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Recent Developments on BQE Controversy

There have been several recent developments concerning the plan to repair the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that lies below Brooklyn Heights and its Promenade, including the City Department of Transportation’s “innovative” proposal to replace the Promenade with a six lane highway while the two levels of the BQE below are repaired. This would […]

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Public Advocate Candidates at First Unitarian This Evening

Apologies for the late notice. The Brooklyn Heights Association is sponsoring a forum for candidates for the office of New York City’s Public Advocate this evening, Tuesday, December 18, at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place. According to the BHA, “[d]oors will open at 6:30pm and the discussion will begin at 7pm. […]

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Why Does New York Make It So Hard to Vote? Find Out Tonight!

Ever wonder why New York makes it so hard to vote?* Do you think automatic voter registration just makes common sense? Do you dream of the day you can vote by mail in your sweatpants? Voting Rights/Reform groups Let NY Vote and Common Cause are hosting a free “People’s Hearing” on election reform tonight at […]

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BHA Presents Alternative BQE Plan to DOT

As reported by the Eagle’s Mary Frost, representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association met with Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the City’s Department of Transportation, and DOT engineers, to urge DOT to consider alternatives to a plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a minimum of six years and replace it with a six […]

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BHA to Meet With DOT Commissioner on BQE – Promenade Issue

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that they have scheduled a meeting with City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and DOT engineers on Monday, November 19 at which BHA “will press DOT to abandon the 6-lane highway on the Promenade in favor of a better approach to rebuilding the BQE.” The BHA has retained […]

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Vote on Tuesday!

In case you hadn’t heard, this Tuesday, November 6 is a biggie: the 2018 midterm elections. A U.S. Senate seat is on the ballot. So are state offices, including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller, along with State Senator and Assembly Member. Various local judges are on the ballot as well. There are also […]

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BHA Update on BQE; “Save the Promenade” is now “A Better Way NYC”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has sent us an update on efforts to have the City’s Department of Transportation to pursue alternatives to replacing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a period of at least six years with a temporary elevated six lane highway carrying heavy truck and auto traffic. The BHA has worked with Save the […]

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Mayor de Blasio Open to Alternative BQE Plan Levin Says “Worth Exploring”

The New York Post reports that City Council Member Stephen Levin (photo) has called a proposal to temporarily re-route the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway over the berms on the eastern edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park during reconstruction of the cantilevered portion under Brooklyn Heights, instead of putting it on an elevated six lane highway that would replace […]

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BHA: de Blasio “Blindsided” Brooklyn Heights on BQE

Brooklyn Heights Association President Martha Bakos Dietz (in photo, helping at Save the Promenade’s stand during the Montague Street Sunday Social today) issued this statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that he favors the city DOT’s “innovative” option for BQE reconstruction: As the President of the Board of Governors of the Brooklyn […]

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Mayor Prefers Replacing Promenade With Highway During BQE Reconstruction

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed a preference for the City Department of Transportation’s “innovative” plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for at least six years and replace it with a temporary six lane highway that would render some residences virtually uninhabitable. The Brooklyn Paper story quotes the […]

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