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    Downtown

    The first thing most people associate with New Haven is Yale, one of the world's great universities. It has a great presence in the city, and the city of New Haven grew up around the heart of the campus, which is a commanding display of classic colonial and modern Gothic architecture. Several world-renowned museums and theaters are located on or near campus, such as the Yale Center for British Art, the...  Read more »

     
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    Long Wharf

    The Long Wharf area, on New Haven harbor, is disconnected from the rest of downtown, but nonetheless an integral part of New Haven. There is an industrial area, and a commercial harbor. The Long Wharf Theatre, one of the country's best-known and most-honored regional theaters, is located here, as is the enormous Sports Haven, offering telecast horse and dog racing. The main restaurant here is the Rusty...  Read more »

     
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    Wooster Square

    Wooster Square was named after the New Haven Revolutionary War hero, David Wooster. It was once a neighborhood of elegant brownstones surrounding the square, but many of the houses were razed for factories and tenements for Irish workers in the mid 19th Century. In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants replaced the Irish, creating the "Little Italy" we know today, commonly referred to simply as Wooster...  Read more »