15 Facts About New Haven

1. New Haven recently installed solar panels at 11 city schools with a combined power generation capacity of 1.8 MW.

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2. New Haven is connected to New York City and points along the Northeast corridor by commuter rail, regional rail and inter-city rail.

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3. New Haven has many architectural landmarks dating from every important time period and architectural style in American history.

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4. New Haven is home to many New York Yankees fans due to the proximity of New York City.

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5. New Haven was the host of the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games; then-President Bill Clinton spoke at the opening ceremonies.

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6. New Haven is the home port of a life-size replica of the historical Freedom Schooner Amistad, which is open for tours at Long Wharf pier at certain times during the summer.

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7. New Haven has a variety of museums, many of them associated with Yale.

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8. New Haven is home to two Achievement First charter schools, Amistad Academy and Elm City College Prep, and to Common Ground, an environmental charter school.

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9. In 2010, New Haven ranked as the 18th most dangerous city in the United States.

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10. New Haven is a member of the South Central Connecticut Regional Council of Governments, a regional agency created to facilitate coordination between area municipal governments and state and federal agencies, in the absence of county government.

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11. In 2017, New Haven was ranked by a Verizon study as one of the top 10 cities in America for launching tech startups, and top two in New England.

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12. New Haven has a temperate climate typical of much of the New York metropolitan area, with long, hot summers, and cool to cold winters.

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13. The area of New Haven is only 17 square miles, encouraging further development of new housing after 1950 in adjacent, suburban towns.

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14. New Haven has since billed itself as the "Cultural Capital of Connecticut" for its supply of established theaters, museums, and music venues.

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15. New Haven is a coastal city in the US state of Connecticut.

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