A community coalition blog concerned with the Carroll Gardens and Greater Gowanus communities in Brooklyn, NY: our environment, development, and our historical context; our safety, infrastructure, and our protection from extreme environmental hazards.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Congratulations to the FROGGS for their Grant Award from the Preservation League!
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........ http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?crlgrdns