Thursday, November 5, 2015

Upcoming Gowanus Canal CAG meetings. Public welcome!

Hello from CG CORD!

The following are the October 2015 Meetings for the Gowanus Canal CAG/Community Advisory Committee

Archeology Committee, Wednesday, November 11 at 7 PM
Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 543 Union Street,(former Proteus Gowanus location) entrance is via alley on Nevins Street

Outreach Committee, Thursday, November 12th at 6:30 pm, or Friday the 13th at 8:30 am
Still to be confirmed

Water Quality & Technical Committee, should be Tues. November 17 at 7PM 
 Mary Star of the Sea, 41 First St.

Full CAG, Tuesday December 1, 6:30 PM (this is the last meeting of 2015)Mary Star of the Sea, 41 First St. (location to be confirmed)
(Facilitation Team to meet at 5:30)

Tour of the Paerdegat CSO facility
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites you to a tour of their Paerdegat CSO facility (a CSO facility that does have a head house) on Friday, November 20th.  DEP will be providing transportation to and from the facility.  Please note DEP’s vans are not wheelchair accessible, and anyone requiring accessibility will need to make alternate transportation arrangements. 
When:                 Pickup: Friday, November 20th at 10:00am
                             Tour begins at 11:00am 
Where:               Meeting and ending at Fifth Avenue Committee
621 Degraw Street
Brooklyn NY 11217 
If you would like to attend please RSVP by Wednesday, November 18 to Corinne Martin, or (718) 595-5843 to reserve your spot. Please also note that if you would like to meet at the facility instead of utilizing the DEP transportation that can be arranged, simply let Corinne know.  Any questions please contact Corinne Martin.

The EPA ROD/Record of Decision regarding the Gowanus Canal can be found here: 


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........