Sunday, July 8, 2007

News Coverage

Many thanks to Joe Maniscalco and the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill Courier!
Thanks to Joe, columnist at the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill Courier, 360 Smith Street overdevlopment and the CORD petition have received factual, up-to the minute, and excellent front page coverage coverage two weeks in a row!

"SMITH STREET ANGER/ DOB approves plan for controversial building" (July 6, 2007)
"The architect is a curse on the community and the large, incongrous building he's whipping up at the corner od 2nd Place and Smith street is a slap in the face to the entire nieghborhood. That's how elected officials and residents clamoring for rezoning characterize the new Robert Scarano building being planned for 360 Smith Street" (J. Maniscalco).
Pick up a copy at your local newstand today!

"Nabe Calls for Building Moratorium" (June 29, 2007)
The owner of this parking lot on 360 Smith Street wants to build new condos on the site.
Caption: The owner of this parking lot on 360 Smith Street wants to build new condos on the site.
"Frustrated Carroll Gardens residents fed up with the pace of rezoning efforts are circulating a petition this week calling for a moratorium on the kind of large buildings planned for 360 Smith Street (J. Maniscalco)." Full story here


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........