Historic Wooster Square Association


Working to keep the 
neighborhood
strong & vibrant


Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant

The Village

Life in New Haven’s Little Italy
 


“The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy”  tells the story of our Wooster Square neighborhood, for many years  a tight-knit Italian-American enclave. Using oral history interviews, photos from family albums, and historic films and photographs, the documentary explores the power of ethnic identity and reaffirms the importance of immigration to American society. Today, few descendants of the immigrants still live in Wooster Square, but vestiges of their community remain –  in the church, the ethnic societies and their festas, and the pizza joints and pastry shops. Most vividly, the village lives on in the fond memories of the people who grew up there.


Director: Steve Hamm
Editor: Scott N. Amore

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The Q Bridge Program, Building America’s First Extradosed Bridge,
is a just-released a book about the history of New Haven Harbor crossings and Q Bridge Program, something we in Wooster Square can really connect to.


The Conn. Dept. of Transporation (CTDOT) is selling the books for $25 each at the CTDOT Gift Shop in Newington (2800 Berlin Turnpike). 
You can also order via phone or email. Contact Yolanda Doak for shipping at yoszone@hotmail.com, 860-666-6773.

Enjoy a cup and more at 

Wooster Square Coffee

Now with Sunday Hours!


Our neighborhood coffee shop, Wooster Square Coffee, has added Sunday hours. Stop by the corner of Chapel and Chestnut any day of the week now to enjoy great coffee, tea, pastries and more.


Coffee is great; excellent pastries, sandwiches, and the vibe is friendly. Bring your friends and even your laptops. 


Hours: Monday - Friday from 7 am to 6:00 pm.

     Saturday:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

         Sunday: 9 am to 5 p.m.

   updated 1/26/19