Friday, January 25, 2008

Carroll Gardens does TV!

Carroll Gardens does TV!

Hello from CORD! From our blog today at

Carroll Gardens does TV!

B-CAT is starting a brand new TV segment using BLOGGERS on their TV news magazine program called "Interview", a program featuring Brooklyn News on Brooklyn Independent television.

The first blog to be featured will happily be: Gowanus Lounge by Bob Guskind, who has consistently and tirelessly been covering our neighborhood for months, highlighting our fight to preserve the integrity of our beloved neighborhood against overdevelopment.

Thanks to Bob, CORD was invited to an interview for this premier segment!

Featured were, of course, the Democracy Wall, our Petition for a Building Moratorium in Carroll Gardens, and other CG overdevelopment issues and "hotspots".

This program will air on television repeatedly for TWO WEEKS starting this MONDAY JANUARY 29!
(See dates and details below). Also coming very soon will be a free viewing link which we will post on the CORD blog so do not worry if you do not get Cable TV......

Stay tuned for the link!

The segment premieres on B-Cat 3 on Monday, 1/28/08 at 9pm and then airs again:

Tuesdays at 3:30pm & 11:30pm;
Thursdays at 1:30pm & 9:30pm;
Fridays at 1:30pm;
Saturdays at 8:30pm
3rd Monday (and 1st Monday of the following month) at 9pm

All shows air on "B-CAT 3" which is:

Time Warner Cable channel 56
Cablevision channel 69

See you there! Triada S.


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........