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Reminder: BQE Town Hall on Wednesday, April 3

Don’t forget: the Brooklyn Heights Association will present a Town Hall meeting to discuss plans concerning reconstruction of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway this coming Wednesday, April 3 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Plymouth Church, 57 Orange Street. Among those present will be City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Borough President Eric Adams, and City Council Member Steve […]

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BHA’s Exec Director Peter Bray Leaving; Replacement Sought

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that “with much regret, … it has begun a search for a new Executive Director to replace Peter Bray, who will be leaving his post at the end of June to attend to a serious health issue within his family.” Mr. Bray has served as BHA’s Executive Director since […]

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CB 2 Chairman Says DOT “Back to Square One” on BQE Plans

Kevin Duggan in The Broklyn Paper quotes Brooklyn Community Board 2 Chairman Lenny Singletary quoting City Department of Transportation officials as saying, at the closed door meeting with Community Board representatives a week ago, that they moved away from the agency’s two initial plans proposed last fall — which would either turn the Brooklyn Heights […]

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City Comptroller Proposes New BQE Plan

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo, Thomas Good / NLN) has proposed an alternative to the City Department of Transportation’s plan to replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a temporary six lane highway for a period not less than six years, or to repair the BQE lane by lane […]

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Town Hall Meeting on BQE Rescheduled for April 3

The town hall meeting on the BQE reconstruction plan has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m., at Plymouth Church. The town hall is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association and A Better Way.

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BQE Latest: DOT Closed Door Meeting With CBs; Council Speaker Urges New Look; BHA Postpones Town Hall

The City’s Department of Transportation will, according to Kevin Duggan in The Brooklyn Paper, have a closed door meeting this coming Monday, March 11 (the story doesn’t specify the time or location of the meeting) with “leaders of local community boards” to get their views on plans to rehabilitate the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens […]

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BQE and Mega-Jail Dominate BHA Annual Meeting

It was standing room only at the Founders Hall Auditorium of St. Francis College for Tuesday’s Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, BHA President Martha Bakos Dietz said the BHA had submitted to the City’s Department of Transportation an alternative plan that would avoid putting a temporary six […]

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Levin: “[T]here Has to be a Better Way” for BQE Repair

City Council Member Stephen Levin was interviewed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and had this to say about the City Department of Transportation’s plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway rehabilitation: Robert Moses’ infrastructure projects created all types of massive havoc around New York City, divided communities and really displaced thousands of people. As we’re looking towards […]

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“A Kill To A View”: Will The New BQE Block Views From The Brooklyn Bridge?

The lede is a killer indeed, and some readers are no doubt murderously angry at the prospect of losing the stunning views of Manhattan from the iconic Bridge. The Post reports that BQE rehabilitation plans call for “an unsightly roadway over and perpendicular to the Brooklyn Bridge — obscuring the stunning Manhattan skyline from its […]

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Times Reports on BHA’s BQE Plan; Guarded But Positive DOT Response

Today’s New York Times reports that the alternative routing for the for the temporary highway to be used during reconstruction of the portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights, proposed by the Brooklyn Heights Association has, at least in an initial form, been revealed. Scroll down in the linked Times story, past the […]

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