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An Ironing Board Was Invented In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many inventions…the cotton gin, the can opener, the portable typewriter, the frisbee, the lollipop, the hamburger and on and on. But I bet you didn’t know, an African-American woman living in New Haven before the Civil War got a patent for her invention of an early ironing board. Her name was Read more…

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Coming 2017: The Elm City Party Bike

Starting this April 1st, 2017, you’ll be able to tour New Haven on a bike with a whole group of folks…all peddling together on the “Elm City Party Bike.” Two guys came together who grew up on the same street in New Haven, Colin Caplan and Christian Bruckhart, and because of their love for the city Read more…

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Love Your Local Library

Have you been inside your local library lately? If you haven’t, go in and take a look around, yes, I know you will be surrounded by those ancient things called books, but go in anyway and take it all in. I did this the other day at the gorgeous New Haven Free Library. I was Read more…

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Now That’s A Bunch Of Croc!

  Just ask Robert Greeenberg anything about the city of New Haven, go ahead, anything. The man is a walking, talking croc-drawing extremely animated encyclopedia. Okay, in modern terms think of him as a type of Google search for the Elm City. New Haven is coming up on its 375th birthday, and Greenberg can recite Read more…

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