Friday, September 18, 2015

Mayor Bill DeBlasio and I Meet Again!

Just now, I overheard Mayor DeBalsio talking on a cell phone outside my window and so I went outside to greet him.  I asked him if he remembered me?  I am quite a vocal activist in my neighborhood and we have clashed on some issues to put it mildly.  

He said "Yes."  We posed for this nice picture here.  While we disagree on development, I do like his work in public education and I told him so. I wonder if he thinks the Gowanus Canal is still "not very dirty"?  Does he remember Carroll Gardens CORD?  T.S.



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........