DISTINGUISHED CARROLL GARDENS COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
GETS A STREET NAMED FOR HIM!
On. Saturday, Sept 19 Carroll Gardens will be celebrating one of its
most distinguished civic leaders, the late Frank Verderame, by
co naming Second Place between Smith and Court Streets in his honor.
The street sign unveiling will take place promptly at 10 AM on the
corner of Court St and Second Place. Light refreshments and a chance
to share memories of Frank will follow immediately in the Transit
Garden at the corner of Smith St and Second Place. Please join Frank's
Family and friends from CORD, FROGG, Transit Garden, CGNA and others
on this special day.
IN THE MEANTIME JOSH SKALLER, CORD"S candidate of choice, picked
up two majorendorsememtns this week! The Courier and the Brooklyn Start.
Please see these links.
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN STAR
Would Frank Vederame approve of Josh Skaller's candidacy, the only City
Council Candidate who does NOT accept money from developers?
We think so.! Frank worked long and hard to protect the public plaza at the
Carroll Gardens Subway Station on Second Place from the
devlopment that is currently going on there for the Oliver House luxury condos.
At the Gowanus Lounge Blog, Bob Guskind wrote on 12/18/2008:
"...We had sat in awe
and listened to Mr. Verderame’s recollections that the public actually
owned the plaza rather than the developer. Of course, supporters of the
development disagreed, but we believed that Mr. Verderame was correct
and that the developer and the public officials who supported the
development knew that Mr. Verderame’s intimate knowledge was truly
Very Sad News: Former Assem. & Carroll Gardens Activist Frank Verderame Passes Away
Frank Verderame at the Public Subway Plaza on 2nd Place and Smith
City Council Candidate Josh Skaller