Friday, August 24, 2007

Town Hall Event Notes!

Hello from CORD!
For those of you who did not attend last night's standing room only(!) Town Hall Meeting at Scotto's Funeral Home, please see today's Gowanus Lounge for all the latest!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Carroll Gardens Meeting Addresses Development Moratorium, Other Issues" Link
Many continued thanks (!) to Bob Guskind, Blog Owner for his on-going, thorough coverage of our stories here in Carroll Gardens ever since Bob first broke the story "Heavy Metal Coming to Smith Street?" at Curbed on 5-24-2007 and "Smith Street Could Get Very Very Shiny" at Gownaus Lounge on May 25, 2007.


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........