Thursday, April 9, 2009

High Priority! Gowanus Canal Superfund Nomination Meeting!!

Below is the information about the informational meeting regarding the nomination of the Canal for Superfunds
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Invite you to a
A Public Information Forum with
Regarding the Gowanus Canal Nomination for Superfund
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 PM
PS 32 Auditorium 317 Hoyt Street (between Union & President Streets)
Bring Your Questions
US Environmental Protection Agency
Will explain how the Superfund program works and nomination process
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


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........