New In New Haven

Vote in NH Register’s ‘Best of Elm City’

May 17, 2010
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Convenient. I show up and the New Haven Register decides to hold their first “Best of” readers’ poll.

So what you waiting for? Go vote for your favorite things in the Elm City so other new to New Haven folks know where to go. Voting ends May 26, and every ballot counts – in print or online.

And for voting, you could win a “luxurious night out” on the Register, with limo service from Connecticut Limo, dinner for 2 at the winning “finest restaurant” and 2 VIP seats at Joker’s Wild Comedy Club.

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365 things to do in New Haven, or where ever

May 15, 2010
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My job just got a wee easier. There are Facebook support groups for us new to New Haven folks.

Check out: http://www.facebook.com/NewHaven365

They post a new thing to do every day. Heck, you don’t even have to be new. Surely they’ll post a few gems that have gone under you old grunts’ radar.

But even if you don’t give a hoot about New Haven (how dare you); they cover more than 200 other major cities. http://city365.org/cities.html

What you waiting for? Go do something.


Where to get that first New Haven pizza?

May 15, 2010
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New York style can screw itself. This is New Haven style.

So New Haven has, like, all these great places for pizza. That’s what everyone keeps telling me. And I’m all for that.

But, where do I start? Where does my first bite into your savory east coast crust HAVE to be?

I’m leaning towards Frank Pepe‘s, but still- I’d like to see if anyone out there feels the need to contend with something else.

Let’s talk etiquette too. Do I say “mootz” if I want mozzarella? Wikipedia says that’s how we New Haven natives say it.  Don’t worry, I won’t make fun of it. In Philly, we don’t say “cheese” either. We say “whiz.”

Gonna grab a bite this weekend, so I’ll post pics and text about the experience later on.


Glad to be here.

May 15, 2010
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Fort Hale Fishing Pier, New Haven


What’s the best haven in New Haven?

May 14, 2010
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Where's your fav. Haven?

First things first. Gotta find a place to hang your hat before you can even think about where you’re wearing it out to. So tell me, New Haven aficionados, what’s the best place to live here in New Haven?

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a loaded question. The best places to live in the region may not be at all financially obtainable; certainly not for a scrappy little punk like me. But that doesn’t bar the possibility that we can find a cheap garage loft that some wealthy McMansion family might be willing to rent out for cheap to a college kid who’s willing to do some indentured landscaping.

So instead, how about the New Havenites sound off in the comments about where they have lived in the area. What made it so special, and what nagging little aches about it had you counting down the days till your lease was up?

For a person like me (mid-twenty something moving to the area for full time work), a town house apartment in Fair Haven Heights is the place I was looking to get started.

Read on for more about my new haven in Fair Haven Heights. (more…)


I’m new here.

May 12, 2010
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Hi, I’m the new guy in New England.

I transplanted from Middle of Nowhere, PA to work for the New Haven Register. And I am already brimmed with questions about my new humble abode.

Like, what has to be the first place I duck into for a brew downtown? And why do you people call this place Elm City when it already has a perfectly good name like New Haven? (Is Elm only a small area of New Haven? Or is it a hip pseudo name thing that only you chic scenesters call it? What gives?) And why does parking downtown cost what I’d pay for a small household pet?

And why does Orange have the coolest town slogan I’ve ever heard – “Orange has appeal”?

But, I’d like to get my introduction out of the way before I get all ranty, ravey, and informed. So let me take a step back to talk about the fabric this blog is really meant to weave.

Through New In New Haven, I hope to foster an engaging forum where we all can learn, explore and share the experience of getting to know you, New Haven. I’m certainly not the first, nor the last pilgrim to end up clueless in these waters. So my hope is that this blog becomes something of a resource for any and all who are, and will be, new to New Haven.

How do we get there? Tell me what I can’t find out via Wikipedia or a tour guide. Steer me to your favorite corner little coffee shops and eateries that nobody knows about, and the must-hear local musicians that aren’t getting due recognition. (I’m a total music dweeb.) What’s the best (see also: cheapest) place to peruse used CD’s and vinyl? What adventurous things can we do around here? Kayaking? Hiking? Cliff-jumping? Blind-folded fencing? Sweet, serene places to go for a morning jog? Local celebrities? Faux-pas? All that.

Not asking you to sound off on this first post, we’ll get to all those topics in due time.

What I’m saying is, show me your undergound. Show me New Haven’s gold and diamonds. Share your treasures. (more…)


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    Who’s the new guy?

    Chris March, a twenty-something music geek packed up his things and moved to New Haven, Ct from suburban Pa to join the online team at the New Haven Register.

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