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christopher schaefer

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 21,040
  • 375 Greenwich Ave. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    375 Greenwich Ave., near Second St.:
    Street sweeper just knocked a huge branch into the street. Needs to be removed ASAP.

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  • 94 Second St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    They just did a GREAT job!! Drivers were in sweepers Nos. 115 & 128.
    This dead end was not well-designed when it was created to build the Betsy Ross School: tight corners make it susceptible to collecting huge amounts of debris and a challenge for sweepers to get in there. Also, one of the catch basin grates was installed about 1" higher than the road surface, so road cannot drain properly. (I didn't even know there were catch basins back there until I shovelled about 8" of soil off them a number of years ago...)
    So thanks for the great job! Please pass it on the the drivers.

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  • 160 Hallock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Trash was just picked up this morning on Hallock AVENUE. The truck spilled garbage along an entire 1-block section of Hallock AVENUE, between Second & Third Street. Public Works needs to come back and clean up this mess = bare, minimal taxpayer/voter expectation.
    There's a major job shortage in New Haven. I'll bet there are people who would be happy to have the job of trash collection crew--and do a proper job of it...

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  • 80 First St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Street Lamp is Out, in front of No. 80 First St., pole No. 5737. Nearly half of the street lamps on First Street have been out for many months. Needs attention! What are we paying taxes for??

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  • 94 First St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Street lamp out at corner of First St. & Greenwich Ave., next to Galvin Park, pole # 5478[?]. Last digit missing, but remaining outline suggests that it was an 8. Nearly half of the street lamps on First Street have been out for many months. Needs fixing ASAP

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  • 50 First St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Street Lamp Out, on First St. between Howard Av & Hallock AVE, along side of Tracey Oil building. NOTE: approx. HALF of the street lamps on First Street are out—so this needs to be prioritized.

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  • 81 First St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Many potholes here

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  • 201 Sargent Drive New Haven, Connecticut - Long Wharf

    Glass in bus shelter smashed out, possibly SHOT out

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  • 241 Howard Ave. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Tenants are not separating trash from recycling; blue toters are full of leaves and garbage--and therefore have not been emptied in WEEKS. Yet, remarkably, tenants continue to put the garbage-filled blue toters out on the curb every Tues. night. And, of course, the city does not empty them. Property is owned by MARCOS CALLE (according to tax assessor database).

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  • 302-304 Greenwich Ave. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Tenants @ 302-304 Greenwich Ave. have not put trash toters out for pickup. They are overflowing, full of maggots, malodorous. Property owned by Mandy Management 203-773-9710. Mandy needs to have one of their workers come over and haul the mess away.

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  • 329 Greenwich Ave. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Although this vacant lot looks like a great place to raise pasture animals, e.g. cows, sheep, goats, etc. current zoning disallows such. So city needs to mow and clean up this disgraceful-looking, city-owned lot ASAP. It's bad enough when absentee landlords bring down a neighborhood by letting properties become eyesores. It's even more unacceptable when the city which sucks up our tax $$ lets its own properties contribute to neighborhood decline.

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  • 46 Third St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    The sidewalk in front of this empty lot has become a major dumping ground. Currently there is a large pile of lumber, carpeting, etc.

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  • 319 Greenwich Ave. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Catch basin/storm drain at corner of Greenwich Ave. and Third Street currently is draining ok-- BUT the opening immediately behind the iron grate is completely packed with dirt, causing the grate to clog easily during heavy rain.

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  • 671 George St New Haven, Connecticut 06511 - West River

    Large potholes on street, just before George St. entrance & exit driveways of St. Raphael campus, YNHH
    (Google street-view shows that this has been patched in the past; perhaps a more permanent hot-asphalt fix is needed, due to constant traffic in & out of these driveways. Note that the damaged portion is owned by the City--not YNHH.)

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  • 199 George Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green

    One of the many aspects of poor-planning that went into the Gateway Community College downtown is that there is no pull-in spot on George St. for the My Ride/Greater New Haven Transit shuttle at Gateway Community College. This causes a MASSIVE traffic jam at rush-hour when this bus parks illegally in the right-turn lane on George St [just before Church St]. It would be rather simple to reduce the sidewalk width here to allow for a pull-in spot for this bus, right in front of the school’s George St. entrance. This still would allow adequate sidewalk width for pedestrians here.

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  • 79 Third St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    And YOU can help make it happen. Come to our first Greenspace Planting of the Season! On Third Street, between Greenwich Ave. and Howard Ave., this Wednesday, June 4 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Meet your neighbors and help us continue to transform our neighborhood into one of the most beautiful areas in New Haven. Then enjoy free Ice Pops—for everyone who helps.
    “The better you know your neighbors, the safer your neighborhood becomes.”
    Note: We DO plant in the rain, but NOT during thunder storms, to ensure safety. 
    El Programa de Greenspace en tu vecindario: ¡Venga a nuestra primera plantación de la temporada! en Third Street entre Howard y Greenwich Ave, el miércoles, 4 de junio, 6 PM-7:30 PM. Conozca a sus vecinos y ayúdanos a crear una de las más bellas zonas de New Haven. Habrá Ice Pops gratis—para todos los que ayudan.
     “Cuanto más conoces a tus vecinos, tu vecindario más seguro se convierte.”
    Atención: Plantamos en la lluvia, pero NO trabajamos en las tormentas eléctricas, por nuestra seguridad. 
    Chris Schaefer, Your Neighborhood Master Gardener/el jardinero maestro de tu vecindario 203-668-6348 schaeferchristopher@yahoo.com
    Plants are provided for FREE by Yale’s Urban Resources Initiative Greenspace program. For more info about this program go to http://www.environment.yale.edu/uri/programs/community-greenspace/
    To see one of our planting sessions last year go to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201713348219102.1073741839.1342249996&type=1&l=1aa6bf81f7

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  • 306 Howard Ave. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Tenants attempted to dispose of electronics, bedding, etc. with regular trash and, or course, it was not taken. So it's now sitting on the tree strip making a huge mess. --REPEAT OFFENDERS--. [absentee] Owner = Kenneth Barclay (who needs to half a talk with his tenants).

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  • 199 George St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - Town_Green

    Very deep potholes on George St., just before Church St. & in front of entrance to Gateway Community College

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  • 222 Hallock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    Mattress dumped on tree strip at 222 Hallock AVENUE (near corner of Second St.)

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  • 306 Howard Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point

    A dismembered sofa has been dumped on the treestrip in front of 306 Howard Ave. Owner is Kenneth Barclay.

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