The Latest from CORD/Coalition for Respectful Development www.carrollgardenspetition.
Here are some of the responses we have received from our question in last week's post here: Link
How do YOU feel about whether or not our Councilman should support us at the upcoming BSA HEARING?
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to speak out.
1) "What a shame. Mr. Deblasio.
"You have to step up and ensure Carroll Gardens remains a Low rise Brownstone neighborhood, with great Family's who treasure the way it always has been. Thank you."
Resident Henry Street
2) Steven Hart continues to speak on the CGNA listserve:
(See his letter on our CORD blog yesterday)
Here are some excerpts:
"It should be no surprise to anyone that the entire economy has been thrown
into exactly these conditions because of the same protectionist policies
toward corporations and the same capricious lack of regulation in capital
....."Now what do we do here in Brooklyn? Take Mr. Stein's fiasco on Smith St.
One approach is to turn him loose in the vague hope that his tumor-sized
project will somehow provide employment and get built in some form that will
not be as visually reprehensible as the school he built directly across the
....."Certainly no elected official will stop either Stein or Ratner for the simple reason that
they seem to benefit from these developers somehow (edit).....
.......The exception might be Mr. DeBlasio who seems unable to find his footing in
any matters of substance unless they propel him upward on the political rock
face that he has chose for his ascent. Having chosen to follow Mrs. Clinton
to the top, his efforts there came to nothing (edit)....
.....Now is the chance chance for both of these officials to weigh in with the BSA to insure that the widest economic needs of the Carroll Gardens community are met. What
does that mean?....(edit)....
That means no more whiz bang schemes to revolutionize the area and turn it into someplace else. What we need is economic stability. We do not live inTexas and we do NOT need boom and bust yahoo fiscal policy. We need to secure what we have against the economic turmoil that is here and it is
going to increase. We do not need our homes diminished in value to
accommodate a one-shot developers infusion of capital financed by a bank
that may not be there next week." (End.)
IN OTHER NEWS:
Thank you Representative Yvette Clarke and her wonderful assistant, Deanna Bitetti, for your help obtaining some postal service here in Carroll Gardens! The P.O. will be at the Eileen Dugan Senior Center ONCE A MONTH starting Friday, Oct. 3!
Deanna R. Bitetti, District Representative
Office of U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke
Brooklyn District Office
123 Linden Blvd., 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Ph: 718-287-1142 Fax: 718-287-1223
From: Burrows, Andrea D - Brooklyn, NY [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:02 PM
To: Bitetti, Deanna
Subject: The Brooklyn PO - Eileen Dugan Senior Center Starts Friday, October 3, 2008
Good Morning Deanna,
As per our conversation yesterday. The USPS will visit the Eileen Dugan Senior Center once a month. We have increased the time frame from 2 hours to 4 hours.
A Clerk will be at the Senior Center on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We will start with once a month for four hours. If revenue increases and necessitates more USPS time, we will accomodate. Days of week will shift depending on time of month and needs of the Cadman Plaza Post Office.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Customer Relations Coordinator
Brooklyn Customer Services
Fax: (718) 348-3915