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Central New Haven is the area located around downtown New Haven, Connecticut. The area comprises the downtown area, Yale University, and the Dwight and Wooster Square areas. The area is north of the Oak Street Connector/Highway 34 and east of Sherman Avenue. The northern border runs along Munson Street then dips down to Bradley Street and the Phelps Triangle, then jogs back up along State Street. The eastern border is Mill River. The zip code for the area is 06511.
Wooster Square and the Knights of Columbus Museum are located in the southern part of the zone. Wexler Triangle and De Gale Field are in the northwest corner. Jocelyn Square, Hamilton Street Walkway, and Franam Courts Playground are all in the eastern section. New Haven City Hall and the New Haven Museum and Historical Society and are both located in this central area, as is the Ella B. Scantlebury Playground.
New Haven Green is a 16-acre park located here. The park is privately owned and was designed by John Brockett, one of the early Puritan settlers in the region. Constructed in 1638, it was originally the site of a Methodist Church, a statehouse, a prison, and a school. It was also the parade ground for the New Haven militia, as well as the staging ground for those troops during the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution. The green is now used for concerts, festivals, and park activities. It was designated as a national historic landmark in 1970.