I worked with Savitt Jewelers to buy conference materials for several years. They have a really wonderful staff that is willing to work with you on pricing for bulk orders. I've been really happy with their attention to detail, and their willingness to work against tight deadlines. They can do really nice engraving on the premises for plaques, award cups, etc.
The best thing about York Copy is that it's open 24 hours (except Sat and Sun I think), and is really close to Yale Campus. They do excellent work too, although I find them to be a bit more expensive than other area copying services for my jobs. However, you do pay for convenience. The staff is friendly and I've never had a problem with any work done there.
Tyco is a full service printing company that will work with you on pretty much any printing job you can think of. They are happy to give you an estimate for your job, and I've never had a problem with their output. They'll deliver for larger jobs.
They do academic course packets for schools, so if you have a job around the start of term, think about putting it off a few weeks if possible, as the place is swarming with students!
Book Haven is a bookstore used by many Yale professors as an alternative to using the Yale Bookstore, which is a Barnes and Noble chain. They often don't stock enough of the books for an entire class, which is incredibly inconvenient to students, but probably the fault of the professors placing the orders. However, if you're interested in history/law/social sciences they have a goodselection in the academic section downstairs. Upstairs is a regular retail bookstore with a pretty good selection of books.
The World Langage Center at the YBS has a really wide selection of foreign language books. The woman who runs the department- I don't remember her name but she speaks French- is really friendly and will help you find the best book for your needs, and will go above and beyond to find and order a book if they don't have it in stock. If you're interested in foreign languages, or looking for a specific book for study or pleasure reading, I highly recommend stopping by the WLC. It's downstairs at the YBS.
I got my hair cut here for four years while I was living in New Haven. James is the owner and main sytlist, and he gives a great cut and blowdry for a very reasonable price. He's very flexible and takes walk-ins. The salon is very centrally located, right above the York Square theater on Broadway in New Haven (1 block up from York and Elm). There is a student discount available, so let him know if you're a student when you make your appointment.
I cannot recommend Dr. Gross highly enough. I had to have lots of work done on my teeth (root canals!) and spent lots of time with Dr. Gross. He is hands down the best dentist I have ever been to. It's not exactly fun to be in his office, but he does his best to minimize pain, and his work is excellent. He's also very good at recognizing when a specialist is necessary and giving referrals. His entire staff is so friendly, as well as extremely professional and efficient.
If you live in New Haven without a car, Dr. Gross' office is right on the bus line, I believe the J line. The receptionist should be able to give detials.
The Hair Cuttery is great for a quick cheap cut. It's not going to be a designer hair-do, so if you have a really specific request or special needs (really curly hair or whatever) I wouldn't recommend this place. Not all of the stylists speak English well, so be sure your stylist understands what you want before the cut begins. The best part is the walk-in service. They've always taken me within 10 minutes. The second best part is the price- about $20 for a cut and blowdry!
Dr Rashbaum has uniformly wonderful staff. I called for an appointment for a full phyiscal, and the receptionist was extremely professional and knowledgable about what tests I would need, etc, and how long it would take to get my form back (for a work assignment). The office is downtown in the Human Rights Campaign building on 16th and Rhode Island. It's very clean and bright. There is a Golden Retriever that hangs out at the reception desk, so if you have alergies that might be a negative. I saw Dr. Medly, and she was very efficient and professional. I had my forms back in a timely manner, and couldn't have been happier with the experience.
Dr. Clark is located in the Pentagon City Fashion Centre, attached the theLenscrafters store there. I was able to get an appointment for an eye exam and contact fitting within a few days of booking. She is very efficient and the appointment took less than a half hour total. They had a deal so I bought some lenses from them, and they gave me a copy of the prescription with no hassle so I could order contact lenses online later.