The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us of a public meeting, to be held at St. Francis College, the Callahan Center, 182 Remsen Street, this Monday evening, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., to discuss the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (“BQX”), a streetcar, or if you prefer, trolley,
or, for our British friends, tram, line that would connect Sunset Park in Brooklyn with Astoria in Queens, serving Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, the Navy Yard, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Long Island City along the way. The notice from the BHA says the line “would pass through Brooklyn Heights.” A map provided by the Mayor’s office in February appears to show it going east of the Heights, perhaps along Cadman Plaza, while a “sneak peek” at the route from Crain’s, also from February, shows it going below the BQE, probably along Furman Street. Perhaps there will be better information about the route at Monday’s meeting, or perhaps it remains to be decided. Sign up to attend here.