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Encyclopedia > Long Wharf (New Haven)

Long Wharf is a waterfront district and neighborhood of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Its location can be defined as the area stretching inland from the west side of New Haven Harbor northwest to Union Avenue, west to Hallock Avenue and Cedar Street, and north to the Oak Street Connector and I-95 (up to the Q-Bridge). It is located directly south of downtown New Haven and the Wooster Square neighborhood. Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: ) Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... New Haven Harbor is an inlet on the north side of Long Island Sound in the state of Connecticut in the United States. ... Downtown New Haven is the neighborhood located in the heart of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Wooster Square is a neighborhood in the city of New Haven, Connecticut. ...


The Long Wharf district contains several notable features and buildings, including the Long Wharf Theatre, Gateway Community College, the Long Wharf Maritime Center, the headquarters of the New Haven Register, as well as New Haven's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park which stretches for seventeen acres (69,000 m²) directly along the harborfront. Long Wharf is also the home port of a life-size replica of the historical Amistad slaveship, and has recently become host to an IKEA super-store which atrracts shoppers and visitors from around the state. The New Haven Register is a Connecticut newspaper based out of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Freedom Schooner Amistad is operated by AMISTAD America, Inc. ... Slave ships were cargo boats specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially freshly caught black African slaves. ... IKEA is a Swedish international home furnishings retailer well-known for its unique furniture that consumers are often required to assemble for themselves. ...


The neighborhood is primarily a mixed-use district, with a combination of commercial, educational, industrial, port, and recreation facilities taking up the majority of the neighborhood's land space. This area is currently undergoing a significant redevelopment process as spurred by the city. It was once hoped that a large shopping mall would be constructed in Long Wharf, but those plans have since changed to a toned down vision of the area as a more low-key mix of commercial and artistic facilities, with the IKEA store as an anchor; road construction has been encouraged to reconnect this neighborhood directly with downtown.


Interstate 95 bisects the neighborhood from the southwest to northeast; it intersects with Interstate 91 in the extreme northeast section of the neighborhood. The Oak Street Connector/Route 34 also connects with Interstate 95 in the selfsame section. Map Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate Highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Interstate 91 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... The Oak Street Connector is a divided-highway freeway section of CT Route 34 that is located in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. ...

Neighborhoods of New Haven
Amity | The Annex | Beaver Hills | Church Street South | City Point | Downtown | Dixwell | Dwight-Edgewood-West River | East Rock | East Shore | Edgewood-West River | Fair Haven | Fair Haven Heights | The Green | The Hill | Long Wharf | Morris Cove | Newhallville | Prospect Hill | Quinnipiac Meadows | Upper State Street | West Rock-Westhills | Westville | Wooster Square
  State of Connecticut
 Capital  Hartford
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Coastal Connecticut | Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley · New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut | Southwestern Connecticut Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: ) Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... The valley of Amity is an area located mainly in the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. ... City Point is the name of two places in the United States: City Point, Virginia an extinct town now a portion of Hopewell, Virginia City Point, Wisconsin a town located in Jackson County, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... Downtown New Haven is the neighborhood located in the heart of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. ... East Rock is a neighborhood in the city of New Haven, Connecticut, named for a nearby hill of the same name. ... The northern portion of Front Street in Fair Haven, as seen from the Grand Avenue bridge in May, 2005. ... Fair Haven Heights is a neighborhood in the eastern part of the city of New Haven, Connecticut, located east of the Quinnipiac river. ... The New Haven Green is a public park and recreation area located in the downtown district of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Quinnipiac Meadows is a neighborhood in the eastern part of the city of New Haven, Connecticut located on the Quinnipiac river and north of Fair Haven Heights. ... Westville is a neighborhood of the city of New Haven, Connecticut located in the northwestern part of the city, primarily bordering the neighboring town of Woodbridge, Connecticut, the neighborhood of West Rock-Westhills, and the geographic landmark of West Rock. ... Wooster Square is a neighborhood in the city of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Coastal Connecticut is comprised of all of Connecticuts southern border, along Long Island Sound, from Stamford in the west to Stonington to the east. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the third most populous in the world (after Tokyo and Mexico City). ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

 Counties 

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

 Cities 

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Derby | Groton | Hartford | Manchester | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | New Britain | New Haven | New London | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Haven This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of Connecticut. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Hat City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... Nickname: Silk City Motto: City of Village Charm Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Government Country State County United States Connecticut Hartford County Founded 1672 Mayor Josh Howroyd (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 71. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... // Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford town hall. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive City Location Location within the state of Connecticut Government County Hartford County Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Geographical characteristics Area     City 34. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: ) Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... West Haven is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...

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