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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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Squadron Stresses Citizen Involvement at Community Convention

State Senator Daniel Squadron held his third annual Community Convention Sunday at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. The previous two had been in the Manhattan portion of his district; this was the first in Brooklyn. At the close of the proceedings, he said attendance was estimated at about 250.

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BQE Advisory Committee Meeting at St. Francis Tomorrow Evening, POSTPONED

We’ve just received this: On behalf of the Federal Highway Administration and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), this is a reminder that you are invited to participate in the 8th Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Environmental Impact Statement: Downtown Brooklyn project. The meeting will occur on Wednesday, November […]

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BQE Reconstruction Meeting: No Destruction of North Heights, Willowtown

Wednesday night’s BQE EIS Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at St. Francis College put many North Heights and Willowtown residents at ease as two scenarios that would have destroyed their homes were ruled out.  The declaration, made by NYSDOT Planning and Program Manager Peter King, came 35 minutes into the meeting which was well attended by […]

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