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Old 01-15-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Uh, what? You're discounting the Village by saying it's just "a single neighborhood"? Did you know the Village is a major representation of NYC nightlife? Bleeker & McDougal is probably the most lively intersection on a summer Saturday night in Manhattan. And a lot of these nightclubs you speak of are not in "nightlife" areas; they stand alone. So tell me, where else is this nightlife in NYC that you claim to know so well? What neighborhoods, other than the Village, have nightlife like this? I know Manhattan nightlife well - I spent a lot of time down there in previous years.

You can't say that because New Haven isn't a major city, it lacks things that major cities have. That's completely and utterly false. Look at quality of restaurants. Charlotte, Austin, even San Diego can't compare to much of what New Haven has. New Haven definitely has large scale attributes for such a small city. Nightlife and restaurants are a perfect example.
I've gotta agree with Anon, here. The Village is just one neighborhood in NYC, and it is not the most lively area for nightlife (the intersection of Bleecker/MacDougal is fun, but very touristy and filled with the NYU crowd). The Village is great for pubs, live music, comedy and gay/lesbian bars, but for people that want to party until 6am and go to clubs, the best nightlife now (and for the last several years) is found on the LES, Chelsea & the Meatpacking district.

The point is nowhere in CT can the nightlife compare to NYC (in terms of the sheer amount and diversity of things to do). There's nothing wrong with that - we're lucky that we live so close to it and can take it or leave it when we want to. But back to the topic at hand...

OP, there are lots of places in CT that you can find a small, lively downtown where you can bar hop and enjoy a wide variety of restaurants. From your posts, it seems like you really just aren't very open to this move, and you may be better off staying put.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I've gotta agree with Anon, here. The Village is just one neighborhood in NYC, and it is not the most lively area for nightlife (the intersection of Bleecker/MacDougal is fun, but very touristy and filled with the NYU crowd). The Village is great for pubs, live music, comedy and gay/lesbian bars, but for people that want to party until 6am and go to clubs, the best nightlife now (and for the last several years) is found on the LES, Chelsea & the Meatpacking district.
The point was that in Chelsea and Meatpacking, there is no "club row". You're pretty much walking block upon block if you want to club-hop. Nightlife is there, sure, but it's spread out. Spread out so much that in the winter, a lot of people will grab a cab.

I think New Haven CAN compare to NYC, but NYC and the like can't compare to a city like Miami.

I guess we'll agree to disagree.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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kid is spot on - New Haven very much reminds me of one of Manhattan's neighborhoods. I also spend a decent amount of time in Manhattan and its nightlife. I was just bar hopping in the East Village this weekend. It's got the same tight-knit, but lively feel of the East/West villages. The architecture is more in line with the West Village, as it tends toward that classic feel vs. the gritty urban feel of the LES. The ENTIRE city is about equal to one neighborhood of NYC. It's hard to compare the cities fairly as their scale is so drastically different, but the nightlife for a city New Haven's size is admirable.

I will say though that the LES is becoming a club/bar mecca. It rivals any major city in that sense. Meatpacking has an odd feel, as things are more spread out and you get clusters of very busy clubs between empty blocks.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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I haven't read all of the posts, but I think the OP might also consider Northampton MA. I think it's a very cool town, and it's no farther from Hartford than New Haven.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I haven't read all of the posts, but I think the OP might also consider Northampton MA. I think it's a very cool town, and it's no farther from Hartford than New Haven.
Northampton is a cool town, but it has arguably less nightlife/dining than West Hartford - which is minutes to Hartford.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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Charlotte, Austin, even San Diego can't compare to much of what New Haven has. New Haven definitely has large scale attributes for such a small city. Nightlife and restaurants are a perfect example.
Did I read this correctly? San Diego can't compare to much of what New Haven has? Like what??? I know San Diego doesn't get snow or have Modern Apizza, but what else am I missing?

I lived in Southern California during my twenties and San Diego is a nightlife mecca that accommodates all types of entertainment. I don't even know where to start with this comparison. I mean really...San Diego can't compare to much of what New Haven has????

Options in San Diego were endless when I lived there. Friends who visited me from NYC/Boston/Miami were shocked by how much it offered. Everything from going to Petco Park to catch an afternoon baseball game and afterwards hitting up one of many craft beer breweries that are world-renowned, which by the way is walking distance. You can wrap up the night in the historic Gaslamp Quarter or go up to the diverse and vibrant Hillcrest neighborhood. Perhaps you want to take in the Pacific Ocean breeze, in that case visit Pacific Beach or the Mission Beach boardwalk. The ferry ride to Coronado is breathtaking as well.

Oh and New Haven is no NYC.....please stop trying to fool us.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Did I read this correctly? San Diego can't compare to much of what New Haven has? Like what??? I know San Diego doesn't get snow or have Modern Apizza, but what else am I missing?
I was referring to restaurants. I was NOT impressed with the dining options in San Diego.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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Northampton is a cool town, but it has arguably less nightlife/dining than West Hartford - which is minutes to Hartford.
My problem with west hartford is that it's.... next to hartford, with all the attendant baggage that entails.

Northampton isn't.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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My problem with west hartford is that it's.... next to hartford, with all the attendant baggage that entails.

Northampton isn't.
Huh?

Westport is next to Norwalk.
Fairfield and Trumbull are next to Bridgeport.
Woodbridge is next to New Haven.
Manhattan is next to Yonkers.
Greenwich is next to Port Chester.

What on Earth are you talking about?
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Huh?

Westport is next to Norwalk.
Fairfield and Trumbull are next to Bridgeport.
Woodbridge is next to New Haven.
Manhattan is next to Yonkers.
Greenwich is next to Port Chester.

What on Earth are you talking about?
Took the words right out of my mouth.
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