Lincoln's Log

Lincoln Millstein offers his unique views and insight on Greenwich and its community

Coming soon to Old Greenwich: Complete gridlock

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Recessions have a way of producing some of the worst town planning decisions. Out of desperation, towns and cities allow businesses to occupy prime spaces which in ordinary times would never get approval. An example of this is the Starbucks in Cos Cob, approved by the town even though that venue only had six parking […] [Read More]
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So-so Review of Greenwich restaurant underscores town’s lack of culinary enterprise

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When I was asked recently where I would like to dine on my birthday, I could think of only one restaurant in Greenwich: Homestead Inn. Then I thought about all the restaurants in town I’ve sampled only once or twice with no desire for another visit: Gabriele’s, Nuage, Rebecca’s, Jean-Louis, L’Escale, Toscano, Lolita’s, China White, […] [Read More]
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Photos of new retail/apartment building under construction in Old Greenwich

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It certainly beats having the eyesore of that old, abandoned gas station occupy the south end of the village of Old Greenwich. But now that the hulking steel frames of a new retail building is beginning to take shape, I can’t help but ponder the fallout from such a new addition. Will there be enough […] [Read More]
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Video of new Apple store at Grand Central

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Check out Apple’s new store at the space previously occupied by the restaurant Metrazur at Grand Central … [Read More]
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Greenwich school board member Peter Sherr’s chance to make a difference

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The problem with gadflies is, while we know they don’t approve of the status quo, we rarely know what they stand for or what proposed solutions they hold, if any. Gadflies are also uncomfortable working with a team, and rarely make for great leaders. Thus, Peter Sherr will need to decide in the next 30 […] [Read More]
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Will Greenwich Democrats seize the opportunity to take charge of school board?

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They are like the nerdy kids in high school who cow under the shadows of the popular kids. The popular kids in this case would be the brawny Republicans, who have run Greenwich since when Andrew Jackson was president. The local Democrats are a tentative, confused, easily intimidated lot. They are RTC wannabes who want […] [Read More]
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An inconvenient truth about Greenwich public schools

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Now that the Townies have vanquished the evil queen and returned control of the school board to the boosters eager to restore the alternative reality of Greenwich, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. No more humiliating reminders of our failings in public. The iconic Greenwich tableau – the horsey crowd sipping bubbly at […] [Read More]
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Finally, 2011 boating season ends in Greenwich

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Sunday was the last day for boats to be hauled out at Greenwich Cove and the last day for launch service at Old Greenwich Yacht Club. I couldn’t have been more grateful for this season to end. As if to punctuate the events of last summer, the first boat hauled out Sunday was that of […] [Read More]
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