Friday, June 20, 2008

DDDB asks PACB to reconsider AY approval; Engineer Charged in Laborer Death; and SMITH STREET FUN DAY!!;

This Sunday come to the annual: “Smith Street Sunday Funday” fair.

It runs from 11AM-6PM from Union Street to Bergen street. CORD will a have a table...see you there!!


Friday, June 20, 2008

Given 50% arena cost increase, DDDB asks PACB to reconsider AY approval

"Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB) yesterday asked the three-member Public Authorities Control Board (PACB)—comprised of Governor David Paterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno—to revisit its approval of the Atlantic Yards project, given “the dramatic increase in cost of Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards arena and the development project as a whole.” The effort relies on an untested area of state law...."
(from AY see link below for more)




See This Link at the New York Post


June 20, 2008 -- A second suspect was indicted yesterday in the death of a day laborer in a wall collapse at a Brooklyn construction site.

Abraham Herzberg, 86, an engineer, was charged with filing faked papers with the Department of Buildings showing excavation plans for the site in East New York. The papers carried another engineer's signature, the city Department of Investigation says


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........