Monday, September 15, 2014

Join Gowanus neighbors and friends at The People's Climate March

Join Gowanus neighbors and friends at The People's Climate March

The march is in NYC at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 21st.

To mark the UN Climate Summit, a massive march will take place, beginning at Columbus Circle in Manhattan, and continuing on to 11th Avenue and 14th Street.

Gowanus, Brooklyn is experiencing climate change first hand.

We've seen how frequent, heavier rainfall causes sewage to flow into the canal.
How developers are pressuring city government for more zoning changes to build their large-scale, residential buildings on toxic land, in a flood evacuation zone.

Let's continue to speak up on behalf of the environment and our Gowanus community!

Let's march together on September 21st, under a Gowanus banner, and demand action on local and global climate crisis issues!

Sunday September 21st at Carroll St Station at Smith and 2nd Place
Time: 9:30 AM

We will have a banner and will meet to make signs.

RSVP and for more info: or or call Lizzie @ 917-623-9225


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........