Sunday, May 24, 2009

Project Connect Students interested in Gowanus Superfund!

Gowanus Superfund

Project Connect students (See their blog at: had the opportunity to meet with community organizers from local organizations: FROGG (Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus) and CORD (Coalition for Respectful Development) to discuss the Gowanus Superfund. They talked about how polluted the canal is and what they can do to help make a change.

Check out the story of the interview at PMFA:


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........