Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Gowanus/ Park Slope/ Carroll Gardens Community: Your Neighborhood Needs You Tomorrow on the Carroll Street Bridge!

This post has been copy-pasted from the ever informative PMFA Blog with the permission of Blog Owner and Community Activist, Katia Kelly:

Remediate Before Upzoning! Join Voice Of Gowanus For A Press Conference On Carroll Street Bridge To Express Concern About Gowanus Rezoning
Photo Credit Katia Kelly

Your Neighborhood Needs You!
Please join Voice Of Gowanus tomorrow morning at 9 AM  on the Carroll Street Bridge for a press conference to express concerns about the proposed Gowanus Rezoning.  Now is the time to act and to tell our elected officials that no new residents should be put in harms way in Gowanus.
Let's demand that the canal be remediated first and that New York City stop using it as an open sewer!

Voice of Gowanus Press Conference
New Coalition to Preview Gowanus Rezoning Concerns

GOWANUS - Concerned neighbors in Gowanus, along with a variety of local and city-wide groups, plan to hold a press conference at the Carroll Street Bridge on the Gowanus Canal at 9 am on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

With less than a week to go before comments are due on the draft Environmental Impact Study for the proposed Gowanus Rezoning, Voice of Gowanus member organizations and supporters will share a variety of concerns regarding the proposed rezoning.

Voice of Gowanus is deeply concerned about massive rezoning-induced development occurring before the Gowanus Canal’s environmental contamination is remediated. The coalition is also seriously concerned about the inadequacy of neighborhood infrastructure (transit, schools, sewage) in the face of a massive influx of additional residents. The proposed rezoning’s misplaced density and greenwashing also raise serious concerns.

For more information: frogg.tag@gmail.com

We hope to see you tomorrow!


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........