Monday, November 26, 2007

The Future of the Gowanus Canal and State Senator Montgomery

State Senator Velmanette Montgomery invites you to:

The Future of the Gowanus Canal:
A Community Forum on the Environmental Quality

Including Combined Sewage Overflows (CSO) and Cleaning up the Canal

Hear from Commissioner Pete Granis
Commissioner Emily Lloyd
Federal Corps of Engineers
Gowanus Canal Advocates

Thursday December 6, 2007
6-8 PM
Belarusion Church
Atlantic Ave at Bond Street
For details call State Senator Montgomery's Office at 718-643-6140

For more details see our CORD newsletter! (Subscribe for free at the right)


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........