Friday, July 12, 2013

Latest news re: Lightstone Development Building Demolition

From: "Craig R. Hammerman" <>
  Leroy Branch advises me preliminarily that after speaking with the Department of Buildings, based on the inspection they performed a few days ago, the work that is currently occurring on site involves the removal of asbestos which is permitted and regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection.  It is not demolition, it is asbestos-removal work.  Once the asbestos-removal work is performed, it will be followed by demolition which, of course, does require a DOB permit.  We have been told that they have been issued the necessary asbestos-removal permits by DEP, and are awaiting confirmation from the agency.

Best,  Craig

Craig R. Hammerman, District ManagerBrooklyn Community Board 6250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401


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........