Thursday, October 16, 2008

Walk Against Over-Development this SATURDAY!/ Party to Follow!

Brooklyn Walkathon!! Walk Against Over-Development!
with: Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn!

DATE: This Saturday, Oct. 18

The walk will commence in front of Bob Law's Seafood Cafe (637 Vanderbilt -- btwn St. Marks and Prospect Place) and conclude with an after party including free food and live music (to be announced) at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Avenue at President Street).

TIME: Registration for walkers will start at 5:15pm in front of Bob Law's Seafood Cafe, and the walk will take place from 6:15 - 7:30pm.

Your support and participation are more important than ever as we approach the completion of the fifth year in the fight against Atlantic Yards and for responsible, democratic development. Sponsor a Walker Today!

After Party With Delphine Blue & The Atomic Grind Show

This Saturday, October 18th, Come out and Walk to Raise Funds for the Legal Fight Against Ratner's Faltering Atlantic Yards Plan.

Due to the brutal economy, widespread community opposition, pending lawsuits and Ratner's own mismanagement, the developer cannot possibly build the project he has promised these last five years. Still, he continues his devastation of Prospect Heights and swallowing hundreds of millions of public dollars in the midst of this recession. And he does this with New York State's support. That is amoral, and it's gotta stop.

Thats why we need YOU to participate in the Walkathon

And after the walk, come to the party at the Brooklyn Lyceum, Featuring:

*The global sounds of legendary New York City club and radio DJ Delphine Blue
A live set from The Atomic Grind Show "mixing rock, jazz, country and other musical styles with carny attitude" (TimeOutNY).

All walkers and donors get in free. For those not walking or sponsoring walkers, entrance is a $20 donation.

Now for those of you who aren't registered for the walk or haven't yet sponsored a walker:

If you are unable to join the Walkathon you can still show your support by sponsoring one of the walker teams or an individual walker.
It's quick and easy:

Just 4 Quick Steps to sponsor one of the walker teams with an online donation:

2. Select a team to sponsor.
3. Finally click "General Team Donation."
4. Make your donation.

Also, if you know somebody walking you can sponsor him or her with an online donation by CLICKING HERE.

If you are planning on walking and raising funds from sponsors, please register today and send out your requests for sponsors with our easy to use online tool at:


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........