Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Farewell to a Longtime, Devoted, Carroll Gardens Community Activist

Hello from CORD!

As you may have heard already, longtime Carroll Gardens community activist, Vinny Favorito, is leaving Carroll Gardens.

'Vinny' has been an invaluable member of, and asset to our community for many, many years. His selfless service to our beloved community has helped to make Carroll Gardens the close-knit, community activist community that it has, indeed, become!

Please do come and buy yourself a drink or two…and/or…

Just stop by and say your farewell and


to a fellow community member/activist: Vincent Favorito.

What say you….can you make it?

Location: Calpurnia Wine Bar at Court Street and First Place

Date: June 3, 2011 Friday

Time: Starts 7pm

We want to present him with a certificate of appreciation from all of us….if you would like to sign too, please call 917-912-6020 to do so.

Please spread the word….thanks much!



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........