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New Haven Green, New Haven

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The New Haven Green is a 16-acre (65,000 m2) privately owned park and recreation area located in the downtown district of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. It comprises the central square of the nine-square settlement plan of the original Puritan colonists in New Haven, and was designed and surveyed by colonist John Brockett. Today the Green is bordered by the modern paved roads of College, Chapel, Church, and Elm streets. Temple Street bisects the Green into upper (northwest) and lower (southeast) halves.

The green is host to numerous public events, such as the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and New Haven Jazz Festival, summer jazz and classical music concerts that can draw hundreds of thousands of people, as well as typical daily park activities. The New Haven Green Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark District for the architectural significance of the three 19th-century churches located there.
The New Haven Green is one of the oldest and most well-known town greens in the nation, dating back to at least 1638. As of July 2017, the City of New Haven offers free public WiFi on the Green.
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  • This is a wonderful place to go for a stroll, enjoy the nice weather, people watch, and enjoy many of the numerous activities that are held here. They have concerts here in the summer, and over the.....  more »
  • When you look at the modern skyscrapers along the park’s Church Street side, it can be easy to forget how historic the New Haven Green really is. This is the centerpiece of the New Haven Green...  more »
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  • The summer concerts on the green are great. Lisa Lisa was awesome.... she is 1 of my all time favorite idols. I love her!!!! What a great show. Morris Day was fantastic and even the Force MD's a few weeks prior....
  • It's a nice place to sit, relax, have your coffee and enjoy the weather. However, as with most big cities I'm sure... always be aware of your surroundings. Most all locals will greet you with friendly, casual hello's or light conversation. Use caution when being singled out and approached with anything bordering enthusiasm, as that person probably has a hustle they use regularly on "new" faces, or worse case, the occasional demanding beggar who will turn on you for the crime of not having a cigarette or "a dollar for the bus" 🙄 (most beggars are pleasant and move on from a no quickly, some even have some good jokes to lighten your mood!) I'm not talking about them, mostly the hustlers really.

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