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Stamford, Connecticut
Official seal of Stamford, Connecticut
Seal
Nickname: Lock City
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°05′48″N 73°33′08″W / 41.09667, -73.55222
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Region South Western Region
Settled 1641
Incorporated (city) 1893
Consolidated 1949
Government
 - Type Mayor-Board of representatives
 - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem)
Area
 - City 134.9 km² (52.1 sq mi)
 - Land 97.9 km² (37.7 sq mi)
 - Water 37.0 km² (14.3 sq mi)
 - Urban 1,205 km² (465.3 sq mi)
Elevation m (23 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 119,261
 - Density 1,226/km² (3,175.3/sq mi)
 - Metro 902,775
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 069xx
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-73000
GNIS feature ID 0211129
Website: http://www.cityofstamford.org/

Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 124,261, making it the fourth largest city in the state.[1] Stamford is part of the New York metropolitan area. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2502x650, 407 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Dannel Malloy is the Mayor of Stamford, CT. First elected in 1995, he is currently serving his fourth term. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ...


Stamford was the ninth-safest city in the United States in 2006 and for the past six years has ranked in the top 11 safest cities with populations of 100,000 or more, according to the FBI.[2] It is considerably more affluent than national average and strongly politically Democratic. In 2006, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Stamford 46th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


In recent years, many large corporations including Xerox, MeadWestvaco, International Paper, GE Capital and Clairol have moved offices outside of the city due to the high rental cost. However, Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans for a new global Headquarters in the city by 2008. The trading floor at the UBS building, in downtown Stamford, holds the Guinness World Record as the largest column-less trading floor in the world. The city recently received nationwide publicity in several ways: It was the opening setting for the Civil War comics series[3] and is becoming an increasingly frequent filming location after the state passed a tax-incentive program for the movie industry.[4] Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) (name pronounced ) is a global document management company, which manufactures and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies. ... MeadWestvaco Corp. ... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | General Electric subsidiaries | Corporation stubs ... Clairol is a personal care products division of Procter and Gamble and was formerly the largest independent hair products company in the world. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the United Kingdom. ... UBS AG (NYSE: UBS; SWX: UBSN; TYO: 8657) is a diversified global financial services company, with its main headquarters in Basel & Zürich, Switzerland. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Civil War is a Marvel Comics summer 2006 crossover event, based around a core limited series of the same name written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steve McNiven. ... Stamford, Connecticut is increasingly being used as a filming location for motion pictures, especially since a 30 percent state tax credit for movie production took effect on July 30, 2006. ...


Stamford is a sister city of Sparti, Greece, Jiangdu, China, Settefrati, Italy,[5] and Afula, Israel[citation needed]. Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sparti (, SpartÄ“) is a municipality of Laconia, Greece. ... Settefrati is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Latium, located about 120 km east of Rome and about 40 km east of Frosinone. ... Afula (עפולה) is a city in the Israel. ...

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History

Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it as such. The name was later changed to Stamford after a town in Lincolnshire, England. The deed to Stamford was signed on 1 July 1640 between Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus. By the Eighteenth century, one of the primary industries of the town was merchandising by water, which was possible due to Stamford's proximity to New York. The history of Stamford, Connecticut View of West Park, Stamford, from a 1906 postcard // Early history Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it as such. ... Chief Quanah Parker of the Quahadi Comanche Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... An English deed written on fine parchment or vellum with seal tag dated 1638. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ... The New Haven Colony was an English colonial venture in Connecticut in North America from 1637 to 1662. ...


In 1692, Stamford was home to a less famous witch trial than the well-known Salem witch trial, which also occurred in 1692. The accusations were less fanatical and smaller-scale but also grew to prominence by gossip and hysterics.[6]


Starting in the late 19th century, New York residents built summer homes on the shoreline, and even back then there were some who moved to Stamford permanently and started commuting to Manhattan by train, although the practice became more popular later. Stamford incorporated as a city in 1893.


A massive urban redevelopment campaign (starting in the 1960s and gaining steam in the 1970s) resulted in a downtown with many tall office buildings. The F.D. Rich Co. was the city-designated urban renewal developer of the downtown in an ongoing redevelopment project that was contentious, beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1970s. The company put up the city's tallest structure, Landmark Building, and the GTE building (now One Stamford Forum) along with the Marriott Hotel, the Stamford Town Center and many of the other downtown office buildings. The Landmark Building will soon be dwarfed by two new downtown projects by the Rich Company in partnership with Cappelli Enterprises by the imminent start of construction of the 34 story Trump Parc condominium project and the 400-foot 39 story Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences development.[7] Over the years, other developers have joined in building up the downtown, a process that continued, with breaks during downturns in the economy, through the 1980s, 1990s and into the new century.


Geography and Climate

Stamford is situated at the southwestern point of Connecticut. It is bordered on the north by Pound Ridge, NY, to the south by Long Island Sound, by Greenwich to the west, and both Darien and New Canaan to the east. Pound Ridge is a town located in Westchester County, New York. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Peter Tesei  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area  - Total 174. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... New Canaan is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ...


The average high temperature annually is 62.4°F. The average low temperature annually is 40.6°F. The highest recorded temperature was 104°F in 2001. The lowest recorded temperature was -18°F in 1982. The average warmest month is July. January is the average coolest month. The maximum average precipitation occurs in May. The average precipitation from November to March is 21.39 inches. During the winter months, it is not uncommon for snowfall to occur in the northern part of the city where the elevation is higher, yet not occur in the downtown and coastal areas of the city, where the elevation is closer to or at sea level.


Neighborhoods

Unlike larger cities, Stamford has non-distinct neighborhoods. The city as a whole is racially diverse. The only neighborhood lacking in this diversity is North Stamford where incomes and home values are higher. The common neighborhoods throughout Stamford (with Zip codes that roughly cover the same areas) are as follow: North Stamford is a very affluent, geographically large section of Stamford, Connecticut north of the Merritt Parkway. ...


06901 - Downtown.
06902 - Cove, East Side, Hubbard Heights, Roxbury, Shippan, Shippan Point, South End, Waterside, West Side, and Westover.
06903 - Long Ridge and North Stamford.
06905 - Belltown, Newfield, Ridgeway, and Turn of River.
06906 - Glenbrook.
06907 - Springdale.
Downtown Stamford, Connecticut is an economically thriving section of Stamford, Connecticut with major retail establishments, a shopping mall and the headquarters of major corporations, as well as other retail businesses and offices. ... The Cove section of Stamford, Connecticut, usually called The Cove is an area of mostly modest homes (although with some very expensive homes along the shoreline) in the southeast corner of Stamford, Connecticut. ... The East Side of Stamford, Connecticut is a neighborhood of mostly modest homes in southern part of the city. ... Shippan is a section (or neighborhood) of the city of Stamford, Connecticut. ... A postcard cancelled August 19, 1908. ... The South End of Stamford, Connecticut is a rundown section just south of the Downtown section of the city that is expected to be greatly changed with redevelopment over the next decade. ... The West Side of Stamford, Connecticut is one of the poorest and most violent sections of the city. ... North Stamford is a very affluent, geographically large section of Stamford, Connecticut north of the Merritt Parkway. ... Glenbrook is a section (or neighborhood) of the city of Stamford, Connecticut. ... Springdale is a section or neighborhood in Stamford,Connecticut. ...


Demographics

The 2006 Census Population estimate for Stamford is 119,261. A 2005 Census survey estimated 49,911 housing units to be in existence. The average median age of 39.3 is slightly higher than the US average median age of 36.4. Stamford's population characteristics are as followed (Source: 2005 Census American Community Survey):


White - 62,372 (53.3%)
Black or African American - 18,019 (15.4%)
Asian - 5,856 (5.0%)
Some Other Race - 7,608 (6.5%)
Two or More Races - 3,593 (3.1%)
Hispanic - 19,635 (16.8%)


One out of three residents are foreign born. A language, other than English, is spoken at home by 40% of the population. The main ancestries of the population (Source: 2000 US Census Bureau) are: Italian (16.9%), Irish (10.5%), German (6.6%), Polish (5.6%), and Russian (3.1%). The top ten countries of origin for the foreign-born population (Source: 2000 US Census Bureau) are:


Haiti - 3,524
Guatemala - 3,067
India - 2,577
Jamaica - 2,289
Greece - 2,100
Colombia - 1,937
China - 1,495
Mexico - 1,414
Peru - 1,268


Stamford has one of the highest educated populations in the US. Nine out of ten are high school graduates. Those possessing a bachelor's degree or higher is estimated at 45.9% of the population.


The population density was 3,101.9 people per square mile (1,197.5/km²). There were 47,317 housing units at an average density of 1,253.6/sq mi (484.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.79% White., 15.39% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 5.00% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.50% from other races, and 3.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.77% of the population. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 45,399 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.13. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The proportion of the population under the age of 18 was 22.1%, from 18 to 24 was 7.4%, from 25 to 44 was 35.0%, from 45 to 64 was 21.7%, and 65 years of age or older were 13.8%. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.


According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $71,030, and the median income for a family was $88,492.[11] Males had a median income of $48,386 versus $36,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,987. About 5.4% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Italians form the largest ethnic group in Stamford. Irish, Polish, Jewish, Puerto Rican, African-American, and Caribbean people also make up a significant portion of the population.


Stamford is tied with Iowa City, Iowa for the US metropolitan area with the highest percentage of the adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher; 44 percent of adults hold a degree.[8]


Politics

Located in a fairly liberal state, Stamford is mostly Democratic, home to about 21,500 active registered Democrats and 14,000 Republicans in October 2005. The partisan ration was 1.5 Democrats per Republican. 100 individuals were registered with minor parties, while roughly 20,000 did not have any party affiliation.[9] Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[10]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Republican 13,916 5,342 19,258 25.61%
  Democratic 21,493 7,115 28,608 38.05%
  Unaffiliated 20,118 7,062 27,180 36.15%
  Minor Parties 100 40 140 0.19%
Total 55,627 19,559 75,186 100%

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Transportation

Mass transit

Buildings in Downtown Stamford

Stamford is located on the main branch of the New Haven Line on the Metro-North Railroad, the commuter rail system for northern metropolitan New York City. Stamford is the third busiest station on the Metro North system and serves as a major transfer point for local trains. Stamford Station is also the terminus of a Metro-North branch that ends in New Canaan, about 15 miles (24 km) away, and a part time terminal of Shore Line East trains. Two smaller train stations in Stamford are Glenbrook and Springdale, both a part of the New Canaan branch. With a recent spike in development in the East Side neighborhood, the city is considering putting in a proposal to construct a new stop to service the East Main Street area close to the New Canaan branch overpass. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 925 KB) I took this photo in 2005 of part of Stamfords skyline from the citys main train station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 925 KB) I took this photo in 2005 of part of Stamfords skyline from the citys main train station. ... Metro North Railroads New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut southwest to Woodlawn, New York on the Harlem Line, where New Haven Line trains continue south to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. ... The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York... This article is about a railway station in North America. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter rail service operating in southern Connecticut, USA. A fully owned subsidiary of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), SLE provides weekday service along the Northeast Corridor from New London west to New Haven, with continuing service to Bridgeport and Stamford, and connecting service... Connections Connecticut Transit Platforms 1 Tracks 1 Bicycle facilities Yes Other information Accessible The Glenbrook Metro-North railroad station is located in Glenbrook section of Stamford, Connecticut on the New Canaan Branch. ... Connections Connecticut Transit Platforms 1 Tracks 1 Other information Accessible The Springdale Metro-North railroad station is located in Springdale section of Stamford, Connecticut on the New Canaan Branch. ... Metro North Railroads New Canaan Branch is a short branch of their New Haven Line from a junction east of downtown Stamford, Connecticut north to New Canaan. ...


Commuter trains come into Stamford from all points between New London to the east and New York (Grand Central Terminal) to the south. Several express (non-stop) trains leave Stamford each morning and evening for Grand Central. The average non-stop commute is forty-five minutes. While most stations along the Metro North system have seen a drop in ridership, Stamford has seen a significant increase. Much of this increase is a result of reverse commuting, individuals commuting from New York City to Stamford for work. Trains operate from the Stamford station between 4:43 AM (first departure to Grand Central) until 12:25 AM (last departure to Grand Central). On the weekends the first departure for Grand Central occurs at 5:03 AM. Fares during rush hour (on peak) are higher than during non-rush hour (off peak). On peak fares are charged between 4:43 AM - 9:10 AM for trains originating to Grand Central. Trains in transit to Stamford are charged on peak fares from 5:35 AM - 8:37 AM and from 4:02 PM - 7:40 PM. On peak fares do not apply on weekends and/or holidays. Tickets can be bought on board, yet the surcharge can make the price steep. Nickname: Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: , NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated (city) 1784 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City council Margaret Mary Curtin, Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh, Dep. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often unofficially called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd Street and Park Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ...


Stamford also serves as a station along the Amtrak route. Acela, the high speed train service between Boston and Washington, makes several daily stops in Stamford. Amtrak's Regional (Springfield, MA to Washington, DC) and Vermonter (Saint Albans, VT to Washington, DC) also make daily stops in Stamford. Amtrak tickets can be purchased on the upper level of the Stamford station. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Acela is a brand applied by Amtrak to its high-speed trains along the Northeast Corridor in the Northeast U.S., called Acela Express. ... A region can be any area that has some unifying feature. ... Amtraks Vermonter is a 606-mile (975 km) passenger train service between St. ...


Late in 2007 the city contracted a private San Francisco company to conduct a 6 month feasibility study to look at the possibility of creating an inner-city light rail line. With the proposed Harbor Point development set to break ground in the South End neighborhood sometime in 2008, the idea is to create a line that would connect the new developments to points north, such as the transportation center, Landmark Square in downtown and other various points up to the Bulls Head area.


Airports

Stamford is within forty-five minutes of four major airports. The closest is Westchester County (White Plains) Airport (HPN) which borders the town of Greenwich (a 20 minute trip by car). The airport offers non-stop flights to eighteen cities, including the major hubs of Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Orlando, and Pittsburgh. While a mid-size airport, tickets at Westchester County Airport can be competitive and/or even less than the surrounding major airports due to low fare carriers Air Tran and Jet Blue. If you lack vehicle transportation, New York LaGuardia Airport is accessible via Metro North (disembark at 125th-Harlem station and take the M60 bus to Queens, a direct trip to the airport). John F. Kennedy International Airport is the closest airport for international flights. The fourth airport is Tweed-New Haven Airport, yet it only offers one flight to Philadelphia, a trip which can be taken more conveniently and cheaper via Amtrak from the Metro North station. Other airports in proximity are Newark Liberty International Airport (1 hr. 10 min.), Long Island MacArthur Airport (1.5 hrs.), Dutchess County (Poughkeepsie) Airport (1.5 hrs.), Stewart (Newburgh) International Airport (1.5 hrs.), and Bradley (Hartford) International Airport (1 hr. 45 min.). HPN redirects here. ... HPN redirects here. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... Tweed-New Haven Airport (IATA Airport Code HVN) is a municipal airport offering commercial and general service in New Haven, Connecticut. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... A Southwest Airlines 737 departing Runway 24. ... FAA diagram of Dutchess County Airport (POU) Dutchess County Airport (IATA: POU, ICAO: KPOU) is located 7 miles south of the City of Poughkeepsie, in the Town of Wappinger in Dutchess County, New York. ... Stewart International Airport (IATA: SWF, ICAO: KSWF) is located near Newburgh, New York, in the southern Hudson Valley, 55 miles (88. ... BDL redirects here. ...


Buses

City bus transportation is provided by CT Transit, which is run and financed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The main terminal is adjacent to the train station on State Street, under the I-95 highway. Bus service runs along major arterial roads through the towns of Darien, Norwalk, Greenwich and Port Chester, New York. A non-stop direct route is also offered to White Plains, New York. Commuters can connect in Norwalk to points as far east as Milford and as far north as Danbury. Additional connections can be made in Port Chester and White Plains to all points covered by the Bee-Line bus system in Westchester County. Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Peter Tesei  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area  - Total 174. ... Port Chester is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... For other places with the same name, see White Plains (disambiguation). ... Nickname: A Small City with a Big Heart Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Central Region Named 1640 Incorporated (city) 1959 Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor James L. Richetelli, Jr. ... Nickname: Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Incorporated (town) 1702 Incorporated (city) 1889 Consolidated 1965 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Mark D. Boughton (R) Area  - City 114. ... Typical Bee-line transit bus The Bee-Line Bus System is a bus system serving Westchester County, New York. ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ...


Greyhound provides same bus service from the lower level of the Stamford train station. Locals rarely utilize Greyhound due to the more convenient options available via Metro North and Amtrak. Same bus service is provided to New Haven (Union Station), Boston (South Station), and New York (Port Authority). Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... Union Station is the main railroad passenger station in New Haven, Connecticut. ... South Station front entrance. ... Port Authority Bus Terminal at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City. ...


Highways

Fairfield County is a prime example of poor urban planning in terms of highway transportation. Neighboring Westchester County has a population slightly larger than Fairfield County, yet it possesses a far more complex highway system composed of I-95, state roads, thruways, and parkways. With fewer accessible highway systems and geographically situated in the artery between Boston and New York, the roads through Stamford are congested daily. The large volume of interstate commerce via trailer trucks only complicates matters further. Interstate 95 serves as the main route through Stamford with four exits (6-9). Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ...


The Merritt Parkway runs through the northern part of Stamford. This road is designated for passenger vehicles only. The road extends from Meriden to the state line in Greenwich. After entering New York the Merritt Parkway changes to the Hutchinson Parkway and continues south to Queens, New York. Any congestion on the Merritt Parkway is mostly likely to occur on the southbound lane in the morning and the northbound in the evening (route to and from New York). At night, due to the absence of lighting visibility on the Merritt Parkway is relatively poor. Stamford exits on the Merritt Parkway are 33-35. Merritt Parkway in autumn. ...


Route 1, also known as Main Street in Stamford, is also used as a major artery during the morning and evening commute. Most traffic via Route 1 is short distance or fairly local, yet vehicles have utilized Route 1 during times of heavy congestion on I-95 as a re-route. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ...


Connecticut remains one of the few states without toll roads, yet recent debate is seeking to reintroduce toll roads to the state since they were phased out in 1985.


Economy

Stamford has a cluster of corporate headquarters (many of which moved from New York in the 1980s both to lower their tax bills and to be closer to the homes of their top executives). This includes four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, thirteen Courant 100 Companies, numerous divisions of large corporations, as well as a large number of secretive hedge funds. This gives Stamford one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the nation. The economy of Stamford, Connecticut is unusual for having a cluster of corporate headquarters (many of which moved from New York in the 1980s both to lower their tax bill and to be closer to the homes of their top executives). ... This article is about the state. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune. ... The term hedge fund dates back to the first such fund founded by Alfred Winslow Jones in 1949. ...


Among the larger companies with headquarters in Stamford are Thomson Corporation, World Wrestling Entertainment, Xerox and Pitney Bowes. UBS also has its North American headquarters here, boasting world's largest trading floor. The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC TSX: TOC) is one of the worlds largest information companies, focused on providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) (name pronounced ) is a global document management company, which manufactures and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies. ... Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), the worlds biggest maker of postal meters and mailing equipment and provider of mailing and delivery software and services to companies, is ranked 394th in the 2006 Fortune 500, with $5. ... UBS can refer to: UBS AG, a banking group Unbundled Bitstream Services United Building Society - the name of several financial institutions in different countries around the world. ...


Royal Bank of Scotland announced in October 2005 that it would consolidate its North American headquarters in downtown Stamford and build the largest trading floor in North America (the current largest trading floor is in the UBS building across the street from where the new building is under construction). The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the United Kingdom. ... UBS can refer to: UBS AG, a banking group Unbundled Bitstream Services United Building Society - the name of several financial institutions in different countries around the world. ...


Companies also leave Stamford regularly, either to escape the city's traffic problems or relatively high office rental rates (in which case they often move to Norwalk, Westport or farther to the east in Fairfield County), as a result of being acquired by other businesses (in which case they often move out of state), or for other business reasons. International Paper and MeadWestvaco announced in 2006 that they were leaving the city. Pitney Bowes has kept its headquarters in the city but, like many other companies, it moved some of its back-office operations elsewhere (in this case to Shelton). Stamford and Greenwich both rely on businesses moving in from Manhattan or European companies setting up North American headquarters in local buildings. International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ... MeadWestvaco Corp. ...


Procter & Gamble announced on June 6, 2007 that they are shutting down their Clairol division headquarters in 2010. The location had ~600 employees. is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Crime

Stamford was the ninth-safest city in the United States in 2006 (among cities with populations of 100,000 or more), up from the 11th safest in 2005, according to the FBI. The 2006 ranking represented the sixth consecutive year the city ranked in the top 11. FBI crime statistics for the city showed crime went down 1.7 percent in 2006 because of a plunge in property crimes. But the rate of violent crime went up by a total of 29 percent in the two years 2005 and 2006 combined. The increase was due in part due to violent gang battles, often on the West Side.[2] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... The West Side of Stamford, Connecticut is one of the poorest and most violent sections of the city. ...


The violent crime rate climbed five years in a row up through 2006, and the 2005 increase was also in the double digits. The city's 300-officer police force responded to 393 reports of violent crimes in 2006, up from 353 in 2005 and 305 in 2004. The total number of serious assaults dropped from 183 in 2005 to 172 in 2006, according to city records. Robberies rose from 150 to 197 in 2006. Serious assaults dropped 6 percent.[2]


There were three homicides and 23 rapes in 2006, up from two homicides and 18 rapes in 2005. the city reported 2,697 total crimes. With populations close to that of Stamford, Bridgeport (ranked 25th) reported 8,496, Hartford (ranked 26th) reported 10,955 and Waterbury reported 6,447 (New Haven hasn't reported statistics to the F.B.I. in years.[2]


Stamford's Mayor, Dannell Malloy, is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[11] an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ...


Education

Stamford has branches of the University of Connecticut, University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University. The University of Connecticut's campus is located in a large modern building in downtown that opened in 1998 after extensive renovations to an abandoned former Bloomingdales store that closed in 1990[12]. The branches of the Univeristy of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University are located in the River Bend Executive Center, Fairfield County's premier communication and information high tech park. All are commuter campuses. Education in Stamford, Connecticut takes place in both public and private schools and college and university campuses. ... The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... University of Bridgeport is a private university in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Its campus is in the southern part of the city, on Long Island Sound. ... Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Bloomingdales is an upscale department store owned by Federated Department Stores, which is also the owner of Macys. ...


As no study has been conducted to assess the cost of education in Stamford, it is difficult to tell whether or not Stamford has a well-funded public education system. Although providing a public education is a state responsibility, Connecticut ranks near the bottom in state share of public education expenditures. Thus, the majority of education funding must come from local governments like that of Stamford. According to the State Department of Education, in the 2004-05 academic year, 42.7% of Stamford's public school students were economically disadvantaged, 34.8% did not have English as a home language and 11.6% were students with disabilities. Research has shown that these populations need additional resources to meet state academic standards. Owing to the state school finance system, the burden of these extra necessary costs of education falls primarily on Stamford's local government. The public school system is an integrated district with racial balance requirements exceeding those of the state of Connecticut. State standards require that a school's racial makeup be within 25% of the community's racial makeup. Stamford's standard is a more strict 10%. Over the years, schools have become unbalanced.


Stamford has several public high schools, Westhill High School, Stamford High School, J. M. Wright Technical High School and the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering. The city also has several private schools, including King and Low-Heywood Thomas School and Trinity Catholic High School, and Bi-Cultural Jewish Day School as well as two state charter schools: Trailblazers Academy Charter Middle School and Stamford Academy Charter High School, both operated by human services nonprofit Domus (http://www.domuskids.org). For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Westhill High School is a high school located in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. ... Stamford High School, created in 1874, is the oldest high school in Stamford, Connecticut. ... // Penis The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE) is an interdistrict technology-oriented magnet high school based in Stamford, Connecticut. ... King & Low-Heywood Thomas School The King & Low-Heywood Thomas School is a private, co-educational day school for grades K-12 in Stamford, Connecticut. ... Trinity Catholic High School is a co-educational, Catholic comprehensive school located in South Woodford, Greater London. ...


Libraries

Stamford's public library, the Ferguson Library, is one of the largest in Connecticut. The main library downtown is the second in the country to rent space to a Starbucks (since September 1999).[13] The store has its own doors to the street and to the library, and is open earlier and later than the library. The library also shows movies and has a used-book store run by Friends of Ferguson Library. Librarians and patrons in a typical larger urban public library. ...


The library has branches in South End, Springdale, and the Turn of River sections of the city, it also has a bookmobile that runs daily to different neighborhoods. The Turn of River branch, officially called the Harry Bennett Branch, is the largest library branch in the state. That branch also has a used book store run by Friends of Ferguson Library.


Attractions

Parks and recreation sites

  • Cummings Park, a public beach, was once a popular spot for shellfishing. The park, developed in 1906, previously was known as Halloween Park because Mayor Homer Cummings cast the deciding vote to create it on Halloween Night.[14]
  • The 83-acre Cove Island Park, once a farm and then an enormous factory site, offers visitors a choice of beaches as well as picnic grounds and bluffs. It has a small wildlife sanctuary in the southwest corner that might be interesting for bird watchers. SoundWaters Community Center for Environmental Education is located at the northeast part of the park.
  • Terry Connors Ice Rink shares a parking lot with Cove Island Park. It offers public ice skating for all ages and ability levels, group lessons and ice hockey. It is the home of the Stamford Youth Hockey Association [12].
  • Scalzi Park on Bridge Street has a playground, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, bocce courts, basketball courts, roller hockey courts, and a baseball stadium named "Cubeta Stadium." Stamford baseball leagues play baseball there. J.M. Wright Technical High School is next to the park. A skate park was opened at Scalzi in July 2007. The city sought input from users in planning the $309,850, concrete skate park and hired Grindline Skateparks Inc. of Seattle, Washington to provide a unique design and build it.[15]
  • Stamford boasts two municipal golf courses. Sterling Farms Golf Course opened in May of 1972 and is the more more popular of the two courses [16]. The facility also has a driving range, restaurant, and six tennis courts. E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course, referred to locally as Hubbard Heights, opened for play in 1922 and is currently in need of repair. [17]

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Arts, science and cultural attractions

Arts and culture in Stamford, Connecticut Stamford, Connecticut // Theater Stamford Center for the Arts: The Palace Theatre, originally opened as a vaudeville house in 1927 and gradually fell into disrepair and disuse, reopened as a restored, nonprofit theater in 1983. ...

Science and nature

  • The Stamford Museum and Nature Center on a 118-acre site in the northern end of town, has a collection of works by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, who was a Stamford resident for a decade.
  • The Fairfield County Astronomical Society was started up in 1954 runs the Stamford Observatory, which has a 22-inch telescope.
  • Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is a 91 acre botanical gardens and science education center boasting over 850 specimen trees and plants from around the world. It is also home to several Champion Trees; the largest of their species within Connecticut.
  • SoundWaters Community Center for Environmental Education is located in Cove Island Park.

Mt Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota (John) Gutzon Borglum (March 25, 1867 –March 6, 1941). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens contains 91 acres (368,000 m²) of parkland, gardens, and landscapes that focus on the regional plants, ecology and character of Southwestern New England. ...

Theater and film

  • Stamford Center for the Arts: The Palace Theatre, originally opened as a vaudeville house in 1927, reopened as a nonprofit theater in 1983. It was joined in 1992 by the Rich Forum, another downtown venue. Both have been run by the Stamford Center for the Arts.
  • Stamford Theatre Works professional theater located in the red barn at the corner of Strawberry Hill Avenue and Fifth Street on the campus of the former Sacred Heart Academy, is in its 19th season in 2006-2007.
  • Curtain Call Inc. presents plays and other entertainment at the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave.

Bowtie Theatres has two movie houses in Stamford with a total of 15 movie screens: Crown Landmark and Crown Majestic. On February 13, 2004, the Avon Theatre Film Center, a nonprofit movie house focusing on classic, alternative and art films, opened in the former Avon Theatre on Bedford Street. In Springdale, the two-screen State Cinema, run by Garden Homes Cinemas of Stamford, has second-run films. The Ferguson Library also shows films. The Stamford Center for the Arts in downtown Stamford, Connecticut actually consists of two facilities on Atlantic Street: the restored Palace Theatre, and the Rich Forum, both within four blocks of each other: The 1,580-seat Palace Theatre, originally a Thomas Lamb designed vaudeville house, opened in 1927. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Music

  • Stamford Symphony Orchestra In a typical season, the SSO gives five pairs of classical concerts and three pops concerts at the 1,586-seat Palace Theatre, as well as a concert for elementary school students and a family concert series.
  • Connecticut Grand Opera, a not-for-profit, professional opera company performs at the Palace Theatre. On its web site, the CGO claims to offer "the most ambitious opera season of any company between New York and Boston."

Media

The NHL on Versus airs its studio show from Stamford. The Yes Network headquarters is in Stamford. World Wrestling Entertainment has its international headquarters in Stamford. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with The NHL on OLN. (Discuss) The NHL on Versus is what will tentatively be the title of the networks hockey presentations once what is now known as OLN transitions to Versus on September 25, 2006. ... The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City regional cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting baseball games of the New York Yankees, and basketball games of the New Jersey Nets. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Print media

The Advocate is the daily newspaper in Stamford, Connecticut. ... Hearst Tower, in September 2006 The Hearst Corporation is a privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the companys holdings now include a wide variety of media. ... MediaNews Group, based in Denver, is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. ...

Radio stations in the city

  • WSTC-AM 1400; 1,000 watts; shares programming with WNLK-AM 1350
  • WEDW-FM 88.5; 2,000 watts, a National Public Radio station

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Notable people, past and present

Stamford has been home to many famous people, now and in the past. Entertainers who have called the city home include band leader Benny Goodman, Christopher Lloyd, who was born in the city. Bob Crane, star of Hogan's Heroes spent part of his childhood in Stamford.[18] Actor and comedian Gene Wilder and singer Cyndi Lauper are current residents. Notable people in the past and present associated with Stamford, Connecticut: Actor Gene Wilder (In addition to the people listed here, there are many professional wrestlers and executives associated with World Wrestling Entertainment living in Stamford since the city is home to WWEs corporate headquarters. ... Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman[1] , (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz musician and virtuoso clarinetist, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, The Professor, and Swings Senior Statesman. // Goodman was born in Chicago, the ninth of twelve children of poor Jewish... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... Bob Crane as Col. ... Hogans Heroes was an American television situation comedy that ran from September 17, 1965 to July 4, 1971 on the CBS network for 168 episodes. ... Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933) is an American actor who is best known for his role as Willy Wonka, his collaborations with Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein, and his four movies with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award- winning singer, MTV VMA-winning video and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ...

World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut
World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut

Baseball star Jackie Robinson made Stamford his home, and football Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli was born in the city, as was baseball manager Bobby Valentine. Valentine also owns a popular restaurant in downtown Stamford that bears his name. Boxing champion Gene Tunney is buried in town. Cooking author Ina Garten and physicist Robert Jaffe grew up in Stamford. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 940 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut Photo taken July 9, 2007 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 940 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut Photo taken July 9, 2007 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Andrew Andy Robustelli (born December 6, 1925, Stamford, Connecticut) is an NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame player and a prominent business man. ... Robert John Valentine (born May 13, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut) is a former player and manager in Major League Baseball. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... James Joseph Gene Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928. ... Ina Rosenberg Garten (born February 2, 1948) is an American author and host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa. ... Robert L. Jaffe is the Jane and Otto Morningstar Professor of Physics at MIT, and the former Director of the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics. ...


Former NBA Commissioner J. Walter Kennedy was born at Stamford Hospital lived most of his life in the City. He taught at St Basil's Preparatory School before being elected to two terms as Mayor of Stamford. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


Georges Clemenceau, the French premier during World War I taught at a girl's school in Stamford in the 1860s. U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman was born here in 1942. U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays is a former resident. John J. McCloy, a prominent advisor to presidents, died in Stamford. William F. Buckley Jr., founder of National Review magazine, also died in Stamford. Georges Clemenceau, by Nadar. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Joseph Isadore Joe Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a United States Senator from Connecticut. ... Shays is interviewed in a charity facility. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... William Frank Buckley Jr. ... National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine of political opinion, founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr. ...


Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore, lived in the city for 10 years. Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Major-Archdiocese of Lviv, and one of the cardinals considered a possible successor to Pope John Paul II in 2005, was educated at St. Basil's College in Stamford. Mt Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota (John) Gutzon Borglum (March 25, 1867 –March 6, 1941). ... For the 1960s rock band, see Mount Rushmore (band). ... His Eminence Lubomyr Cardinal Husar (born 26 February 1933) is a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, Major Archbishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians, and is the primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the second largest church of the Catholic Communion. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of...


Robert Jarvik, inventor of the first artificial heart, grew up in the city.[19][20] Will Shortz, puzzle editor of The New York Times, is current resident and organized national crossword puzzle championships held in Stamford until 2006, when it was announced the contest was to be moved to New York City. Robert Koffler Jarvik (born 11 May 1946) is an American scientist and physician known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart. ... Will Shortz (b. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Many professional wrestlers and executives associated with World Wrestling Entertainment reside in Stamford or in neighboring towns, as the city is home to WWE's corporate headquarters. Rihanna, pop/R&B singer, currently resides in Stamford.[21] ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Not to be confused with Rhianna or Rayhana. ...


Some films shot in Stamford

These are some of the films shot in the city, in reverse chronological order: Stamford, Connecticut is increasingly being used as a filming location for motion pictures, especially since a 30 percent state tax credit for movie production took effect on July 30, 2006. ...

  • Old Dogs (2008) - Filmed inside UConn Stamford Campus.
  • Dancing With Shiva (2008) - Salon Shahim and in a home on Westview Lane
  • Righteous Kill (2008) - Filmed in front of UConn Stamford Campus, at Trump Park.
  • College Road Trip (2008)
  • Pistol Whipped(2008) - AKA Marker
  • Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • What Just Happened (2008) - Locations include Canal Street, Tresser Boulevard, and the front of Stamford Town Center.
  • In Bloom (2008), Starting in August 2006, the movie became the first major, full-length film since "The Ice Storm" to be shot entirely in Connecticut. Locations include Waterside, Springdale, Glenbrook and the West Side, "St. Basil College, Victory Deli, Pellicci's Restaurant, Stamford Hospital and private homes on Scott Place and Apple Tree Drive, and the Palace Theater.[22][4]
  • Reservation Road (2007) started shooting in October 2006. Locations include Cove Island Park, Stamford Academy, Long Ridge Church and Black Bear Saloon.
  • Person of Interest (2007)
  • Saving Grace (2007)
  • Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)
  • Too Bad (2006)
  • Wordplay (2006)[23] - Filmed at the Marriott hotel
  • Beyond the Mat (1999)
  • Scenes from a Mall (1991) - Scenes from the Stamford Town Center.
  • The Cardinal (1963) - Scene taken in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church on Atlantic Street.
  • Boomerang (1947) - Filmed almost entirely in Stamford.

Source (unless otherwise noted): Internet Movie DataBase page on Stamford Scene for College Road Trip being filmed in Stamford, Connecticut College Road Trip is a 2008 comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Stamford Town Center is an urban shopping mall in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. ... Cove Island Park is a beach in Stamford, Connecticut located on Long Island Sound. ... Wordplay is a 2006 documentary film about Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle. ... Beyond the Mat is a 1999 professional wrestling documentary, directed by Barry Blaustein. ... Scenes from a Mall is a 1991 satirical film directed by Paul Mazursky starring Bette Midler and Woody Allen. ... Stamford Town Center is an urban shopping mall in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. ... The Cardinal is a 1963 film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. ... Boomerang! is a 1947 film based on a true story about the early career of Attorney General Homer Cummings. ...


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Further reading

  • Springdale Remembered 1640-1949, by Rosemary Burns
  • The Story of the Early Settlers of Stamford, Connecticut by Jeanne Majdalany

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