Monday, March 01, 2010

State Senator Daniel Squadron Agrees: No Building On Carroll Gardens' Signature Courtyards


Bravo to State Senator Daniel Squadron for agreeing with Carroll Gardens' activists representing several neighborhood organizations, that our signature courtyards are an integral part of this community and that 160-year-old law, which protects them, should remain unaltered.

Back in December 2009, Hannah Senesh Day School at 342 Smith Street revealed their plans of buying the city-owned courtyard next to their school building in order to construct an extension on it.

Thanks, Daniel, for understanding that the loss of even one neighborhood courtyard would be a profound blow to the integrity of historic Carroll Gardens.
Here is his statement to those various activists:

Thank you for meeting with me last month about Hannah Senesh's proposed expansion. What a great, active community we have. As I told you then, I always appreciate your perspective on neighborhood concerns. And as I also said, I consider Hannah Senesh to be a valued member of the Carroll Gardens community.

I want to let you know that, after careful consideration, I do not believe that Hannah Senesh should be permitted to expand by building in its front courtyard.

The protections for Carroll Gardens' front courtyards, passed through the New York City Council nearly 160 years ago, and held to ever since, should not be modified now; making an exception to the protections would set too dangerous a precedent.

I am committed to working with Hannah Senesh and the community to shape a plan that meets the needs of the school and is more appropriate for the unique character of Carroll Gardens.

State Senator Daniel Squadron

Related Reading:

No Carroll Without The Gardens! Help Protect Our Unique Courtyards

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Anonymous said...

Allow me to be the first to say- BRAVO SIR!

Daniel's heart and mind are in the right place.

Steven Miller

Anonymous said...

Thanks Daniel Squadron for making a stand with the community now all we need is for Brad Lander to stand up and be counted

frencheese said...

Thanks Daniel Squadron for your statement.
Hope that Brad Lander will do the same.

Anonymous said...

Though it is very well and good and he should be thanked for supporting the community when it is right. It is most important that our new councilman who will have to vote on this issue at the City Council, do the same. Support the Carroll Gardens community, stand up and be counted amoung those who believe in preserving the best that Brooklyn has to offer.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Senator Squadron must be anti-Semitic! /sarcasm

In all seriousness, I really love this guy. It's so nice to have a representative who--gasp--actually looks out for his constituents!

Anonymous said...

Whats the easiest way to help the cause? When is this coming up for vote?


Anonymous said...

Brad, where are you?