New Haven is a small, typical New England city. There’s the requisite Green in the center of the city. The Green is a large grassy area with some old, stately elm trees, several tall maples, and a few giant evergreens. And of course, a couple of churches complete with pointed spires. There’s a small bandstand in one corner of The Green – ready for summer concerts. And in the spring, there are bright yellow daffodils and deep red tulips around the bandstand. Four main streets border The Green. On one street is the Romanesque city hall and court house. On another, the dark brown and grey parking structure that leads to the city’s first downtown mall. Several small boutique and jewelry stores line another street. And the fourth tree-lined street leads to my favorite place…my grandfather’s office!

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