This is Church Street, downtown New Haven, Connecticut  (#NHV)

News and Information
The best sources for local information are InfoNewHaven, an official website built by the city, and Nhv.Org a site built by members of the community.  You can also search Twitter for #NHV as many people post information about topics containing local significance there.  During the school year, visitors to Yale can research current happenings in the  Yale Herald or the Yale Daily News (still posting online extras during the summer months as news warrents).  There is also the New Haven Independent if you are looking for news.   If you want to "read all about it!" for free in New Haven, stop by the New Haven Free Public Library and pick up an out-of-town borrower's pass (Connecticut residents need only present a valid card from their home town libraries).

History and Literature 
Immerse yourself in New Haven's History with A Guide to Historic New Haven, CTNew Haven (Then and Now)Carriages and Clocks, Corsets and Locks: The Rise and Fall of an Industrial City - New Haven, Connecticut or New Haven: From Puritanism to the Age of Terrorism (Making of America: Connecticut).  Railroad enthusiasts should be sure to pour over New Haven Railroad, a history on the line that connected New York, New Haven and Hartford from 1872 to 1969 or The New Haven Railroad in the McGinnis Era, a tome on Patrick McGinnis, controversial president of New Haven Railroad between April 14, 1954 and January 20, 1956.  

The new 360 State Street Apartment Building

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