BQE Reconstruction Meeting: No Destruction of North Heights, Willowtown


Nabeguy ponders the "whatifs" of BQE reconstruction

Wednesday night’s BQE EIS Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at St. Francis College put many North Heights and Willowtown residents at ease as two scenarios that would have destroyed their homes were ruled out.  The declaration, made by NYSDOT Planning and Program Manager Peter King, came 35 minutes into the meeting which was well attended by members of the general public in addition to members of the SAC.

Brooklyn Heights residents in attendance broke out into reserved applause when King made the announcement.   Many had feared the loss of their homes or a steep decline in property value after reports from the group’s May 26th meeting outlined a  “Standard Alternative” scenario calling for the demolition of buildings in Willowtown and the North Heights.   Those plans,  renamed “Design Speed Compliant” for Wednesday’s meeting,  were dismissed by NYSDOT as “not viable”.

The process is still in its infancy – work is not expected to begin on any aspect of the project until 2018.

Download PDF of the NYSDOT’s full presentation here.

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  • nabeguy

    Homer, I don’t recall signing a release form for the use of my image…at least not one that gave permission to photograph me from my bad side. And, yes, I can hear the snickers now…”Does nabeguy have a good side?”

  • Andrew Porter

    Yeah, now the stalkers from Brownstoner have an actual image to work from!

  • Cranberry Beret

    At least you’re not pointing to your own house on the map…that would be even more fodder for the stalkers

  • tb

    That’s you Nabeguy? lol. I see you everywhere. Next time I will say hello.

  • nabeguy

    Sure tb…as long as its not with your fist. And CB, I actually already outed myself on this blog quite a while ago…right after I installed the razor-wire and security cameras.

  • David on Middagh

    A few hours ago I was watching as a film crew made Homer walk up and down the subway stairs on Montague. But I already knew what he looked like.

  • T.K. Small

    That wasn’t a film crew, but rather, his team of personal trainers.

  • Homer Fink

    It made me very tired. It’s for a story on the walking tour for Brooklyn Independent Television. Posting some pics in a few.