Friday, January 8, 2016

“Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal,” reviewed in the NY Times!

Congratulations to fellow community activist, and fellow Gowanus Canal CAG member, 
Joseph Alexiou, 
whose book on the Gowanus Canal, 
“Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal,”
was just reviewed in the NY Times!
Way to go Joseph!

Above: The Gowanus Canal flooding during Huricane Sandy Digital Photo c. Triada Samaras 2013

And please see my Gowanus Canal Hurricane Sandy photos and other items at:


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........