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P&Z Advances Application for Moderate Income, Mixed-Use Development at Former Friendly’s

After being rebuffed in on April 21 on height and bulk of the proposed 22-unit, mixed use, 3-story development submitted under Section 6-110 for moderate income housing at 100 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob, the applicant made revisions including reducing the height by about 4-1/2 feet. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Real Estate Report: April 3-10, 2020

A few weeks ago, I wrote about New York City residents who will likely want to move out of the city when the Covid-19 health crisis is behind us…I am slowly seeing an increase of people contacting me now who are trying to end their leases early in NYC in order to move to the suburbs ASAP. They want out! Continue Reading →

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I Survived COVID-19: Stamford Man Shares His Story

Taylor Boynton suspects he was one of the first people in Connecticut to be tested for COVID-19. After a BBQ in Cos Cob two weeks ago he developed strange, painful symptoms including no sense of taste. But no one at the BBQ tested positive. Boynton suspects it was travels to Yonkers and New Rochelle in Westchester the previous week were the source of his infection. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Questions on Fate of Mature Growth Trees Behind Proposed 22-Unit Building at Former Friendly’s

M&T Bank in Cos Cob at 100 East Putnam wants to remain open throughout construction of a mixed use building with 22 apartments including moderate income units, submitted under the town’s 6-110 workforce housing regulation before a moratorium was initiated. The commission has concerns that a stand of old growth trees would be removed at the steep ledge behind the development. Continue Reading →

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RENDERINGS ADDED. P&Z Watch: Tuesday Agenda to Feature Cos Cob 22-Unit Multi-Story Building with Workforce Housing & Retail at Former Friendly’s

The applicant proposes a mixed-use, moderate income housing development of three stories including 22 units, with five of them (20%) being moderate or “workforce” housing as per section 6-110. Continue Reading →

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Just Say “Lou from Cos Cob.” People Know Who He Is.

Before he ran Post Stationery, otherwise known as “Lou’s,” and long before the lifelong Democrat became Greenwich’s Tax Collector, Lou Caravella was a young boy pacing up and down Greenwich Avenue with a bag full of newspapers. He sold the Greenwich News and Graphic for 3¢ a copy and was allowed to keep a penny for himself with each sale. He was promoted to “carrier,” and later worked in the mail room during World War II, rolling up papers and gluing the brown paper wrappers with a flour and water paste to be mailed overseas. Continue Reading →

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