Saturday, September 7, 2013

Questions for Christine Quinn AND all the NYC Mayoral Candidates

CG CORD Newsletter 9/07/2013

Here is the CG CORD response posted on the Brian Lehrer Show today
Meet the Candidates:

"Carroll Gardens CORD/Coalition for Respectful Development has three questions for Ms. Quinn, (Mr. DeBlasio) and ALL the NYC mayoral candidates:

Q. Will you, as the next NYC mayor, comply completely without opposition to whatever the final EPA record of decision demands regarding the Gowanus Canal clean-up in Brooklyn?  Specifically, will you agree to finance the retention tanks in the locations currently proposed by the EPA?

Q.  Who among you will be brave enough to scrap the idea of high density housing on the spectacularly compromised/ environmentally hazardous Public Place site and return it to the NYC Parks Department for our green space use as was originally intended and is certainly more environmentally appropriate and safer health-wise for all??

Q.  Who among you disagrees with the plan to place housing in the flood zone A along the Gowanus Canal, a zone that suffered immense flooding all the way to Bond Street during Hurricane Sandy 2012, more flooding during the Hurricane of 2011, AND what is now referred to as the "Poo Poo Tsunami" or massive untreated sewage wave surge after the tornado of 2010?  In other words who among you is in disagreement with placing brand new housing and unsuspecting new residents in the path of the next toxic storm surge?

We look forward to your responses at

Thank you

PS Please feel free to pass these questions on to all the mayoral candidates in the coming democratic primary Sept. 10!!

Sal Albanese
Bill DeBlasio 
John Liu
Christine Quinn
Erick Salgadon
Bill Thomppson
Anthony Weiner


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........