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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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Live Blogging BQE EIS Meeting

7pm : NYSDOT’s Peter King intros. Asks public to hold comments to end – let Stakeholder Advisory Committee ask questions as things go along. Saying it’s still a process and we “don’t haves project yet.” Adds that the BQE is old but healthy and “unlike me” it can be rejuvenated. King is confident that “at […]

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Millman Joins the BQE Fray

State Assembly Member Joan Millman, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, today announced her opposition to any realignment or expansion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that would necessitate taking any private property “in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, the Columbia Waterfront District, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Landing, Vinegar Hill or Willowtown.” She said: I recognize that New York State […]

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BQE Plan Covered by All News Outlets Today

The BQE reconstruction controversy was all over local TV and print news today. BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton spoke with WABC-TV in the video above. WCBS-TV also ran the story interviewing many Brooklyn Heights residents including Democratic NYS Assembly candidate Doug Biviano. That report may be seen here.

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Squadron: Condemnation “must not be on the table” in BQE Reconstruction

This in from State Senator Daniel Squadron (photo above at Pier 6 opening), whose district includes Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is in desperate need of a major rehabilitation. It will be a long process, and it is currently in the early stages. I commend the State Department of Transportation for the openness it has […]

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NY Post on NYSDOT Plan to Smash Heights

The NY Post picks up on BQE EIS controversy today.  While the BHA’s Judy Stanton says the group believes that plan will not go forward, one long time neighborhood resident is concerned: NY Post: Steve Kann, who has lived on Willow Street for more than five decades, said it would be a big mistake for […]

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