A community coalition blog concerned with the Carroll Gardens and Greater Gowanus communities in Brooklyn, NY: our land-use and development; our safety; our historical context; and our protection from extreme
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Important Meetings Coming This Week!
HDC presents a Pre-Conference Lecture-A History of Population in New York City
when Thursday, March 6, 2008
where Parish Hall St Mark's Church in the Bowery
131 East 10 Street, NYC
time 6:30 PM
CALL FOR RESERVATION 212-614-9107
Learn about how our city has prepared in the past for population growth and what this may mean to the next predicted population boom.
USBA (Union Sackett Block Association) MEETING
when Saturday, March 8, 2008
where Carroll Gardens Public Library, Clinton & Union Sts
time 11:30 AM
Meet with the bordering neighbors to the old ILA site, and help prepare for the community meeting with the developers, Clarett House, slated for sometime end March early April.
CGNA General Meeting
when Monday, March 10, 2008
where St Mary Star of the Sea Residence
1st Street between Hoyt and Bond
time 7:30 PM
Paul Graziano, ACRC Principal will be there to discuss possible expansion of the Historic District in Carroll Gardens
Public Scoping Hearing RE: "Toll Brothers" Gowanus Development site Scoping Hearing. City Planning on 363-365 Bond Street: March 13, 2008 As noted in the Positive Declaration for CEQR No. 08DCP033K, 363-365 Bond Street, a public scoping meeting has been scheduled for March 13, 2008 and will be held at the New York City Department of City Planning's Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007. The meeting will begin at 2:00 PM. Written comments will be accepted by the lead agency until March 24, 2008.
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........ http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?crlgrdns