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BQE Northbound Traffic Flows Normally on Day One of Two Lane Restriction

Here’s a photo I took at about 8:20 this morning from the southern edge of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, showing traffic as it merges into two lanes from three where the lane restriction begins. The flow continued normally – I looked over the side of the Promenade at the traffic heading north, and it continued […]

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BQE Plan Preserves Existing Highway with Lane Reduction and Repairs

CBS Local reports that “Mayor Bill de Blasio and officials” have announced the long awaited plan for the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The plan would shrink the highway from three to two lanes in each direction, which is projected to reduce traffic volume by eleven percent. Resurfacing and waterproofing of the cantilever structure would make it […]

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BQE Cadman Plaza Exit to Close Monday Until August

Our friends at Montague Street BID have advised us that, starting this coming Monday, March 29, and continuing until August, the Cadman Plaza exit from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which serves northbound traffic, will be closed while the Hicks Street wall that borders the ramp is repaired. This may also lead to some construction noise in […]

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BQE Panel to Announce Recommendations to BHA, Other Community Groups Thursday

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that the Mayor’s panel to study the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway has finished its report and recommendations, and will brief the BHA and other interested community groups this Thursday evening, January 30. This is not a public event. According to the BHA: We look forward to learning firsthand what conclusions the Panel has […]

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City Council Member Levin Talks BQE Rehab on WNYC

In case you missed it, the BQE rehab was the topic of the day on ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart on WNYC on October 4th.  A new show, ALL OF IT “is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City.” Transportation reporter Stephen Nessen gave a breakdown […]

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DOT/BQE Meeting: New Location

According to the BHA, Thursday’s meeting has been moved  to the Ingersoll Houses Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue at the corner of Prince Street.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 and doors open at 5:30 PM.  

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BQE Rehab: Promenading No More?

New buildings, endless construction, and the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park have led many Brooklyn Heights residents to wring their hands and gnash their teeth about “progress” in the neighborhood. They ain’t seen nothing yet. Scrolling through my Twitter timeline yesterday, I came across this horrifying news: The city may have to shutter the Brooklyn Heights […]

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BQE Rehab Update in Metro Tech Monday Night

On Monday, Dec. 11 at 5 pm, the Department of Transportation’s Division of Bridges will present an update on the BQE rehab project, including information on the project’s progress and 2018 next steps. The event takes place at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 Metro Tech Center, the Maker Space Event Space, 1st Floor. RSVP […]

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Is The Brooklyn Heights Historic District a Mistake? Heights Resident Sandy Ikeda Thinks So

Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at SUNY Purchase, and a resident of Brooklyn Heights. He’s also a very personable and bright guy, as your correspondent can attest, having gone on two Jane’s Walks through the Heights that he led, one several years ago and one this April. On each occasion he showed extensive […]

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NYC DOT Seeks Public Comments, Suggestions Concerning BQE Repairs

We noted earlier that the New York State Legislature, which has an unfortunate stranglehold on many matters affecting New York City alone, in its recent session failed to pass the legislation required to expedite the urgently needed work to repair the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway that runs below Brooklyn Heights and the […]

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