Tag Archives | BQE reconstruction

Gun In Schools Vs. Neighborhood Noise

In today’s example of Politics At Its Worst, noise in our neighborhood from the BQE project is being made a pawn in the school safety bet, with state Senate Republicans tying streamlining the BQE project to a provision that would require guns in schools in New York City. As reported by Brooklyn Paper in an article with […]

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Update on Design/Build for BQE: Meeting Tomorrow Evening

As an update to our post below, reader Chris Bastian has alerted us to a meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Transportation Committee on Thursday evening, February 15, starting at 7:00, at 38 Sidney Place. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare comments for the BQE Repair Scoping Meeting on Feb 27, and to […]

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What’s Holding Up Approval Of Design/Build For The BQE?

Last June we noted here that a procedure called “design/build”, in which the same contractors bid on both the design and construction aspects of a project, could greatly shorten the time necessary to do the vital reconstruction and repair work on the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, beneath Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. In […]

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Park Entrance from Montague?

The Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District wants a footbridge to connect the Promenade near the foot of Montague Street (photo) to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The BID says this is necessary to provide access to the Park during the time the needed repairs to the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below […]

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Rehabilitating the BQE: “It’s going to be a mess.”

Residents of Brooklyn Heights have long complained about the trucks and vehicles that have used the neighborhood’s quiet streets as a detour to avoid the traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. In five years, that traffic might get a whole lot worse. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the neighborhood may well see an […]

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Squadron to Host Community Meeting Tuesday Evening

State Senator Daniel Squadron will host a community meeting for residents of Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods this coming Tuesday evening, November 1, from 6:30 to 8:00, at Classroom A of the Dodge YMCA, 225 Atlantic Avenue (between Court Street and Boerum Place). Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton says: Whether your concern is […]

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Update on Clark Street Sinkhole

Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, contacted the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and advised us as follows:

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BQE Reconstruction: Options Narrowed; No Taking of Property in Brooklyn Heights

Reader epc attended last evening’s “stakeholder meeting” concerning reconstruction of the portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that passes by or through Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Cobble Hill, and Red Hook. Here is a portion of his report (his entire comment can be read here–scroll down to bottom): [T]hey’ve eliminated two of the potential alternatives which would […]

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Update on BQE Meeting: Agenda Now Available

We reported last week that a meeting on the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be held one week from today, Wednesday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Francis College. We have now received the agenda for the meeting, which follows the jump.

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Meeting on BQE Rehab Set for March 30

A meeting concerning the forthcoming reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be held at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Michael Porto at Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC, (mporto@samschwartz.com). If you have general questions about the project, please address them […]

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