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Overnight BQE Repair July 19th – 30th

Senator Squadron’s office kindly forwarded an email alert from Community Board 2 regarding upcoming repairs and resurfacing of the BQE between Tillary and Atlantic Avenues. QUEENS BOUND JULY 19th – 23rd: “The work will begin with milling in the Queens-bound direction in the early-morning hours on Tuesday, July 19. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning, […]

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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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Rats? Bring On Feral Cats, Says BHB Reader Roberto Gautier

The Brooklyn Paper reports that BHB reader, and sometime commenter, Roberto Gautier, fearing an influx of rats into Brooklyn Heights as a result of pending construction of a high rise building on the library site and major repair work on the BQE (Mr. Gautier serves on the community advisory committee for the BQE project), has […]

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NYC DOT Begins Work on BQE Cantilever This Monday

Extensive surface repairs to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway cantilever deck below the Brooklyn Heights promenade will commence on Monday, August 4. The BHA website reports that the New York City Department of Transportation will begin milling and paving of the full surface of the eastbound (towards Queens) BQE from Atlantic Ave to Cadman Plaza West. […]

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Tractor-trailer Overturned on Eastbound BQE

A tractor-trailer overturned near the Atlantic Avenue exit on the eastbound BQE this morning around 4:30. According to News 12, “Authorities say another vehicle was involved in the accident, and one man was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition. ” All roads are now open, but traffic is backed up for several miles. It’s […]

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Today is Centenary of Composer Benjamin Britten, Former Brooklyn Heights Resident

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), arguably Britain’s foremost composer of the past century, whose War Requiem has long been a favorite of mine, was for a time a resident of 7 Middagh Street, the now famous February House. (The house was demolished during the construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.) As a tribute to Britten and his Brooklyn […]

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Another Weekend, Another Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closure

This from the NYC DOT website: Starting 12:01 am Saturday September 7 until 6 am Monday September 9 the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to inbound/westbound traffic. Motorists proceeding inbound/northbound from south Brooklyn via the Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway should use 3rd Avenue/Hamilton Avenue into the toll facility Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn Battery) […]

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Levin to DOT: Fix BQE Below Brooklyn Heights

We’ve received this presser from City Council Member Steve Levin’s office: CM Levin has sent a letter asking the [NYC Department of Transportation] to mill and repave the cantilevered section of the [Brooklyn Queens Expressway]. There have been a number of Brooklyn Heights residents who have felt vibrations around this section of the BQE, spurring […]

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It’s 9 O’Clock. You Know Where Your Storm Center Is?

The waiting continues, as Hurricane Sandy continues barreling Northeast, with “unheard of” winds already reaching 75 mph. The storm is moving 15 mph, and could make landfall anywhere between Sandy Hook, N.J., and Delaware. “Once it arrives, a high-pressure system will have the effect of a cork in a bottle, sealing the storm in the […]

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BQE Blockage

We received notice from Notify NYC that the eastbound BQE (southbound as it passes Brooklyn Heights) is blocked near the Brooklyn Bridge because of an overturned tractor-trailer. When we arrived at the sidewalk overlooking Hillside Park at about 5:45 p.m., this is what we saw: an upright but apparently disabled tractor-trailer in the left lane; […]

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