Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Green Gowanus Re-Envisioning an Industrial Canal

Hello from CORD!
Here is a great event this weekend!
Our friends the F.R.O.G.G.S. are co-sponsoring this wonderful event.


Re-Envisioning an Industrial Canal
Exhibition of Student Research Projects:
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation,
working jointly with Columbia Engineering;
and Parsons, The New School for Design, School of Art, Media and Technology.

Saturday May 14 - Sunday May 15, 2011
Opening Reception- Saturday May 14 12-5pm
with Community Presentation at 4pm.

The Old American Can Factory
232 Third Street at Third Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(via R on 4th Ave or F train at Carroll)

RSVP email to: rrg2122@columbia.edu


F.R.O.G.G. Friends & Residents of Greater Gowanus
Urban Design Lab, The Earth Institute of Columbia University
Columbia Engineering
The School of Art, Media and Technology within Parsons The New School for Design
Environmental Protection Agency
National Science Foundation,
Integrative Graduate Education and
Research Trainee-ship I.G.E.R.T


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........