Wednesday, September 26, 2012

VERY IMPORTANT! Community Meeting re: Lightstone Group ‘s “Minor Modifications” Application

VERY IMPORTANT! Community Meeting re:  Lightstone Group ‘s “Minor Modifications” Application for their LARGE- SCALE general development for Bond St. along the Gowanus Canal in Carroll Gardens/Gowanus.

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From our District Manager:


“Please be advised that the Brooklyn CB6 Landmarks/Land Use committee's review of The Lightstone Group's application for "minor modifications" to the previously approved land use actions at 363-365 Bond Street has been confirmed for 6:45pm on Thursday, September 27th and it will take place at P.S. 32 Auditorium, 317 Hoyt Street (between Union/President Streets), Brooklyn.”

In addition to the information contained in the string of emails below, you might also be interested in seeing the full letter from the Department of City Planning inviting the Community Board to review and submit comment by October 29, 2012.”

The letter from the department can be seen by clicking here, or at the following link:

Please also note that while this committee meeting will begin at 6:00pm, this particular issue will not be heard before 6:45pm to allow our committee to get through the landmarks portion of their agenda. All committee members are urged to be especially prompt to this meeting.

Lastly, even though the Community Board is not required to conduct a public hearing since this is not a matter subject the City's uniform land use review procedures (ULURP), they have opted to provide an opportunity for the public to share their views with us about this application.

“A copy of our Public Hearing notice is available by clicking here, or at the following link:

Please feel free to help spread the word.”

Best, Craig

Craig R. Hammerman
District Manager
Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401

This just in from the NY Times:

“Anticipating Fallout From Lobbyist’s Legal Cooperation”
Published: September 25, 2012

Below is the List of New York City Lobbyist List.  Please note:  Lightstone Group LLC on the first line.



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........