Monday, September 22, 2014

Gowanus Community Represented at People's Climate March

Photos Above:  Courtesy of PMFA Blog

From the PMFA Blog today:
"In the midst of the 300,000+ people who attended the People's Climate March this past Sunday in Manhattan were members of the Gowanus Community. 
Their signs reminded of Hurricane Sandy, the fact that most of the neighborhood is in Flood Zone A and that global warming will have a huge impact on the area.
It was quite impressive how many fellow marchers who had come from all over the country, seemed to respond or ask about the Gowanus. 
Obviously, there is national interest in the area. No doubt, the community is a poster child for all the issues associated with climate change."


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........