Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hello from Triada Samaras and CORD!

Due to the great success of our Free Public Place art/activist workshop last Saturday at the Old Stone House with the Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space exhibition, we will now start a new feature here at our blog.

We plan to exhibit one Free Public Place artwork per day from our workshop, complete with explanation by the artist.  This art work will also be posted at our new,
Free Public Place Facebook page, where the public can continue to you can weigh in with ideas and thoughts for Public Place after the EPA Superfund Clean-up. 

All ideas are welcome!  And please remember to read the lovely write up about our event at Pardon Me for Asking.  Katia writes,  "Perhaps they (these artists) could teach City Planning a thing or two?"

Below:  Artist of the Day, Lucy DeCarlo
A Second Street resident, and CORD Co-Founder, Lucy favors indoor and outdoor parking spaces at Public Place after the clean-up due to the increasing car congestion and lack of available parking spots in our community.  And, as Lucy wisely says, "cars can not get sick from coal tar."


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........