Friday, June 27, 2014

Local Gowanus Community Very Frustrated with Councilman Brad Lander's "Bridging Gowanus"

Hello from CG CORD!

The local Gowanus community is very very frustrated with Councilman Brad Lander's "Bridging Gowanus" meetings.

The Brooklyn Paper, PMFA Blog and Brownstoner featured this story yesterday. (See Links below)

Calling the process: opaque, non-democratic, and non-responsive to the community, several community group leaders demanded more say in the conversation about the future of the Gowanus Canal area at "Meeting Member Three" held on Wednesday in Boerum Hill.

In addition, a community member mentioned that residents of Warren Street Houses have recently had to deal with raw sewage in their basement and and gurgling out of their kitchen and bathroom sinks and tubs.  For these very disturbing photos please see PMFA

A new:
"Take Back Gowanus Meeting" 
Democratic and Transparent
will be held
July 9, 2014
at 7 Pm
at the Green Building 
(452 Union Street at Bond Street)

ALL are Welcome!

Gowanus activists to pol: You’re not listening! • The Brooklyn Paper

Brownstoner Thursday Blog Wrap


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........