Thursday, November 29, 2007

Press Conference: Atlantic Yards Security Concerns

CBN is holding a press conference today, Thursday, at noon, at City Hall, with most of the electeds who are co-signers of a letter demanding answers to security questions about the proposed Atlantic Yards project in light of last-minute street closings for the new Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. AY as proposed is a mere 20 feet from the street, which security experts say creates a hazard in terms of security. Copied in our CORD newsletter is information on the press conference. Please copy this and send out to your lists, and attend if you can. (Subscribe to our newsletter on the right hand side.)


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........