Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"A Walk Around the Blog" from B-CAT

Here is the video segment from the Brooklyn Review program called, "A Walk Around the Blog" currently airing on television! Gowanus Lounge and CORD are featured in a segment called "A Walk around the Blog" that takes the viewer on a walk to see two highly controversial development sites in Carroll Gardens that most, if not all, Carroll Gardens residents will recognize at once. "Brooklyn Review" is Brooklyn's only news magazine show and airs on Time Warner Cable TV Channel 56. Airs: Tuesdays 3:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Thursday 1:30 PM and 9:30 Pm. Fridays 1:30 Pm Saturdays 8:30 PM.


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........