lie at the heart
of Stamford’s historic district. After inventing the modern tumbler
padlock, Linus Yale chose Stamford as the home of his Yale Lock
Factory. “Yale & Towne,” as it came to be known, spurred Stamford’s
growth, at one point employing over a quarter of the City’s residents
and earning Stamford its nickname “The Lock City.” The City seal still
features two keys in honor of its history. The Lofts at Yale & Towne are
a current reminder of Stamford's grand past.
MOBY SLEPT HERE.
The world renown singer, songwriter, musician and DJ lived at The Lofts during its heyday as an artists' colony. A successful artist on the ambient electronica scene, Moby achieved eight top 40 singles in the UK during the 1990s. In 1999 he released the album Play, a mix of melancholic chill-out, ambient music, and upbeat electronica, which produced an impressive eight hit singles (including his most popular songs "Porcelain", "Natural Blues" and "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"). Play became a commercial and cultural phenomenon, selling over 10 million copies worldwide (the best-selling electronica album ever).
Listen to Moby talk about his special fondness for abandoned factories: