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Elizabeth Kim

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Sandy Goldstein’s five picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

This week’s contributor to “Stamford in 101 objects” is Sandy Goldstein, the president of the Downtown Special Services District, also known as the “Queen of Downtown.” So it should come as no surprise that her choices focus on the city’s urban center. Here’s her list along with a preface: “I could give you 10 in […] [Read More]

Despite rain, Stamford bike rally draws 40 people

Saturday’s bike ride and rally in Mill River Park attracted about 40 people, according to bike activist Mike Norris. The event was organized by Bike Stamford and People Friendly Stamford, two groups that are trying to spur the city into becoming more bike-friendly. The focus of the rally was to advocate for a long talked […] [Read More]

Urban Redevelopment Commission to hold annual meeting on Wednesday

Update and correction 1:34pm: A staff member of the URC just alerted us that Christopher Meek, a Republican who was appointed by Mayor Michael Pavia in 2010, resigned as chairman last Friday due “family obligations” and “work commitments.” Therefore, the commission will need to elect a new chairman at its annual meeting Wednesday. The city’s […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, URC

Public hearing #2 on Stamford master plan set for Tuesday

The city’s Planning Board is set to hold a second night of public hearings Tuesday night on the proposed master plan. The hearing, which is set to start at 6pm in the Government Center cafeteria, represents an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to weigh in on a 200-plus page planning document that sets Stamford’s priorities […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Planning

Profiling the cyclists behind Stamford’s bike movement

  Today’s front page of The Advocate includes my story about the city’s bike movement. When I embarked on the reporting, I foolishly thought I could profile one person that was spearheading the effort. Well, needless to say, one person quickly turned into three. Not only that, the three individuals I interviewed were all fascinating […] [Read More]

Arthur Selkowitz’s five picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

Every week, the Stamford411 is featuring five picks for “Stamford in 101 objects,” a project that aims to tell the city’s story through artifacts, buildings and memorabilia. Our contributor this week is Arthur Selkowitz, the chairman of the Mill River Collaborative and longtime resident who grew up in Stamford. As you might expect, his original […] [Read More]

Advocate editor’s five picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

John Breunig, the editorial page editor of The Advocate and Greenwich Time, this week submitted his five picks for “Stamford in 101 objects,” a project inspired by the book “A History of New York in 101 objects” by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts. Last week, I kicked off the list with my own five […] [Read More]

Zoning roundup: Waterside housing project and Charter Oak

The Zoning Board is set to finally hold public hearings tonight on two major housing developments, one being a continuation from last week. Waterside project hearing continued Belpointe Capital is proposing to build 109 apartment units at 112 Southfield Ave., a property formerly known as the Marshall’s Trucking property. Set upon 3 acres, the project […] [Read More]
Categories: Zoning

Stamford Zoning Board votes down medical facility

The city’s Zoning Board has voted against a proposed surgery center/out patient facility at High Ridge Park, a corporate office park on Turn of River Road, near Exit 35 on the Merritt Parkway. The complex’s owner George Comfort & Sons had submitted an application to amend the zoning for the district to permit a medical […] [Read More]
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Stamford in 101 objects

On my drive to work this morning, I caught the tail-end of an interesting interview on The Brian Lehrer Show with Sam Roberts, the New York Times urban affairs reporter. Roberts has recently written a book called A History of New York in 101 Objects, which tries to capture the pivotal moments in New York […] [Read More]