Monday, March 24, 2008

CORD on the METRO front page today!

Metro columnist Amy Zimmer features CORD in a story on deadly over development stories on the front page of METRO today! Triada Samaras, one of the CORD Co-Founders, is quoted as saying, "It's like you are watching a train wreck. You can't take your eyes off it, but you know it's going to crash. (edit)

"The city isn't really on top of what it's doing. One answer is because it's moving too fast."

How sad but how true. CORD

Press here for complete Metro article

Meeting Reminder:

Toll Brothers is doing a presentation on their Gowanus Project Plans this week!

Who: Toll Brothers
When: Thurs. March 27
Where: PS 32 (Hoyt Street in Carroll Gardens)
What Time: 6 PM
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


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........