Tuesday, December 28, 2010

CG Updates and Markowitz welcomes complaints!

Tonight at 6 PM residents of Second Street aired on Channel 4 Local Evening News when a local oil company truck could not deliver heating oil to a house in the middle of the block due to the unplowed condition of Second Street. The landlord of the house was concerned for her tenants who have a young baby.

ALSO: From the PMFA blog:

"Just received this notice from Borough President Marty Parkowitz's office regarding the slow (read non-exisiting) plowing on Brooklyn side streets. He apparently welcomes our complaints. Great...Above are some of the unplowed streets I walked along this afternoon in Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill. Marty, can you do something about this?" PMFA

"Residents receiving an unsatisfactory response from 311 have made concerns known to BP."

"In the aftermath of the recent storm, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has received hundreds of calls and emails from constituents frustrated by their attempts to contact 311 and air their concerns. All complaints have been forwarded to the New York City Department of Sanitation. Brooklynites may continue to voice their concerns regarding snow removal by contacting the BP's office at 718-802-3777 or askmarty@brooklynbp.nyc.gov



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........