Sunday, November 4, 2012


2nd and Bond StreetS Monday Night

CORD has been trying to get the attention of the media ALL this week.  It has been a rough week for far too many of us.  Tonight we decided to try CNN and NPR.  You can write to them too.  (See below).

Here is what we said:
Dear Mr. Cooper:
Dear NPR:

PLEASE HELP US!! We are living in the toxic flood aftermath of a EPA designated Superfund site right here in Brooklyn!  We had a flood of five feet of highly contaminated Gowanus Canal water during Hurricane Sandy and toxic sludge has been left behind with highly dangerous chemicals including oil, PCB's, coal tar wastes, E coli, gonorrhea, heavy metals, and raw sewage.  This is one of the most contaminated waterways in America directly across from Wall Street.

We need media coverage!  No one is helping us!  Our elected officials have forgotten us!  Supermarkets that have been flooded with this toxic stew are now selling us food!  HELP!!


Triada Samaras 
CG CORD Co-Founder
and:  The Communities of Carroll Gardens/Gowanus/Red Hook    
Brooklyn, NY

Here are some links that tell our story:




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........