Friday, February 5, 2010

What do you think about the salt pile?

Make your voice heard. Come to the...

Community Meeting

Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association (CoWNA)

to discuss community concerns regarding

the Salt Pile on Columbia Street Pier

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
6:00 pm

Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
Community Room
177 Columbia Street (at Degraw Street), 5th Floor

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And if you can't make it, you can still speak up. Click below to leave your comments. Or contact Michael Curtin in Councilmember Lander's office at 718-499-1090 or

1 comment:

  1. I sadly cannot attend tomorrow, but have a lot of things to say about the salt pile. My window looks out on Kane, close to the pile. I have called 311, local politicians, American Stevedoring, and at one time was told by our councilman's office that it would be removed. It is still here a year + later, and is often uncovered and blowing large amounts of salt around the neighborhood. Not only does it effect the people in the area, but it also effects our animals. This is a dog neighborhood, and my dog's fur and paws are always covered in salt when the pile is uncovered. It has made me stop walking on Columbia with her. It is dangerously close to our homes, effecting our lungs, eyes, and skin. WE don't open our windows when it is uncovered, as our apartment has a salty film.

    Whoever thought it was a good idea to keep this thing so close to a community is crazy - the health risks are real and it has effect the quality of life in an otherwise lovely place. Please remove this entirely, or built a permanent shelter for it that has closed doors and protects the residents of Brooklyn. This is crazy and dangerous. I'm tired of our calls and complaints being ignored, and horrible health conditions tolerated by our representatives.