Planning Board to hold public workshop and Open House on Master Planning Update

  The Stamford Planning Board will hold the last of several scheduled public workshops on the once a decade Master Plan Update. The workshop will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the fourth floor cafeteria, at the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford. This morning the city posted a draft copy […] [Read More]
Barcelona Wine Bar on Summer Street in Stamford. File Photo

Restaurant Week arrives in Stamford this Sunday

It seems like ages since our last dose of Restaurant Weeks here in Stamford. But the wait is nearly over. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 17, we’ll have two wonderful weeks of culinary excitement in the semi-annual food festival known as Restaurant Weeks here in Stamford. This year, 32 different restaurants are participating, which means you […] [Read More]
Categories: downtown, food
People walking around restaurant district in downtown Stamford File Photo

Restaurateur: ‘It would be nice for the city to get the snow off the sidewalks’

I placed some calls to local restaurants earlier today to ask whether they were concerned that the weather would effect turnout for Valentine’s dinner dates Friday night. Frank Sileo of Patrizia’s said he doesn’t think the weather will pose any problems for Valentine’s Day diners, according to the most recent forecast. But that doesn’t mean […] [Read More]
Categories: downtown, Weather

Tough driving conditions in downtown Stamford

Driving around downtown Stamford this morning [Read More]
Categories: downtown, General

Truck strikes Atlantic Street RR overpass

STAMFORD — A tractor-trailer snarled traffic from downtown to the city’s South End early Thursday afternoon when it became wedged under the Atlantic Street railroad overpass.   [Read More]

Stamford watering hole closing

Black Bear Stamford will close its doors early next week, marking the end of a decade-long run on Stamford’s Main Street span of bars. The bar announced the news last week on its Facebook wall: “After 11 years Black Bear Stamford would like to announce that we will be closing our doors for good on […] [Read More]
Categories: downtown

Harbor Point trolley launching in a couple weeks

The much-discussed Harbor Point trolley is gearing up to begin service next month, according to Stamford’s Downtown Special Services District. Check out the update the DSSD just posted to its website: Connecting Harbor Point to Stamford Downtown COMING SOON! SERVICE BEGINS FEBRUARY 14TH AT NOON! Hop on the Trolley for FREE!  On Friday, February 14th at […] [Read More]
Categories: downtown, Harbor Point
Dog and cat sculptures from "It's Reigning Cats & Dogs" Art in Public Places are stored in Seven Landmark Square in Stamford, Conn. on Monday August 13, 2010. File Photo

DSSD looking for artists for annual Art In Public Places installation

It may be difficult to close your eyes and dream of summer, what with a polar vortex swirling through the city and temperatures cold enough to keep you in down jackets and boots rather than tee-shirts and flip-flops. But summer really is just around the bend (a long, long bend), and Stamford’s Downtown Special Services […] [Read More]
Categories: arts, downtown

Stamford Christmas tree pickup

‘Twas the day after Christmas And all through the street Stamfordites wondered ‘What do I do with my tree?’ Make plans to hang onto your trees for a couple more weeks. The city of Stamford’s scheduled Christmas tree pickup will begin on Monday, Jan. 13, according to a posting on the city’s website. Though if […] [Read More]

Save the Date: Heights & Lights coming on Dec. 8

Downtown Stamford has a couple signature events each holiday season. And now that the balloon parade is behind us, it’s time to focus on the annual “Heights & Lights” event, when Santa and his elves rappel down one of Stamford’s tallest buildings to bring cheer to local residents. After taking the plunge for several years […] [Read More]