Monday, April 27, 2009

Thanks to all for the Dazzle Me Forum!

CORD would like to thank all those who attended the Dazzle Me Forum last Saturday, candidates and residents alike. For a good re-cap of the events, see these two blogs. (Click on them to link).
Pardon Me for Asking
Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn



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........