Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, the CBID, will be holding their annual gala on Sunday, April 11, 2010.

At this years's dinner dance, the CBID will once again be honoring a variety of community members, leaders and activists. Some of them are your neighbors.

The South Brooklyn Coalition, an uber-group made up of several local grass roots organizations is one of the evenings honorees.

This coalition includes members of FROGG, CORD, CGNA, COBBLE HILL ASSOCIATION, PARK SLOPE NEIGHBORS, GOWANUS4LIFE, and many more.

Below please find the link to the invitation to the dinner dance

Although the CBID is a club, their annual gala is for all who wish to attend.

Everyone is welcome to the dinner dance. There are no other obligations attached. If you would like to learn more about the event or attend the function, all of the instructions are included when you go to the link.

Please Join the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
for Our 41rst Anniversary Dinner

New York City Comptroller: John Liu
Beverly Corbin of FUREE and United Neighbors of Brooklyn
Walter Kane, Activist and Labor Lawyer
Cheryl Krauss: Former CBID Executive Committee
South Brooklyn Coalition

and the Tenth Annual Tarnished Fork Award!

Sunday, April 11, 2010
The Grand Prospect Hall
263 Prospect Avenue
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Cocktails and Dinner

The venue will provide a fantastic buffet and an open bar in their amazing Victorian setting. This is your opportunity to see this historic restoration if you have never been there or a chance to revisit it. Dance to the sounds of Moondance Music and

Tickets are $100 a piece and the cost for a table of ten is a discounted $800. Please send in your ticket and ad money as soon as possible. All information is at the CBID website at


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........