Thursday, March 5, 2009

Robert Guskind 1958 - 2009: Founder of Gowanus Lounge Dies

For Robert Guskind 1958 - 2009

to Bob:

Your passing has us speechless, today. We will miss you sorely as you were the best kind of Friend a neighborhood coalition could ever have.

Again and again you showed us your spirit and your integrity and your courage. You were a true leader in the World of Brooklyn Blogs: the Best!

Know that you have left the world a better place.
We love you.
Rest in Peace.


We will always remember this walk around Brooklyn we took with you in the winter of 2008:


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........