To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

East Rock, New Haven

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

East Rock
Neighborhood of New Haven
East Rock neighborhood with the trap rock feature for which it is named, behind
East Rock neighborhood with the trap rock feature for which it is named, behind
East Rock within New Haven
East Rock within New Haven
Coordinates: 41°19′16″N 72°54′25″W / 41.321°N 72.907°W / 41.321; -72.907
CountryUnited States
CityNew Haven

East Rock is a neighborhood in the city of New Haven,[1] Connecticut, named for nearby East Rock, a prominent trap rock ridge. The area is arguably the best neighborhoods in New Haven, home to a large group of Yale students, staff, and faculty, as well as many young professionals and families. [2] East Rock is also a popular destination for cyclists, as a city bike lane runs along Orange Street, the neighborhood's spine. East Rock is the safest neighborhood in New Haven County, home to a lot of students and professor. Close to all the attractions and home to East Rock Park, which is frequently visited by families and tourists. A food court just recently opened up in East Rock that is a popular attraction to this part of town. The school district is the premier district in town. You must live in East Rock to be granted access to the school systems. East Rock is perfect distance to all parts of New Haven. Highly walkable and short walk to the Yale School of Management. Professor and faculty have programs available to buy in the area.


The current East Rock neighborhood remained unsettled farmland into the 1800s, when its largest landowner was Abraham Bishop, a prominent New Haven lawyer and businessman. The southernmost streets were developed first, between the late 1830s and 1860, as these were nearest to the industrializing city center. Following Bishop's death in 1844, the rest of the neighborhood was gradually subdivided and developed.

Sub-neighborhoods developed as New Haven continued to industrialize and grow, with immigrants arriving to take newly available jobs. An Irish community developed in Goatville (around Upper State Street) and a Polish population formed around St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church. A commercial district developed on Upper State Street. By 1900 most of the neighborhood's land was developed. The final blocks, near East Rock Park, were developed in the first decades of the 1900s.

Throughout its history East Rock has contained residences of faculty and alumni from neighboring Yale University. As the university has grown, the East Rock neighborhood has increasingly housed the university's graduate students and researchers while many faculty now live outside New Haven's borders.

During the late 20th century a series of businesses were developed on primarily residential Orange St, including markets and coffee shops. During the 2010s a large-scale addition of 238 apartments was constructed on the 'Corsair' site, a former airplane propeller factory on Upper State Street.


Restaurants on Upper State Street, East Rock's main commercial strip
Restaurants on Upper State Street, East Rock's main commercial strip

The neighborhood is bordered on the north by the town of Hamden, on the east by Amtrak railroad tracks, on the southeast by Interstate 91 (between Exits 3 and 6), on the south by Trumbull Street, and on the west by Whitney Avenue. The northeast corner of the area, separated from the main neighborhood by the Mill River and the East Rock hill, is part of the community known as Cedar Hill.

The neighborhood is divided between New Haven's ninth and tenth aldermanic wards. Before redistricting, it lay in the fifteenth ward; the area was the subject of William Lee Miller's book The Fifteenth Ward and the Great Society. The western half of the neighborhood (west of Orange Street) is within the Whitney Avenue Historic District. The southerly parts of the neighborhood are also listed as historic districts: Upper State Street Historic District along State Street, and Orange Street Historic District along Orange Street. The northern portion of the neighborhood is occupied by part of East Rock Park.

Notable sites

East Rock with its trap rock cliffs and Soldiers & Sailors monument
East Rock with its trap rock cliffs and Soldiers & Sailors monument

List of streets

Street Origin of name Other
Anderson St. possibly William S. Anderson of Boston, who owned land in the area
Alburt St.
Avon St. probably Avon, New York
Bishop St. Bishop family, heirs of Abraham Bishop
Bradley St. Abraham Bradley, landowner previously named Third St. as well as Marshall St.
Burns Dr. possibly James Burns, painter, or Mary C. Burns, mother of John W. Bishop, landowner
Canner St. either Henry Caner, Bostonian constructor of Yale College, or his son Dr. Henry Caner, rector of King's Chapel in Boston. The name of the street has become misspelled with time.
Cedar Hill Ave. Named after the Cedar Trees that once grew in the area
Clark St. Mary Ann Clark, daughter of Abraham Bishop
Cold Spring St. named for a cold spring that sourced from the Mill River
Cottage St. named for a Greek villa on the estate of wealthy New Yorker Henry Whitney previously called Amity Pl.
Eagle St. previously called North Vernon St.
East Rock Rd. East Rock previously called Rock Ln.
Edwards St. probably Pierpont Edwards
Eld St. Lt. Henry Eld who originally settled in Cedar Hill
Everit St. Richard Mansfield Everit, landowner
Farnum Dr.
Foster St. Stella Bishop Foster, daughter of Abraham Bishop
Grace St. Grace Clarissa, Major Lyman Atwater's daughter who was married to Elias B. Bishop
Humphrey St. David Humphreys previously Humphreys
Lawrence St. Cornelia Lawrence, daughter-in-law of James Hillhouse
Lincoln St. Abraham Lincoln previously Clinton Pl.
Linden St. named for the Linden tree
Livingston St. Maria Whitney Livingston, heir to Henry Whitney's estate
Lyman St. Named after Major Lyman Atwater
May St.
Mechanic St. houses were built on this street for mechanics of the Marlin Firearms Co.
Mitchell Dr. Donald D. Mitchell, landscape gardener
Nash St. possibly Thomas Nash, gunsmith, or Burr Nash, blacksmith
Nicoll St. Caroline B. Nicoll, daughter of Abraham Bishop
North Bank St. located on the south bank of the Mill River
Orange St. William III of England, Prince of Orange one of the first paved streets in the city, called Mill Lane in colonial days
Pearl St. named for the pearly oyster shells covering the roads
Pleasant St.
Ridge St.
Rock St. The Highway to East Rock is its nickname built by Mr. Warren and Mr. Blatchley previously called Rock Lane
State St. Previously named Neck Lane "The Neck", Hancock Ave.[4]
Trumbull St. named for the widow of Jonathan Trumbull previously called New St., then Second St.
View St. the original place of residence of Henry Eld
Warren Pl. Charles Warren, one of the two men that built the road to the top of East Rock
Welton St. One of the main Streets to the Cedar Hill Rail Yards
Whitney Ave. Eli Whitney previously Long Ln.
Willow St. Willow trees on the river bank


  1. ^ "New Haven, CT – East Rock". City of New Haven. Archived from the original on 2018-02-03. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  2. ^ "The Great New Haven Real Estate Hunt". Yale Law School. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  3. ^ "St. John's Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT".
  4. ^ Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Vol. 5. New Haven Colony Historical Society. 1894. p. 90.



This page was last edited on 18 May 2022, at 21:50
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.