Whats with the new statue in Stamford?
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Lord Kin-knock

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Nov 20, 2009
I think I have the solution. When the darling child steals bread crumbs at dawn, thee shall never enter into the safety of the inexplicable metaphor.
Vox Pop

United States

#22 Nov 21, 2009
Publius wrote:
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Other Quonset huts were on High Ridge Road across from Terrace.
You got me there. I seem to recall small bungalows at the Rippowam site.
Stamford

Piscataway, NJ

#23 Nov 23, 2009
Love the rant, Stumbled upon this forum. I did learn some history about the quonset huts. The history on the statue goes back 70 years or so from a depression era sculptor, Showing two woman neighbors supporting each other as their men are off fighting in the war. Basically neighbors supporting each other in challenging times.
Funny to see that people go right to the lesbian slant.
really

Englishtown, NJ

#24 Nov 23, 2009
Stamford wrote:
Funny to see that people go right to the lesbian slant.
You've got to admit, it does make things more interesting, particularly given where it is now located.
Stamford

Piscataway, NJ

#25 Nov 23, 2009
Yeah I have to agree it does. LOL But I think the their intentions were in the right place... Saving an old statue that represents neighbors helping each other at the entrance of a neighborhood.
Lord Kin-Knock

Brooklyn, NY

#26 Nov 23, 2009
intentions are far less honourable when compared to the lyrics of Cameo's word up
Eiji Nishimura

Englishtown, NJ

#27 Mar 28, 2010
From http://shippan.com/

n Thursday November 19th, Mayor Dan Malloy and other notable dignitaries dedicated Shippan Point's latest work of art, the sculpture by Henry Kreis entitled "Neighbors". On hand for the dedication were Tim Curtin, special assistant to the Mayor, Ben Barnes, Director of Operations, Ronald Marcus from the Stamford Historical Society, Erik Findeisen, SPA President and James Ryan, SPA Chairman, representatives from Charter Oak Communities and many Shippan neighbors. "Neighbors" was sculpted in 1937 by Henry Kreis as one of the depression era Works Progress Administration projects.

For many years this statue stood at Fairfield Court, a Stamford housing complex. During the renovation of this complex, Charter Oak Communities set aside funds to restore this statue and another by the same artist entitled "Mother and Son". Kreis' theme for both sculptures was men and women going to war and women staying behind to hold the neighborhood together. As both Erik Findeisen and Ron Marcus pointed out in their remarks to the spectators, a similar situation exists today with men and women off fighting in not one, but two wars and many others victims of the current recession. As Erik Findeisen said in his closing remarks "I am hopeful that years from now my children's children will come out and see this beautiful piece of art and experience the meaning of neigbors supporting each other"....
sad story

Stamford, CT

#28 Mar 31, 2010
seems as though some screwball killed the statue by smashing one of the heads and taking it.

love it or hate it, theres no reason to destroy a piece of art work. leave it alone for everybody to form their own opinion.

while I doubt it, if anybody knows the whereabouts of the missing sculpture head, just have somebody put it in a mailbox. suprisingly, the usps works very hard to find owners of weird items. I got my wallet back,(minus cash) after three weeks!
WTF

Montville, NJ

#29 Apr 2, 2010
It's those who lack education or appreciation of the arts, go around and destroying it. The statue is of 2 farm hands. I doubt the artist meant anything sexual from it. To be able to look at a sculpture, decide that it is "gay", is interesting. While I am not going to say this interpretation is incorrect. It doesn't take more than 1 class in psychology to know who thinks this is "gay", and that's bad. Is most likely a big homophobic. Which isn't the city's problem. Just because you don't like something doesn't give you the right to destroy it. When are people going to learn they can't put their hands on anything that isn't theirs. This town is fucked and that was beautiful art.
Quonset curious

New York, NY

#30 Jan 24, 2013
Are there any former-residents of the post-WWII Quonset huts who remember surprise visits from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? He was my father, who lived on Shippan Point and thought Quonset hut families probably felt unwelcomed by local residents, and he wanted to give them some kindness. He always kept his kindness anonymous except to us, his family. I would appreciate hearing any stories anyone might have of Santa's visits to the Quonset huts. Thanks!
Quonset curious

New York, NY

#31 Jan 24, 2013
Ammlooking for Quonset hut families post-WWII who remember surprise visits from Santa Claus on Christmas Eves. He was my father and sympathetic to the families' situation. I would love to hear remembrances ofnhisnisits and if they affected you in any way. Thanks!
Quonset curious

New York, NY

#32 Jan 24, 2013
Am looking for families who lived in the Quonset huts post-WWII who remember surprise visits from Santa Claus on Christmas Eves. He was my father, who was sympathetic with the families' situations, and also felt some gullt for not having served in the war, even though he was over-age. I would love to hear from anyone with memories of Santa's visits and if they affected you in any way. Thanks!
Quonset question

New York, NY

#33 Jan 25, 2013
Does anyone remember visits from Santa Claus to the Quonset huts? He was my father, though he preferred to be anonymous, his quiet Christmas gift (a thank-you gift) to the GI families. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers those visits and if they meant something to you. Thanks!
Quonset question

New York, NY

#34 Jan 26, 2013
Sorry for all the entries -- I thiught they weren't registering --

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