Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Door to Door September Petition Drive!

Cord has received several inquiries relating to last week's meeting(s) and the current status of 360 Smith Street, and we promise to have a few words on these subjects very soon! But, in the meantime: CORD NEEDS YOUR HELP!! We are looking to find volunteers to help us get more signatures for our Cord petition! We think that one very simple and easy way to get lots of new signatures is to have one or two volunteers per block who are willing to go door to door explaining the importance of signing this petition to your very own neighbors.
So, how about it? Will you please help us take this petition to your streets? Please contact us at: if you would like to help us out. Thank you in advance!


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........