Sunday, April 15, 2012

You Are Invited!

Come One, Come ALL!

Come and design your vision for Public Place with your family and neighbors at the Community Mural Making Workshop with Artist, Triada Samaras, and Carroll Gardens CORD/Coalition for Respectful Development.

Public Place is a 6-acre vacant lot along the Gowanus Canal and Smith and Fifth Streets in Carroll Gardens. Your input and ideas may be considered for future development on the site.

This free workshop event is part of the current Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space Exhibition at the Old Stone House and newly renovated Washington Park.

Afterwards, you can join in other fun activities such as Circle Rules football and an Interactive Performance Art event.

Community Mural Workshop

April 28, 2012

5 – 7:30 PM

Old Stone House

336 Third Street between 4th and 5th Aves

To reserve your spot/s in advance, please email Triada at

See you there!


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........