Friday, December 14, 2007

Carroll Gardens Group Drafts Letter to Borough President

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One might agree or disagree with the activists over at CORD in Carroll Gardens, but they are one of the most tireless groups in South Brooklyn. (Not to mention the fact that they are the community activism story of the year, having come out of nowhere in late May.) The group's latest effort is a letter to Borough President Marty Markowitz that they are encouraging residents to send. Here is some of the text:
Dear Borough President Markowitz,

I am a Carroll Gardens resident. I am very concerned about the out of context development in my community. I understand that Amanda Burden, Chairperson of the Department of City Planning, has indicated that your guidance in setting priorities that appropriately address the critical need for zoning adjustments within the borough would be welcomed...

...I appeal to you, Mr. Markowitz, as our Borough President, and as a fellow Brooklynite, to request that Carroll Gardens be positioned for immediate study. I further request, that once the study has begun, all projects which would be inappropriate under the new zoning, be halted as not to mar our community any further.

My neighborhood is, for all intents and purposes, under siege. What could be more critical than that?
For those unfamiliar with the Carroll Gardens School of Community Activist Art, the photo above is of one of their most recent works.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My neighborhood is, for all intents and purposes, under siege"- that seems a little drastic , and might make a political figure pause when considering helping out,
"What could be more critical than that?"- Poverty, Education, housing and food for poor people, etc etc.

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