BQE Plan Covered by All News Outlets Today


The BQE reconstruction controversy was all over local TV and print news today. BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton spoke with WABC-TV in the video above.

WCBS-TV also ran the story interviewing many Brooklyn Heights residents including Democratic NYS Assembly candidate Doug Biviano. That report may be seen here.

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  • ashton

    Judy Stanton?
    God help us.

  • nabeguy

    In this particular case, asston, she’s our next best alternative.

  • Demonter

    The tunnel idea is the best long term solution. I have seen it done along the Delaware River in Trenton NJ. (Route 29)

  • Andrew Porter

    Saw coverage on NY1, and on WCBS at noon.

    Robert Moses, getting back at us from beyond the grave?

  • nabeguy

    If Moses has a grave, point me to it. I’ve got a bladder I need to empty.

  • davoyager

    The answer to the BQE problem is fewer cars not more Highway.
    Make it cost enough to drive on it and the cars will go away.

  • heightsdiho

    While as Ms. Stanton points out, this scenario is unlikely, such complacency may make the option more likely. There is a meeting next Wednesday (June 23) at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. between Court and Hicks streets at 6:30 p.m. and a strong neighborhood presence certainly couldn’t hurt. We need to make it clear that wrecking this historic district is NOT an option and that people are paying attention. We cannot sit back and expect the Brooklyn Heights Association to take care of this for us….

  • my2cents

    Davoyager, do you like inexpensive groceries and products in the neighborhood shops? All those things come to us via the BQE. Stop with the naive anti-car BS. The BQE is a necessarily evil, and not everyone who drives on it is some overprivileged yuppie. There are a lot of working class people who use it to get from point A to point B where public transit is sparse.

  • davoyager

    I totally agree 2cents: cars and trucks having legitimate business in the neighborhood need this highway and should have free access however the vast numbers of cars are totally unnecessary. Most people have other ways to go about their business or can drive on other roads which already charge a toll.
    It is my opinion that the personal transportation vehicles used by city residents to toot around the city should not be hydrocarbon combustion based stinking dirty noise machines. Our streets will be so quiet when electric vehicles for example are finally the norm.

  • heightsdiho

    Yes, we know that the BQE is necessary. I just wanted to suggest that there are other and better options for expansion which would not require the destruction of historic homes in our beautiful neighborhood. I think this is something worth fighting tooth and nail against. They are testing the waters and I think the residents ought to make it clear that we are paying attention and won’t roll over – mixing metaphors – I know…