55-79 Church Street New Haven, Connecticut
There still remains little or no lighting on the block of Church between Crown and Chapel - on the Rite Aid side of the street. Several street lamps (the nice green decorative style ones) have poles with no lamps on top -- and the remaining ones are extremely dim. Last night there were a couple of shady characters standing in empty storefront doorways asking for money, combined with the darkness, it was rather intimidating. With the college and all the new development downtown it should be fixed... it's largely the gateway to downtown and should be nicely lit for safety and aesthetic appeal. I believe there is additional lighting that is burnt out under the overhang of the 900 chapel building that should be repaired as well. There are several areas along that block where someone can be grabbed and mugged.. let's fix it before that happens!