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Thanks to Albany BQE Repairs May be Stalled; Made More Difficult

The cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, is in need of critical repairs. Concrete has eroded, exposing rusting metal reinforcements. The job will take years, and will require closure of at least parts of the BQE for long periods. Last year a City Department of Transportation Official told a […]

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Montague Street Open Again

The hole opened to fix the water main break has been filled, and Montague Street between Clinton and Henry is once again open to vehicular traffic.

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Update on Montague Street Water Main Break

As of Friday afternoon, March 3, there was still a large hole in Montague Street between Clinton and Henry streets, and so no vehicle traffic on that block. Based on your correspondent’s eyeball survey, most businesses on that block were open. The only exceptions were the Nanatori and Lichee Nut restaurants, which may have suffered […]

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Water Main Break Floods Montague Street, Businesses, and R/N Subway Line

Update: According to the MTA website, service has been restored on the R/N line at Court Street. A water main break below Montague Street between Clinton and Henry streets late today flooded several ground floor level businesses and the Court Street subway station, served by the R and (late night) N trains. It caused interruption […]

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12 Year Old Boy Struck by Car at Cadman Plaza West and Middagh

At about 8:10 am on Monday morning, a twelve year old boy on a scooter was struck by a car in Brooklyn Heights. The accident occurred on the east side of Cadman Plaza West at the Middagh Street Brooklyn Bridge off ramp. A combination of reporting from DNAinfo and The Patch pieced together more details.  […]

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Promenade “Likely” To Be Closed During BQE Re-Construction

DNAinfo reports that parts of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade might well need to be closed when re-construction of the BQE begins…whenever it will actually begin. “We would like to keep as much of it open as we can,” Bob Collyer, the city’s chief bridge engineer, said at a Tuesday night meeting. “If we need to […]

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City: BQE Repair Can Avoid Diversion of Traffic to Brooklyn Heights Streets

The Brooklyn Paper reports that City Department of Transportation project manager Tanvi Pandya told local residents at Monday evening’s community meeting on BQE reconstruction that testing by DOT shows that the cantilevered stretch of the highway that parallels Brooklyn Heights and sits partially below the Promenade can last another ten years before repairs would demand […]

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Public Meeting on BQE Reconstruction Next Tuesday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association notifies us that, next Tuesday evening, November 1, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the NYU Poly Tandon Auditorium on the ground floor of 5 MetroTech Center, the City Department of Transportation will hold a public information session on the planned rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, particularly the cantilevered portion that runs […]

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Expand Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian and Bike Paths?

Your correspondent occasionally enjoys a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but as the narrow pedestrian and bike paths, separated only by a thick painted white line, have become increasingly crowded, enjoyment has become scarce. I’ll quickly admit this is more the fault of pedestrians than of cyclists. Walking three or even four abreast, or stopping […]

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Full BQE Closure in Wee Hours this Sunday and Next

Further to our earlier post concerning repair and resurfacing work on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway from July 19 to 30, we’ve now been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that the BQE between the Atlantic Avenue and Tillary Street exits will be closed in both directions from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. this Sunday, July […]

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