Thursday, December 10, 2009

Carroll Gardens Front Gardens Crisis Meeting Number Two

For those of you interested in learning more about the very important Carroll Gardens front gardens issue and what is at stake:

The proposed Hannah Senesh expansion onto a publicly owned front garden that is a unique aspect of our neighborhood here in Carroll Gardens, threatens a change to our 150 year old law that protects these gardens from exactly such a construction.

Toward that end a meeting has been organized for all interested parties at the Carroll Gardens library (Union and Clinton) on Saturday 12/12 at 10 AM.  Tell your friends and neighbors.

Where:  Carroll Gardens Public Library
When:  10 AM
What:  Carroll Gardens Front Gardens


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........