New Haven Green, but in my opinion the Elm City's best rectangular patch of grass crisscrossed by walking paths, surrounded by historic buildings, and dotted with benches is Wooster Square.
The streets that branch off and away from the park are worth strolling too. A distinctive archway with an elm tree motif stretches over Wooster Street, welcoming visitors to the city's Little Italy. Court Street (in the first photo in this post) is possibly my favorite block in all New Haven. It was once a "combination beer house and ice cream parlor, wax museum, and public bath."
Pepe's, or Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, and its original competitor, Sally's Apizza.
Major General David Wooster gave his name to the area - he once lived and worked here - it's Christopher Columbus who gets a statue.
fashionable residential area which ship captains, wholesale grocers and successful entrepreneurs
found conveniently close to their places of business."
parts of Hartford.
Cherry Blossom Festival.
Another local April tradition: Powder House Day, commemorating that time in 1775 when old stick-in-the-mud David Wooster almost didn't let fellow New Haven resident Benedict Arnold arm Connecticut troops for "the first act of support [for the revolutionary movement] outside of Massachusetts."