Wednesday, January 30, 2008

When "Okay" is "Not Okay"! Mayor Bloomberg's button M.I.A.

Technology sure does simplify things doesn't it? ahem.... NOPE. For example, in the post below we gave you a LINK to the Mayor's office: a direct link via an email message from you to him. Guess what? It's impossible to use for many..... many...... people

That's because the "Okay" button is NOT OKAY! The "okay" button, located on the very bottom, left of the pop-up page that confirms your text, is so far down the page that many people are having trouble even finding it! One has to wonder. Does the Mayor' s office NOT? want too many emails from his constituents? To remedy this situation try a HIGHER RESOLUTION (find that in the "Display Settings") so that your text on your monitor gets SMALLER so that you can find the "Okay" button. OKAY? One of our petitions signers sent in another trick:
"I got the email to the mayor to work an even easier way....On the top of the screen, on my computer, are things that say , file, edit, view, tools, message, and help...n the VIEW section, there is something that says, TEXT SIZE , with a sideways arrow indicating more choices....put the cursor on the arrow and VOILA!, from smallest to largest text size...I needed to go to SMALLEST, before the darn thing would work"

But if these idea makes you anxiety-ridden, there is always option number two!

Simply Copy/Paste this letter below (or the longer, more comprehensive one on our newsletter, or write one of your own!) and sign it and put in an envelope and lick a stamp and you are good to go!
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
NY, NY 1ooo7
Now wasn't that easy?

OPTION THREE ANYONE? Highlight, Print and FAX to: (212) 788-2460
Don't let technology stop us! We have come too far for an little "OKAY" button to stand in our way!

Poem by a Carroll Gardens Petition Signer:


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........