Thursday, April 5, 2012


The opening for the Brooklyn Utopias Show is tonight!
Brooklyn Utopias at The Old Stone House [336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, Park Slope (718) 768-3195]. April 5, 6:30 pm.

“Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space” exhibition
dates: April 5-June 24, 2012

General Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 7:30-9:30pm

Special Patrons’ Preview and Curator Tour: 6:30-7:30pm (with donations of $10 and up: Visit our Kickstarter Page to join!)

Curator Katherine Gressel and select artists from the show will lead a lively discussion of the artwork in the show. Patrons will also receive a complementary glass of wine.

As posted earlier,

Interdisciplinary Artist, (and CORD Co-Founder) Triada Samaras, with Carroll Gardens CORD/Coalition for Respectful Development, will present a mural making/ artist activist workshop inspired by Public Place, Brooklyn in conjunction with the Brooklyn Utopias Park Space, Play Space Exhibition to be held at the Old Stone House, Brooklyn.

What: Public Voice. Public dream. Public Place: A Collaborative Mural Making Workshop to brainstorm creative solutions for Public Place

With: The Brooklyn Utopias Exhibition: Park Space, Play Space Exhibition

Where: Old Stone House: 336 Third Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Workshop Date: April 28, 2012

Workshop Time: 5 –7 PM

Who: Adults and/or Families with children 6+ years are welcome to participate.

Free and open to the public!

See the Brooklyn Paper article on the Brooklyn Utopias show, "Picture perfect: Artists explore 'Brooklyn Utopias' at Park Slope's Old Stone House" at


(First photo above, courtesy of the PMFA blog, second photo from the Gowanus Lounge Blog)


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........