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Follow your nose to the most distinct district of downtown New Haven. Wooster Street was the center of New Haven's Italian community prior to the construction of I-91 and I-95 that rip right through the heart of the street. Today, Wooster Street is host to New Haven's finest and most renowned Italian restaurants, with the famous Pepe's and Sally's pizzerie. A few blocks up is the famed Lucibello's Italian pastry shop where you can taste all your favorite Neapolitan sweets. Wooster Street is the best part of town to explore and get a great meal.
New Haven, Connecticut's second largest city is a seaport steeped in a rich history. The city is best known for the learned halls and colleges of the prestigious Yale University campus. The university's three-century old campus is a cultural hub complete with elegant Victorian and Gothic-style buildings, an art gallery filled with an astonishing collection of masterpieces, and a great natural history museum and a rare book library filled with treasures like one of the only surviving Gutenberg bibles. A short way away, the main street, just off the quiet New Haven Green, is full of charming eateries and cozy New England boutiques. Some of the best pizza in the world is rumored to be found here and the dining scene is eclectic and fun. All in all, New Haven is a city that though a little rough around the edges, has plenty to offer those willing to dig a little deeper.
This 14-foot, three sided bronze relief was erected in 1992 to commemorate the the captives of the Amistad and their incredible story. The sculpture stands on the site of the former jail in which they were imprisoned, and depicts Senghe Pieh (better known as Joseph Cinque), the leader of the revolt that started their amazing journey. The three sides of the relief depict the three parts of his story, from before his capture, to his trial, and finally home again.
Located in New Haven's historic and vibrant downtown area, and bordered by Yale University, Chapel Street and the eponymous historic district that surrounds it have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. Take a stroll down the street to check out the plethora of architectural styles represented here in one of New Haven's most well known areas. Nowadays most of the buildings date from the 18th Century through the 20th Century.
City Point is a picturesque area of The Hill neighborhood of New Haven. Encompassing an area of 26 acres (11 hectares), it has its roots dating back to 1939. This beautiful historic area has a mix of architectural styles which mainly include the Greek Revival, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals and Late Victorian. City Point is also home to the Oyster Point Historic District, which is a part of the National Register of Historic Places.
The New Haven Town Green is one of New England's oldest, completed in 1638. Portions of the Green were used as a cemetery until the 1820s when the headstones were moved to the new Grove Street Cemetery. The 16-acre public park is a popular site for concerts and picnics, and an overall excellent gathering place for locals and tourists alike. The Green is also the location of an Amistad memorial. Along the Green there are three churches built in the 1810s: Center Church, United Church and Trinity Church.
This formidable structure on the New Haven Green was designed in 1908 by architect Cass Gilbert to blend in with the churches on the green. The handsome facade with its soaring columns and enormous windows bestows upon the visitor a gracious place to read and research. Gilbert is one of the most famous architects of the early 20th-century United States. Perhaps his best-known work is the Woolworth Building in New York City.
Officially known as the United Congregational Church, the northernmost church on the Green is a perfect example of Federalist architecture. The steeple on this building has served as a template for church steeples all over the country. Although admission is only permitted for those who have been permitted a privately guided tour, it is almost enough to enjoy the grace and beauty of this structure from without. Call and ask for a tour or just stroll the Green and enjoy the view.