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Downtown New Haven

Downtown New Haven is the neighborhood located in the heart of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. It is made up of the original nine squares laid out in 1638 to form New Haven, including the New Haven Green, the immediate surrounding central business district, as well as a significant portion of the Yale University campus; the area includes many restaurants, cafes and stores. Downtown is bordered by Wooster Square to the east, Long Wharf to the southeast, the Hill neighborhood to the south, the Dwight neighborhood to the west, the Dixwell neighborhood to the northwest, the Prospect Hill area to the north, East Rock to the northeast. Downtown New Haven is one of the most residential downtown areas in the United States, with nearly 7,000 inhabitants; the expansion of housing options in recent years has helped support downtown businesses and has brought about a surge in economic activity. Secondary streets and areas at the periphery of the neighborhood that once contained vacant storefronts are now entirely leased to restaurants and retailers, the office vacancy rate has fallen as well.

Downtown New Haven is divided into several independent sections centered on the New Haven Green. This basic structure is a remnant of the 1638 New Haven Plan; the main campus of Yale University, located to the north and east of the Green, is sometimes considered distinct from but intermingled with Downtown. The area bounded by Chapel and Crown Streets is a popular stretch of restaurants and bars located across from the Old Campus of Yale University. Includes such historic establishments as Union League Cafe and the c. 1934 Owl Shop cigar lounge. The Anchor Bar, notable for its Art Moderne style and popularity with playwright Thornton Wilder, operated on College Street from the 1940s until 2015; the area is coterminous with the Chapel Street Historic District. Notable buildings include the Chapel Square Mall; the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art are located here. The Broadway area is a commercial center that has since the 1990s been bought piece-by-piece by Yale University and redeveloped into The Shops at Yale shopping district.

This section was notable as home of the Yankee Doodle Coffee Shop and Cutlers Records. The Ninth Square district, which contains the blocks southeast of the New Haven Green, has experienced a resurgence as a nightlife and arts district since the first decade of the 21st century; the majority of buildings within these blocks are preserved as the Ninth Square Historic District. The Whitney Avenue corridor, north of the New Haven Green, contains shops and eateries that are owned by Yale University and cater to its student population; this area serves as a center for New Haven's East Asian community, with several restaurants and grocery stores catering to this population and an annual Chinese New Year festival parading up Whitney Avenue. Center Church on the Green Crypt, the best-preserved burial ground in the country, with gravestones dating back to the mid-17th century that include numerous colonial luminaries. Chapel Street Historic District, an area southwest of the Green containing many shops, night clubs, art museums and book stores.

The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes areas along Crown Street. Criterion Cinemas, a seven-screen movie theater showing first-run and international films. Grove Street Cemetery Harkness Tower Knights of Columbus Building Louis' Lunch Oldest hamburger restaurant still operating in U. S. New Haven City Hall New Haven County Courthouse New Haven Free Public Library New Haven Green Ninth Square Historic District, an NRHP-listed area of historic 19th and early 20th century commercial buildings, directly southeast of the Green; the area is a special taxing district. Omni Hotel, a four-star high-rise hotel. Shubert Theatre Toad's Place Yale Center for British Art Yale Repertory Theatre Yale University Art Gallery Yale University's Old Campus Chapel Square Mall. Now converted to luxury apartments. College Street Cinema College Theater The Edw. Malley Co.. Demolished in 1997 and scheduled for replacement by Gateway Community College. Kresge's. Converted into a parking garage.

Macy's. Demolished in 2007. Scheduled for replacement by Gateway Community College. New Haven Arena New Haven Coliseum. Razed and filled with a parking lot. Shartenberg's Department Store. Razed in 1964 as part of Mayor Richard C. Lee's redevelopment plans. For many years a parking lot, the site has been replaced by 360 State Street, a mixed-use development of high-rise condominiums and apartments. York Square Cinema Oak Street Connector Link to current Downtown New Haven framework plan for development and discussion

Ajeeb

Ajeeb was a chess-playing "automaton", created by Charles Hooper, first presented at the Royal Polytechnical Institute in 1868. A intriguing piece of faux mechanical technology, it drew scores of thousands of spectators to its games, the opponents for which included Harry Houdini, Theodore Roosevelt, O. Henry. Ajeeb's name was derived from the Arabic/Urdu/Persian word عجيب meaning "wonderful, marvelous." The genius behind the device were players such as Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Albert Beauregard Hodges, Constant Ferdinand Burille, Charles Moehle, Charles Francis Barker. Moehle, for instance, gained further popularity playing chess in the United States, where the contraption was exhibited in the Eden Museum in 1885 and Coney Island in 1915. Solomon Lipschuetz was one of Ajeeb's notable opponents during this period; the machine played checkers, matching against figures such as 1920s American champ Sam Gonotsky, who would direct the machine under the ownership of Hattie Elmore. In the history of such devices, it succeeded "The Turk" and preceded "Mephisto"

Kukrahati

Kukrahati is a village in Sutahata CD block in Purba Medinipur district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located around 150 km from Kolkata, stands on the bank of the Hooghly river, opposite Raichak in South 24 Parganas, it is industrial city of Haldia. 79.19% of the population of Haldia subdivision live in the rural areas. Only 20.81% of the population live in the urban areas, and, the highest proportion of urban population amongst the four subdivisions in Purba Medinipur district. Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map. There was a proposal to build a bridge across the Hooghly river from Kukrahati to Raichak; the four lane road bridge was expected to be complete by 2012. The construction of the Eastern Link Highway, linking Barasat with Raichak, which would have been 100 km long and 100 m wide and spread over 2,500 acres, was on the anvil; the road would have terminated at Nandigram.

The projects were to be implemented by New Kolkata International Development Private Ltd, a special purpose company, promoted by the Salim Group, the Universal Success Group and Unitech. The government was agreed on acquiring 5,000 acres for the Salim Group at Kukrahati to develop a township; the Kukrahati township was to come up on low and saline land close to the banks of the Hooghly river. The entire project and associated programmes were abandoned by the Left Front government after the Nandigram violence in 2007. There is a ferry service across the Hooghly between Raichak in Diamond Harbour II CD Block and Kukrahati; the ferry service is available every 30 minutes from 6-00 am on both sides to 8-00 pm at Kukrahati and 8-40 pm at Raichak. There are regular bus services between Kukrahati and Haldia. Satellite view