Monday, October 29, 2007


News flash: CORD was interviewed by the television this morning at the 360 Smith Street proposed development site! Stay tuned for the time and date of an upcoming broadcast.......

On another upbeat note: We have new friends in Queens and our blogs/lives have been co-linked today at New York Magazine on-line.
Their article is entitled, "Requiem for a City" featured with the our very own Carroll Gardens mural pictured below.
Queens has written to CORD: "Congratulations!"
And we say back to them: "And to you, Queens!"
Please see their blog at
The focus? A website focused on the overdevelopment and "tweeding" of the borough of Queens in the City of New York. Sound familiar anyone? (See our sidebar for the link).


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........