Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Massive amounts of raw sewage being dumped onto the street

Hello from CORD!

We really wish this was just a bad Halloween prank.  After all, the flooding of the highly contaminated and superfunded Gowanus Canal was atrocious enough this week in Carroll Gardens.  Alas, this is not a Halloween prank.  This is real and we have seen with our very own eyes what a neighbor just wrote in to tell us:

"Massive amounts of raw sewage being dumped onto the street from the building on the corner of Smith and 2nd place. I think it is 134 2nd Pl. Kids and parents are walking through it. Totally disgusting And a mystery."

It is true!  Please see the absolutely disgusting images sent to us below by our source and help us to call 311!  There is a very long hold on the 311 line these days.

Indeed it seems to be coming from the above address and/or the curb cut area at the 360 Smith Street Building.  Is this a sewar back-up??  a flood?  illegal dumping?  we have no idea.....UGH!!!!  

Please be careful and do not walk over there, especially not with your little trick or treaters!  The smell should be warning enough!  I guess we should be happy the F Train is closed due to Sandy!)

We are still trying to reach 311 as this post is being written.


The pics above were sent in by our Carroll Gardens neighbor 
earlier this evening around 9 PM. 
The pics below were taken by Triada Samaras about 10 PM.


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........