Friday, December 14, 2012


This just in to CORD:



Friends of Brooklyn Community Board 6, Inc. (FBCB6) is assembling an inventory of the impacts from Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter on local businesses, property owners, and community organizations.

We have created a Google Collaborative map for the Gowanus Canal corridor and are gathering information about how properties were specifically affected. Please share this map with people in the Gowanus area who have been affected by the storm. 

You can access the map at the following link:

Was your property affected?  Add a pin and tell us:
·            Your Street Address (with name of business, if applicable)
·            What you experienced (e.g.; flooding, damage to building, damage to property, loss of electricity, etc.)
·            Photographs of damage (if available)

For more information about this initiative, please contact Melissa Umberger, FBCB6 Project Manager at (718) 643-3027, extension 203 or email  

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Craig R. Hammerman
District ManagerBrooklyn Community Board 6
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Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401

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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........