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Elizabeth Kim

Gateway garage opens pedestrian bridge, adds zipcars, charging station

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Developer Building and Land Technology announced Monday that it has opened a pedestrian bridge over Washington Boulevard between Gateway and the train platform. According to the press release, the bridge was financed between BLT and the Connecticut Department of Transportation as a way of providing a convenience for train commuters and to provide a link […] [Read More]

Zoning proposal for Stamford train station set for public hearing on Monday

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After being postponed on Oct. 27 because of a legal objection, a proposal to create a special zoning requirement for development around the city’s train station is set to have a public hearing Monday. The proposed zoning amendment, which was authored by the Zoning Board, is an attempt to exert influence on the redevelopment of […] [Read More]

From the archives: Opening day at Stamford Town Center mall

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As part of research for a story I’m working on about the city’s downtown mall, I’ve been digging into The Advocate’s rich archives, which in newspaper parlance is aptly called the “morgue.” It brought me this gem of a story written by Advocate Staff Writer Chris Janis and published on Mar. 13, 1982. Here is […] [Read More]
Categories: History

Forecast looking balmy for this Sunday’s parade

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According to the latest weather.com forecast, Sunday should be partly sunny and 59 degrees. That’s great news for parade organizers at the Downtown Special Services District, who have over the years grown a local event into a regional spectacle. Sandy Goldstein, the president of the DSSD, once told me that she aspired to make Stamford’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Downtown, DSSD

Chelsea Piers set to open new gym

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On Wednesday, Chelsea Piers will hold an opening preview party for a new 65,000-square-foot health & fitness facility. The fitness company decided to build the new gym following feedback from users who wanted expanded fitness options. According to the press release, the offerings will include: 25,000 square feet of strength and cardio equipment, a dedicated […] [Read More]
Categories: East Side, Sports
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Doug Karp’s five picks for Stamford in 101 objects

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This week’s submissions for Stamford in 101 objects come courtesy of Doug Karp, who was born and raised in Stamford and whose family owned notable businesses including Karp’s Hardware, Karp’s Office Supply and Karp, Lionetti & Co., CPAs. Born in 1955, Karp lived in Stamford until 2000. He and his family now lives in New […] [Read More]

Gov. Malloy to serve as grand marshal this Sunday

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will serve as the grand marshal for this Sunday’s UBS Parade Spectacular, according to Sandy Goldstein, the president of the Downtown Special Services District. Goldstein said Malloy and his wife Cathy will ride in a 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible that was expressly donated for the event. Other politicians expected to be […] [Read More]
Categories: Breaking news, DSSD

Stamford Zoning Board approves changes to High Ridge project

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Update 3:09: Nagi Osta just emailed me the following statement: “We have been a part of the Stamford community for many years. We will continue to  work  to enhance and keep the neighborhood safe.” Despite protests from residents, a developer’s proposal to change plans to a nearly completed housing development and day care on High […] [Read More]

In response to protests, High Ridge developer changes plan

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Nagi Osta, a businessman who has built a housing and day care complex on High Ridge Road next to his jewelry store, on Thursday withdrew a request to insert a driveway on Bradley Place. In an email addressed to The Advocate as well as David Killeen, an associate planner in the city’s land use bureau, […] [Read More]

Former Stamford mayor seeks to develop housing in Springdale

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Former city mayor Michael Pavia has returned to his real estate roots. Pavia, who had been an established small developer in Stamford, is said to be part of a group that is seeking to redevelop 965 Hope St. The application calls for turning the office building into a mixed-use development with 14 residential units and […] [Read More]
Categories: Springdale, Zoning