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Public Meeting on BQE Reconstruction Next Tuesday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association notifies us that, next Tuesday evening, November 1, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the NYU Poly Tandon Auditorium on the ground floor of 5 MetroTech Center, the City Department of Transportation will hold a public information session on the planned rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, particularly the cantilevered portion that runs […]

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Full BQE Closure in Wee Hours this Sunday and Next

Further to our earlier post concerning repair and resurfacing work on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway from July 19 to 30, we’ve now been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that the BQE between the Atlantic Avenue and Tillary Street exits will be closed in both directions from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. this Sunday, July […]

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Robert Furman’s Brooklyn Heights is a Trove of Information

Robert Furman’s (with contributions of photographs of historic Brooklyn Heights buildings by Brian Merlis) Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb is a massive–471 pages–attempt to encompass all that is significant in the history of our neighborhood. The subtitle provides a narrative arc, though an inverted one. It begins with a […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the classic 1960s movie and novel The Graduate. Performances are Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, January 11 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the […]

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BHA Urges Maintenance Work on BQE

According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle the Brooklyn Heights Association has urged the City Department of Transportation, which is responsible for routine maintenance of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, to mill the roadway and replace asphalt and concrete, as necessary, on the cantilevered portion of the BQE that runs below Brooklyn Heights. A letter to DOT Commissioner […]

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Mid-Week Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Late Wednesday afternoon I took a walk north along the Promenade, across the pedestrian bridge to Pier 1, south along the Brooklyn Bridge Park walkway to Pier 5, then up Joralemon to home on Montague. Cherry blossoms provided a splash of color at the Promenade’s north end. Brilliant green ferns on the Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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BQE Rehab Progress Report

Plans are underway for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, and much progress has been made since the public scoping meetings back in June. At last night’s Technical Advisory Committee meeting, project manager Peter King discussed some of the proposals for what could happen along the BQE.

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BQE Rehab Meeting Recap

Today, the New York State Department of Transportation held two project scoping sessions about the two-decade rehabilitation of the 1.5 mile stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street, and local community members turned up to express their desires and concerns.  The meetings began with a brief introduction regarding the need for […]

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Big BQE Public Meeting Monday

The first step in the two-decade project to reconstruct the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street begins Monday night, when New York State Department of Transportation officials present the project’s draft summary.

The two public project scoping sessions, as they are called, will be held in the Pfizer Auditorium of the Dibner Building at 5 MetroTech Center. The afternoon session will run from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the evening session from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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This week’s community calendar

The next two weeks are busy for community meetings — there’s the usual Community Board business, as well as updates on the BQE triple cantilever reconstruction project and city Department of Transportation’s ongoing project to rework Tillary Street and surface transit in Downtown. Here’s the calendar: (1) Tonight, Monday, at 6 pm, is Community Board […]

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