from our: CG CORD NewsletterCarroll Gardens Narrow Street/Wide Street Zoning Text Amendment
Barbara Brookhart , Executive Committee Member of the CGNA reminds us all:
We need everyone to come to support approval of a proposed Zoning Resolution Text Amendment (#N080345ZRK)
"Please look at my blog: http://carrollgarde
"I have posted the history of the courtyard, including the old Brooklyn Law, the current Administrative law that protects the courtyards, and I would also like your thoughts on if there should be further legislation to clarify what elements, including tents, porticos, retaining walls, etc., that can be constructed in the courtyards.
"Sidewalk cafes are regulated by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. Why shouldn’t courtyards with a commercial overlay, on the Place block corners on Court Street and the corners of President, Carroll and Second Streets, which are conducting commercial activity in their courtyards, also be regulated by DCA? After all, the courtyards are owned by the City and considered part of the street."
Also, see the NYC Dept. of City Planning: "Carroll Gardens Narrow Street/Wide Street Zoning Text Amendment"
See "Wide" Carroll Gardens Streets to Get Narrow" http://gowanuslounge.blogspot.com/2008/04/wide-carroll-gardens-streets-to-get.html