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Norwalk is the Perfect Place for Tag Sales

It’s almost September and the residents of our Morningside Gardens Norwalk apartments know what that means…it’s tag sale season! Norwalk hosts more tag sales in September than any other month and this year there’s even more to get excited about as this Saturday August 28 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. the park surrounding the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT will be overflowing with a wide variety of new and used merchandise during the museum’s fourth annual Old-fashioned Flea Market.

Vendors will be there offering everything from vintage to contemporary fashion, rare and one-of-a-kind objects and everyday household items. Among the vendors this year, Phyllis Rose of the Maury Rose Group of Greenwich will display antiques and collectible items including a rare pair of solid brass Gucci insignia plaques that were originally from the fashion company’s headquarters in Milan, Italy. Furniture on sale will include a set of wine tasting chairs from the cellar of a renowned Hollywood star who recently sold his mansion in Greenwich.

The Old-fashioned Flea Market will feature an outdoor exhibit of classic and antique cars from 1911 through the 70s, including a 1911 Cadillac, a 1927 Model T Ford, a 1912 Packard Touring and a 1956 Chevrolet, among others. Read More→

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UCONN Art Gallery

Did you know that just a few blocks away from our downtown Stamford apartment rentals at Hoyt-Bedford, Morgan Manor and The Townhouse, the Stamford campus of UCONN frequently hosts various exhibitions in their gallery and open, 3-story lobby. The latest collection is near and dear to many native Connecticut residents. It’s called “Faster than a Speeding Bullet … an Exploration of Funnies, Superheroes and Comic Book Art by Regional Artists” and it features more than 130 items from syndicated comics to graphic novels and paintings. More than half the artists live right here in Connecticut. Something you may not know is many now famous artists and cartoonists lived here.

Among the artists you’ll find Mort Walker, the Stamford resident behind “Beetle Bailey,” Ray Billingsley, the Harlem-raised Stamford artist who created “Curtis,” and Frank McLaughlin, a Stratford-raised illustrator who has drawn everything from Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to the “Brenda Starr, Reporter” and “The Heart of Juliet Jones” comic strips. You’ll also get to see the work of some new and younger artists such as  Carl Herring Jr., a West Haven graphic novelist, Adam Wallenta, a Hamden comic artist, and Kevin Liell, a Stamford resident who does print work for Lucas Films. Read More→

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Stamford Restaurant Weeks

If you’re beginning to smell some delicious scents wafting toward your Stamford apartment rentals, then you know what that means. It’s time for Stamford Restaurant Weeks!

The summer festivities kicked off yesterday with even more participating restaurants than last year and some extra special promotions you don’t want to miss. Residents of the downtown Stamford apartments at Hoyt-Bedford, Morgan Manor and The Townhouse as well as others in the surrounding area will find that this event is a great way to sample some of Stamford’s hottest and newest restaurants, offering up cuisine from around the world.

Twenty-eight of downtown Stamford’s restaurants are participating with special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. With lunch prices ranging from $10.11 to $20.11 and dinner priced from $15.11 to $30.11, you’ll find that you can visit all your favorites and try some new dining destinations without breaking the bank. Read More→

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Morningside Gardens

The residents of our Stamford apartment rentals at Morningside Gardens in Norwalk are perfectly situated to enjoy all the best amenities Norwalk has to offer. With the summer winding down, thoughts begin to turn to back-to-school lists. Whether you are in grad school at one of the local campuses, attending Continuing Ed in the evenings or if you have school-age children of your own, shopping for everything you need to get the school year off to a good start can be daunting. That’s why it’s always nice to report the annual “Tax Free Week” is back. There was some concern in Hartford that the current budget situation might deter legislators from allowing a week of tax-free shopping but, thankfully, the conclusion was reached that the benefits to CT residents would far out-weigh the lost tax revenue.

So Connecticut will hold its annual Tax-Free Week from Sunday, Aug. 21, to Saturday, Aug. 27. Consumers will not pay the 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear priced under $300 during the week. The week is timed each year to coincide with back-to-school shopping. The price you see is the price you pay – no add-ons from the state.

From Prospect Street, our Norwalk residents can head west on CT Avenue for Target, Kohl’s, Old Navy and Wal-Mart. Or they can go north for Bob’s, Hawley Lane Shoes and the bigger Wal-Mart on the Norwalk/Wilton line. All these stores are less than 2 miles away so you’ll save money on gas, save the tax and save plenty of time to your Morningside Gardens home!

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