There is apparently hope that Carroll Gardens won't become the skyscraper center of Brooklyn.
The neighborhood activist group CORD has sent out that alarm that City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden "has said if the neighborhood calls for reduced height in significant numbers she will defer." But she'll only defer if we write to her and say so! I guess the years of public outcry against outsized development in South Brooklyn hasn't been convincing enough. She needs one more reminder.
Says the CORD letter:
Your letters and emails to Marty Markowitz had a big impact on his recommendation to City Planning.
The public review process has now moved to City Planning Commission, which held a public hearing last week at which some of us spoke. This is a tough forum because City Planning's own draft Gowanus Plan calls for 12 stories. But this is the most important place to make our case because we have a chance to influence their plan beyond the Toll Bros site...
Please submit the great letters you emailed Marty to the City Planning Commission. Unfortunately they do not accept email. Please mail to:
Chair Amanda M. Burden
City Planning Commission
22 Reade St, Room 2W
New York, NY 10007
The letters are due within 10 days of hearing, which is this Saturday, January 17 (sorry for the short notice!).*
So get those pencils moving! I wonder what Amanda means by "significant numbers"? Like, opening night at the Met numbers? Or average-size coming-out party numbers? Or would a largish dinner party on the Upper East Side do?