Monday, June 29, 2009

The Battle for the Gowanus Canal: Superfund Cleanup vs. the City Plan

An insightful and penetrating film has appeared on You Tube regarding the Gowanus Canal Clean Up. Please watch!

The Battle for the Gowanus Canal: Superfund Cleanup vs. the City Plan

In addition many blog posts appeared last week regarding the NY City Spin on the "alternative" Gowanus Canal clean-up. Please read carefully and get informed!

Last Night, City Talked Gowanus Alternative Clean-Up Plan, But Didn't Seem To Convince Many

Last Night, Act Two Of City's Gowanus Alternative Clean-Up Plan Presentation

The Word "Superfund" Scares the City! A Recap on City's "Alternative to Superfund" Presentation

The public has until July 8th to write to the EPA. Please see for instructions on sending a letter to the EPA as well as signing a Superfund the Gowanus petition. Time is running out........



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........