The NY Post picks up on BQE EIS controversy today. While the BHA’s Judy Stanton says the group believes that plan will not go forward, one long time neighborhood resident is concerned:
NY Post: Steve Kann, who has lived on Willow Street for more than five decades, said it would be a big mistake for the state to cut into Brooklyn Heights.
“This is a beautiful area,” Kann, 84, said. “Tourists come from all over to take pictures, so it would be a tremendous loss. I’d be amazed if they actually did that.”
Although unlikely, the proposal as mapped could also lead to the demolition of part of One Brooklyn Bridge Park, a high-rise condo complex at Furman Street that is supposed to generate funds to help pay for maintaining a long-delayed 85-acre park under construction.
This is because the BQE overpass hovering above Furman Street – which is separated from the 440-unit condo building by a mere 20 feet – needs to be widened even further.
Officials for a state development corporation overseeing the park’s construction declined comment. The condo complex is part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park project.