Monday, November 12, 2012

Gowanus Canal Extreme Weather Report: Tornado 2010; Hurricane Irene 2011; Hurricane Sandy 2012; WHAT IS NEXT???

Hello from CORD!

Here is the Extreme Weather Report Update for the Gowanus Canal:

In just two years the Gowanus Canal (and elsewhere in Brooklyn) have seen two hurricanes and one tornado!  What kind of weather is next for the Gowanus Canal?

First there was:

the NYC Tornado 2010
(Leading to the Poo Poo Tsunami)

Gowanus Canal after the NYC Tornado 2010
Photo Credit:  Katia Kelly

Second there was:

Hurricane Irene 2011

Above Pics: Gowanus Canal from the Carroll Street Bridge
 Hurricane Irene 2011

Third there was:

Hurricane Sandy 2012

Above Pics: Gowanus Canal from the Carroll Street Bridge
 Hurricane Sandy 2012




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........