Sunday, October 23, 2011

Congratulations to the FROGGS for their Grant Award from the Preservation League!

Congratulations to all the FROGGS!!

As written at the PMFA blog last Wednesday:

"Congratulations to Friends and Residents Of Greater Gowanus. The non-for-profit group will be presented with a grant award from The Preservation League of New York State on Wednesday, October 26th at 12 noon until 2 p.m. at The Old American Can Factory."

"The grant award will be used to conduct a survey of The Gowanus Canal Corridor for the Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places as an Urban Industrial District."

"The Old American Can Factory is located at 232 3rd Street at the corner of 3rd Avenue.
Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Well done, Friends!" (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........