Saturday, September 20, 2008


The public hearing sessions at the BSA/Board of Standards and Appeals for :
360 Smith Street /aka 131 Second Place/ aka Oliver House
will take place this coming Wednesday!

What: Two applications* for 360 Smith Street/ aka 131 Second Place/aka Oliver House

When: September 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Where: BSA/Board of Standards and Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 6th Floor, Hearing Room E, NY,NY 10006

Directions: F train to Jay st/Boro Hall. A train to Braodway/Nassau. Short walk.

*Applications #202-08 BZY and #212-08-A will both be heard then.

As it is a public hearing, the public can speak. Three minutes are allotted for each speaker.

We will need your support at this public hearing!
Perhaps, you will be willing to speak before the BSA; perhaps, you will choose to share your thoughts with the Board via a letter.
Please do not be afraid to participate. Listen to what your neighbors have to say, listen to how they feel about where we live and let your voice be heard as well. This is your chance to make change happen. Take it!.

The public is also encouraged to write to the BSA.. THE BSA WILL ACCEPT WRITTEN STATEMENTS UP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 24.

For specific guidance regarding comments, submissions, etc, contact Toni Matias 212-788-8752.


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........