Monday, October 11, 2010

Hail Mary!! Brooklyn gets iced!

What does it take for Brooklyn to get a little air time? Tonight's spectacular, and frankly, scary weather in Brooklyn seems to have flown right "under the radar" of the "major" NYC media outlets tonight (so far) altho Twitter and the Blogs are full of emotional descriptions of the 60 ? mph winds and golf ball ? sized hail we just experienced! The photos above of Smith Street and Carroll Park were taken tonight at 9:25 PM.

Some in cyberspace are calling it the "Brooklyn Apocaplypse" part two! (After our recent tornado and "poo-poo tsunami" on the Gowanus Canal) . What next? Locusts? For more see PMFA



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........