Imagining Atwater Street

Can a utopian community bring hope to a run-down neighborhood?

Adam King, founder of the Atwater Resource Cooperative, at his home in Fair Haven. When Adam King ’88 looks at Atwater Street, he sees wealth. He sees it in the overgrown backyards that could become gardens, in the rundown houses whose extra rooms could become common spaces, and in the out-of-work residents whose skills could transform the neighborhood. Atwater is in Fair Haven, one of the poorest areas of New Haven, Connecticut. King was originally attracted to this neighborhood, which lies to the east of. . . Read more
Nora Caplan-Bricker