this even legal? I am very concerned about this. The owners at Nicas have historically not shown a great deal of concern about following the law - whether it be the number of outdoor seats allowed, zoning issues, parking lot issues, garbage issues etc.. Nor have they concerned themselves much about the danger their persistently illegally parked supply trucks present to the public (driving OR walking). IN short, they cannot be trusted to take public safety and public good into consideration when making changes.
I hate to think the effect such a driveway would have on the increased traffic to the neighborhood.
Zoning - please step in here. Surely these people must be breaking a half-dozen zoning codes.
Edwards St At Whitney St New Haven, CT
Protestors at Planned Parenthood today have a huge German Shepherd dog with them. I saw them approach a car that was turning into a parking lot with the dog. I am harassed every time I walk down Edwards St., and now I am not only harassed but afraid to walk down that side of the street because they have a big dog with them. I wouldn't be surprised if the people that work there are afraid to go to work, with their personal property being approached by the protestors and their dog.
I don't wish to debate their right to protest or the abortion issue. However, I think their tactics cross the line between protesting and harassment.
English Drive New Haven, Connecticut
The Wilbur Cross Boy's and Girl's Soccer Teams practice all summer long at Rice Field but the Goal Nets are removed, there is no field marked out and there are no benches or bleachers to put their stuff on.
Especially given the fact that Soccer is the world's most popular sport and that the Wilbur Cross Soccer Teams have existed far too long on relatively miniscule budgets compared to other sports and with relatively substandard and historically unsafe facilitie...can they please be provided with at least a marked out field and the two Soccer Goal Nets to practice over the Summer months with?
25 VotesFix it! Voted!615 Orange St New Haven, CT
Nica's supply trucks are regularly blocking Bishop Street. They either park across a lane of traffic (see picture - this truck is parked!) or they park so close to the corner that it is nearly impossible to pull out onto Orange st. without endangering yourself.
All Of East Rock New Haven, CT
There are too many streets in East Rock where the odd sides were NEVER PLOWED and a number of streets, especially Lawrence, is essentially a one-way road due to cars parking with the ice/snow and two cars not being able to fit through the street at the same time. Why did the city just skip East Rock?
Eld Street New Haven, CT
Given the current epidemic of package-from-doorstep theft in East Rock---we were hit today---I thought it might be useful to open a thread about possible steps. Barring any police assistance (child, please!), we're on our own.
My suggestion: We all start leaving empty Amazon delivery boxes on our doorsteps. That would make it difficult for the thieves to identify which homes have a (real) package and those that are empty. It strikes me that the thieves want to move quickly; if we're adding lots of boxes, it slows them down, and it increases the chances that one of us will see them. If enough of us do this, it may make theft unprofitable since the thieves will faced with a higher chance of being caught and a higher chance of scoring an empty box. Any other ideas welcome, but I'll be putting out boxes in the morning and on random days thereafter.
23 VotesFix it! Voted!Willow And Nicoll New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Accidents happen frequently at this corner (at least two in the last few days), which is controlled by a 2-way stop sign. Drivers on Nicoll will stop at the stop sign, then proceed assuming incorrectly that the driver on Willow has a stop sign as well. At the very least, the stop signs on Willow should carry an indication that crossing traffic does not stop, but a 4-way stop is the better solution at an intersection where people tend to barrel down Willow at an unsafe speed.
22 VotesFix it! Voted!Whitney Ave 266-298 New Haven, Connecticut
please restripe this awful road.