Friday, November 13, 2009

Response to Rep. Clarke: "Frustrated Brooklynite on Third Street"‏


On Friday October 30, 2009, several pro-Superfund community residents met with legislative staff members of our Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, regarding her position (?) on the nomination of the Gowanus Canal to the National Priorities list as a Superfund site. On Friday November 6 we received a response from Rep. Clarke’s office. We were expecting more and asked you for your opinion.

Over the next days, we will be posting your comments…(Please feel free to continue to send in your comments to

Here is a response to Rep. Clarke from “Frustrated Brooklynite on Third Street”:

"I expected more from Rep. Clarke. First of all at the EPA presentation the EPA estimated that it would take 10 years from start to finish not 20. A timeline is fine. Too bad she didn't have anyone from her office at the presentation."

Frustrated Brooklynite on Third Street


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........