Friday, January 4, 2008

Latest New Year's Events

The Democracy Wall is featured at News 12 in Brooklyn! See it at You Tube as well:

And see the latest stories at Gowanus Lounge:

"Check Out the News 12 Democracy Wall Story" and

"Carroll Gardeners Testy About Council Member's Iowa Foray"

And Found in Brooklyn:

"360 Smith Street and Democracy Wall in the News"

And Pardon Me for Asking:

"Bill DeBlasio: He is Not Your Neighborhood Politician"

And it's only January 4! CORD


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........