Monday, December 3, 2007

Wake UP!! Councilman DeBlasio!

Coucilman Bill DeBlasio: Have you forgotten us here in Carroll Gardens? Where oh where are you? Where is the wide streets ruling change you promised? Have you forgotten you agreed that Second Place and our other Place and Street Blocks ARE NOT WIDE STREETS and this arcane ruling can be EASILY REMEDIED forcing new developments in Carroll Gardens to scale back?? Call Councilman Bill today! 718-854-9791


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........