I had lunch with a friend today in New Haven. His treat. We went to Mory’s. I’m not sure I can totally explain the place except without him and his membership I’m on the street.
It was nice to be back in New Haven! The differences between it and Hartford are immediately visible.
Hartford is full of tall buildings. New Haven much less so.
New Haven is full of interesting places to eat and shop. Hartford much less so.
Having Yale downtown adds foot traffic you don’t get when everyone comes to the city just to take an elevator to work!
Both cities have problems with crime, though I’ve never been nervous walking through either.
Each city has its strengths and weaknesses, but it’s interesting that two cities so close together in the same state are so different.
I don’t have as much reason to be in New Haven on a regular basis anymore. I miss its vibe. I was reminded of that today.