Saturday, September 1, 2007

Happy Labor Day Weekend from CORD

"CORD Challenges deBlasio" (!)
What better Labor Day gift could CORD possibly have than the article in this weekend's Courier by Joe Maniscalco? "CORD challenges deBlasio: This is your chance to make a difference they say....." by Joe Maniscalco: (Thank you Joe from CORD!)
Carroll Gardens Cobble Hill Courier Link (*Article at newstands only this weekend)


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........