Whats with the new statue in Stamford?

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any clue

Englishtown, NJ

#1 Nov 18, 2009
Anybody know anything about the new statue of the two lesbians dancing thats at the corner of Shippan and Magee avenues?
Refried

Oakville, CT

#2 Nov 18, 2009
Are you sure it was a statue?
Abolish The Fed

Clifton, NJ

#3 Nov 18, 2009
any clue wrote:
Anybody know anything about the new statue of the two lesbians dancing thats at the corner of Shippan and Magee avenues?
Rumor has it that those 2 were actually employees of the department of children and families.
Vox Pop

Plainville, CT

#4 Nov 18, 2009
Refried wrote:
Are you sure it was a statue?
Going to Mygatt soon. Gotta check this out.
MJZ

United States

#5 Nov 18, 2009
people donate tacky art to the city, they dump it in the weirdist places!
trashcan dan

Englishtown, NJ

#6 Nov 19, 2009
They are celebrating the installation of the astro turf. It is my final gift to this fine city.
Refried

Oakville, CT

#7 Nov 19, 2009
Abolish The Fed wrote:
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Rumor has it that those 2 were actually employees of the department of children and families.
Tsk Tsk. Just because you lost your children to them does not mean that you should hold a grudge.
trashcan dan

Englishtown, NJ

#8 Nov 19, 2009
By the way - I'll be dedicating a 16 year old statue at KT Murphy. Can't get enough PR these days, and lord knows I need it for my run at governorship.
any clue

Stamford, CT

#9 Nov 19, 2009
trashcan dan wrote:
By the way - I'll be dedicating a 16 year old statue at KT Murphy. Can't get enough PR these days, and lord knows I need it for my run at governorship.
But Danno, will the 16 year old be sellin spliffs on school property?
Point Resident

Stamford, CT

#10 Nov 19, 2009
any clue wrote:
Anybody know anything about the new statue of the two lesbians dancing thats at the corner of Shippan and Magee avenues?
If you look at it from the Harbor Dr. side, it appears one has her hand on the others butt.
Point Resident

Stamford, CT

#11 Nov 19, 2009
Just what is this all about anyway?

Is it something to do with the breast cancer fundraiser that is held annually?

Bueller.......
Bueller.......
Abolish The Fed

Clifton, NJ

#12 Nov 19, 2009
Refried wrote:
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Tsk Tsk. Just because you lost your children to them does not mean that you should hold a grudge.
My grudge against them involves stealing children without warrants, stealing children for monetary gain, and placing children in harms way i.e. "licensed foster homes" where pedophiles run free to abuse and molest.

The good employees get fired for not stealing enough kids while the vicious ones get promoted.
Vox Pop

United States

#13 Nov 19, 2009
Point Resident wrote:
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If you look at it from the Harbor Dr. side, it appears one has her hand on the others butt.
Anyone have a clue as to the source of this "donation" to the city?
I frpve by it today. Yes. Two women, but hardly in a provocative pose.
Point Resident

Stamford, CT

#14 Nov 20, 2009
frpve ?

Vox, time for your meds again!
Vox Pop

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Nov 20, 2009
Point Resident wrote:
frpve ?
Vox, time for your meds again!
More like time for spellcheck.."..drove. " Sorry.
Vox Pop

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Nov 20, 2009
Angela has a story about the sculpture in the 9/20 Advocate. A WPA work, entitled "Neighbors," it was relocated from the former Fairfield Court housing complex at Fairfield and Stillwater Avenues. So, now we know it was a restored depression-era work which has found a new home. The location is a bit ironic, with its proximity to the post WWII quonset huts that once occupied the new soccer fields.
stamford resident

Englishtown, NJ

#17 Nov 20, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
Angela has a story about the sculpture in the 9/20 Advocate. A WPA work, entitled "Neighbors," it was relocated from the former Fairfield Court housing complex at Fairfield and Stillwater Avenues. So, now we know it was a restored depression-era work which has found a new home. The location is a bit ironic, with its proximity to the post WWII quonset huts that once occupied the new soccer fields.
What were the purpose of the qunoset huts? As a kid, I remember seeing them back where the boats are now being stored.
Refried

Oakville, CT

#18 Nov 20, 2009
Vox Pop

Fort Worth, TX

#19 Nov 20, 2009
stamford resident wrote:
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What were the purpose of the qunoset huts? As a kid, I remember seeing them back where the boats are now being stored.
Post WWII there were thousands of GIs coming home - married - with nowhere to live. The Quonset Huts were supposed to be a temporary answer to the housing shortage. They were there for a long time.
Their eventual demolition was not smooth. Some residents were relocated to trailers for a time. Trailers parked right under the "old" city incinerator. Talk about a motivation to move..that was it.
Publius

AOL

#20 Nov 20, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
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Post WWII there were thousands of GIs coming home - married - with nowhere to live. The Quonset Huts were supposed to be a temporary answer to the housing shortage. They were there for a long time.
Their eventual demolition was not smooth. Some residents were relocated to trailers for a time. Trailers parked right under the "old" city incinerator. Talk about a motivation to move..that was it.
Other Quonset huts were on High Ridge Road across from Terrace.

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