Thursday, March 4, 2010


Hello from CORD!

Wedensday we singled out State Senator Montgomery for her quick support of the Gowanus Canal designation.

Today we would like to thank the following elected officials who courageously and firmly spoke out in favor of the Superfund Designation for our canal.

These elected officials put the welfare and the safety of our community ahead of politics, and ahead of other extranneous matters that were wrongfully clouding the issue. Their statements were a welcome change from the "business as usual" kind of politics we have sometimes found in NYC.

Their support means a lot to us who live and breathe and see the Gowanus Canal on a daily basis and we look forward to working with them on a continued basis in the near future.

State Senator Daniel Squadron

Congressmanwoman Nydia Velazquez

Assemblywoman Joan Millman

City Councilman Brad lander (then Candidate, now Councilman)


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........