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Prep for BQE Rehab Happening on Promenade

What’s that weird looking contraption on the Promenade? As reported by Mary Frost, the DOT is conducting environmental testing in thirty locations between Atlantic Avenue and Sands street in preparation for the $1.9 billion dollar rehabilitation of the BQE. Opened in 1951, The Promenade comprises the top level of the roadway’s 70 year old triple cantilever. […]

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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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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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Marty’s Letter to Cuomo Urges Reinstatement of BQE Study

Borough President Marty Markowitz has written a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to rescind the decision by the State Department of Transportation to terminate environmental studies for the rehabilitation of the Gowanus and Brooklyn Heights portions of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which would have the effect of postponing any major reconstruction or replacement of […]

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State DOT Drops Environmental Study for BQE; Say Goodbye to Tunnel Proposals

We’ve received notice from the New York State Department of Transportation that the environmental impact study for the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Expressway rehabilitation has been terminated. In these financially difficult times, NYSDOT is making strategic choices to make the best use of our limited resources, balancing core infrastructure preservation with fiscal reality while maintaining the safety […]

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