City Comptroller Stringer to Lead Rally on BQE Plan Saturday; Eagle’s Mary Frost Interviewed About Toxic Hazard

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, along with A Better Way NYC, are rallying this Saturday, January 12th, at 11a.m. on the Promenade at the Pierrepont Street entrance to call for a community-driven solution to the BQE reconstruction. According to A Better Way:

Comptroller Scott Stringer will call on the City to demand more transparency and recommend that a community driven process must be implemented to identify a feasible alternative to the 6-lane highway plan. This will be a press conference, and it is crucial that our community show up in full force!

In other BQE related news, Rafael Pi Roman of Thirteen’s MetroFocus has interviewed the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s Mary Frost concerning the toxic hazard of the elevated six lane highway plan; view it here.

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  • Jorale-man

    Takeaway quote from the MetroFocus interview: “It would essentially be like putting a coal-fired plant in the center of a small residential neighborhood, with devastating health concerns.”

  • KXrVrii1

    I don’t know, my takeaway is that the following quote is entirely unsubstantiated:

    “Garrett told the Brooklyn Eagle that currently the overhang of the Promenade partially protects Height residents from plumes of PM 2.5 particulates. Raising the BQE to sit atop the Promenade, however, will bring a toxic cloud to street and garden level.”

    I look forward to other options and the eventual environmental analysis, but currently it seems like the theory a measly overhang extending over several blocks magically protects the Heights from a major thruway is entirely conjecture.