Monday, January 21, 2013

From POOP to SNOW?

Hello from CORD!

Given the extreme importance of the CSO's (Combined Sewer Overflows) in the EPA's proposed plan to clean the Gowanus Canal, we at CORD thought this article on poop was a most timely one to consider today:

"We Can Now Make Snow From Poop. But Should We?/ A parched ski resort desperately needs water for its fake snow. Its solution? Sewage."

And what better place to hear the EPA's plan and the issues that affect us all than the two VITAL MEETINGS this week with regard to the EPA's proposal to clean the Gowanus Canal?

The public is ENCOURAGED to come and participate and the Red Hook meeting will be bi-lingual.
The EPA's flyer and Fact Sheet can be found at:


WEDNESDAY January 23rd, 2012
6:30 – 9:00 PM
P.S. 58, the Carroll School 330 Smith Street Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

THURSDAY January 24rth, 2012
7:00- 9:00 PM
Joseph Miccio Community Center
100 West 9th Street

Red Hook, Brooklyn




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........