Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Free for the Public! 2/26 New York Environmental Year in Review Event

Hello from CORD!

This just in from our friends at the Sierra Club:

This year’s New York Environmental Year in Review event, cosponsored by the New York City Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee, the Environmental Law Institute, and Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law, will be held on Monday, February 25, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in the Great Hall of the New York City Bar Association (42 West 44th Street, New York, NY).  A great panel of speakers (listed below) will review the past year’s biggest developments in environmental law, and preview what lies ahead in 2013.  Please RSVP online at
and feel free to share the attached flyer with anyone who may be interested.

This year’s speakers include:
·        Steven Russo, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
·        Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
·        Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
·        Scott Fein, Partner, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP
·        Philip Weinberg, Professor Emeritus, St. John's University School of Law

There is no charge for this event.


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........