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Slide the City coming to Stamford

Prospect Street in Stamford will become a refreshing thrill ride for one day in July, as Slide the City, a Utah-based entertainment company, transforms it into a 1000-foot-long waterslide. Billed as a

Zoning Board grants extension for senior housing project

Facing a construction deadline, a nonprofit agency has been granted more time by the city’s Zoning Board to develop a housing project on a property designated for affordable housing. Inspirica, which
Categories: Downtown, Zoning

Martin administration seeks $497K to buy property for police headquarters plan

Two months after unveiling a plan to replace the city’s aging and contaminated police headquarters, the Martin administration is moving closer to purchasing a property that has been targeted as part

Plan to charge sidewalk cafes still facing opposition

The Board of Representatives last week voted to move ahead with a plan to introduce a square footage charge for downtown restaurant owners who use city sidewalk space for cafes. The proposed ordinance

Downtown gets a parting gift from 5ivefingaz

  In case you might have missed it, 5ivefingaz, an anonymous street artist who has spent the last month depositing works of art across downtown Stamford, last week left the final piece of his series
Categories: Arts, Downtown

Spartan workout set to be held in Mill River Park

Correction: The event in Stamford will be a “workout tour,” not an official race as originally stated. The Mill River Park Collaborative on Tuesday announced that the downtown park will host a workout

The story behind the street artist 5ivefingaz

Today’s front page includes a story about the Norwalk street artist 5ivefingaz, who has been leaving paintings across the downtown over the last month. Last week, I spoke with the artist last week.
Categories: Arts, Downtown

Stamford reps vote to lower proposed fees for sidewalk cafes

Amid a growing cry of protest, city legislators have revised a preliminary plan to increase a permit fee for sidewalk cafes. On Tuesday night, the Board of Reps’ legislative and rules committee voted

Street artist strikes again in Stamford

An artist who goes by the pseudonym “5ivefingaz” has been putting up a series of art installations across the city. The latest one, which surfaced Sunday afternoon in front of the shuttered post
Categories: Arts, Downtown

Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback

Correction: An initial version of this blog post misstated the developer’s plan for the post office. Cappelli has pledged to save the exterior of the building, including the back portion.  A legal