If you want to see members-only content and contribute with your members-only content, please read below regarding membership requirements.
To join this site, you must be a home owner who lives in City Point [as defined by The New Haven Preservation Trust in 1982; see article "A Brief History of City Point..." on the City Point: Neighborhood Map & Brief History" page and the accompanying map]. Click the "Join This City Point Community:..." button above. Fill in the brief questionaire [all answers will be kept confidential]. After the editor verifies your answers, you will be accepted as a member. This is to help restrict this site to people like you: a homeowner who has invested time and money in the neighborhood where you live, and therefore has the most interest in beautifying it and improving "quality of life" issues such as noise, crime, litter, grafitti, blight. Together we can make City Point New Haven's greatest neighborhood. [Well, actually it already is. Let's work to make it even better!]
MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, and allows you access to members-only forums and members-only pages [still under development--these pages/forums will be developed according to members' requests], plus you'll receive occasional updates on "what's new" to this website. [Note: when you click the "Join this City Point Community" button, it also will ask you to register with Webjam and fill out a member profile. You only need to fill in a "username" which, like other "social networking" sites, does not need to be your real name--but obviously I'll need to know what your user name is, so I'll recognize who is asking to join. You may leave the rest of the profile blank. It's not necessary to share any personal information--except "Country", i.e. United States. (Otherwise, the "default" is "United Kingdom"!)Your e-mail address will not be revealed to anyone--not even the editor. Communication goes through Webjam, then is delivered by them to your e-mail.]
Once this site has a number of home owner members, we can discuss the possibililty of opening this site's membership to renters/tenants who have lived in the neighborhood at least 3 years and who have been nominated for membership by at least two home owner members. [This is to acknowledge the fact that there are many long-time renters in City Point who have established roots here and who have made a positive contribution to the neighborhood over the years. I personally know a woman who has rented an apartment nearby for 30+ years, and is regularly outside sweeping the sidewalk.]
Residents of Harbour Landing condominiums will not be eligible to join this site until the gates are removed--specifically the huge chain-link eyesore at the end of S. Water St. and the frequently-locked gate to the legally-mandated "public access" walkway along the water. Until then, Harbour Landing really can't be considered a part of the City Point neighborhood, but rather a walled-in island unto itself.
[Editor's note: I realize the membership criteria above sound terribly autocratic, but someone had to come up with the idea for such a neighborhood website, build it, launch it, advertise it and invite people to join. Ultimately it will be YOUR neighborhood website. So if members decide to change any of the above criteria for membership, so be it.]