Category: Fences

A successful de-fence: Part 3, not black and white any more

29 May, 2014 (07:45) | Apartments, Fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning | 1 comment

 By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Our detailed retrospective on the history of a seemingly insignificant event from the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014) – the removal of a chain-link fence along a suburban roadside – has used the micro to imply the macro, and the wary […]

A successful de-fence: Part 2, the present evokes the past

28 May, 2014 (07:44) | Apartments, Fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning |

 By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] In yesterday’s Part 1, we used the micro to imply the macro, because the fight over one expansive chain-link fence, which as reported in the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014) finally was coming down, represented so much to both cities – poor urban New Haven […]

A successful de-fence: Part 1, the micro implies the macro

27 May, 2014 (07:42) | Apartments, Fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith  How long does it take to remove a chain-link fence? If you’re New Haven, the answer is nearly two years, four mayors, and uncounted lawyers, as reported in this happy-ending-question-mark story from the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014): It’s my property and I’ll tear it down if I want to: […]

Month in Review, September 2012: Part 2, “Relatively under control”

2 November, 2012 (09:00) | Capital markets, Central bankers, Currency rates, Democracy, Euro, Fences, Global news, Grexit, Housing, Month in review, New Haven, NYCHA, Public housing |

By:David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Review available here: Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12.]   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   It is well known that we now have the problem relatively under control, and that it is the RAF who now suffer the largest casualties in this area. Monty Python, […]

Month in Review, September 2012: Part 1, “I abhor the implication”

1 November, 2012 (09:43) | Capital markets, Central bankers, Currency rates, Democracy, Euro, Fences, Global news, Grexit, Housing, Month in review, New Haven, NYCHA, Public housing |

By:David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Review available here: Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12.]   Looking back via these Month in Review compilations on my blog oeuvre (if one is allowed to call an accumulation of blog posts an oeuvre), I am struck by how far afield of the narrow topic […]